Question by worldpeace: why are all movies priced the same when they are of such variable quality and have variable production costs?
i mean, i know the straightforward answer…
it’s just easier to charge everyone at the movie theater or video store the same price.
but think about it.
we pay different prices for things in the grocery store, or restaurant, or almost any business, based on their quality and the cost of the ingredients or components that went into their production.
why shouldn’t it be the same for movies?
i guess it probably has something to do with the marketing and financing of movies.
like, the way we have it now, where low budget independent films can actually make a lot of money when they’re lucky, that can have the effect of helping the future financing of better quality films that wouldn’t otherwise get financing, right?
or does that make any sense?
if anyone has any other thoughts about this (especially of the economics behind it), i’d be really interested to hear what you think.
Answer by br4pt0r
very interesting, I think you’re completely right though.
On the other hand it’s all a big con. Remember it’s easier for cinema’s to charge a set price on everything, to avoid dispute when a customer doesn’t like a film.
The film makers only make a set figure from selling the film license to individual companies (cineworld, blockbuster, etc.) so they kinda wouldn’t mind about ticket prices. I’m sure there is various reasons, but maybe you just opened a can of worms. lol
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