Movie theater popcorn is very high in calories and may contain between one to three days' worth of the recommended daily allotment of saturated fats. Another fact about movie theater popcorn is that it often contains high quantities of sodium.
Movie theater popcorn typically contains between 400 and 1,200 calories. Major theater chains often pop their popcorn in coconut oil consisting of up to 90 percent saturated fat. Sodium levels for movie theater popcorn can range from 210 to 1,500 milligrams, depending on the serving size. Theaters commonly offer buttery toppings that contain non-hydrogenated soybean oil and contain between 120 to 130 additional calories per tablespoon.