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#552: Blockbusters, Bombs And The Price Of A Ticket No ratings yet.

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    The price of tickets for lots of things — baseball games, many Broadway musicals, plane trips — rises and falls based on how much demand there is. But when you go to the movies, a ticket to the empty theater playing a bomb is exactly the same price as a ticket to the sold-out blockbuster. On today’s the show, we try to find out why.

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