As of 2011, New York City has the highest movie ticket prices in the United States, with an average of $12.75 per ticket. However, there are several cities around the world in which movie tickets cost considerably more, such as Tokyo, Japan, where one ticket costs an average of $21.50.
The cost of a movie ticket is higher at many locations in Australia and Scandinavia than it is in even the most expensive U.S. theaters. Special showings of films can significantly affect the final price of the ticket. For example, 3-D showings cost up to $5 more than 2-D showings for the same movie. Tickets to IMAX showings also usually cost more than showings at traditional theaters.