It’s a tricky question, because, as you might imagine, the priciest theaters in the country are those with more than 10,000 seats.
It’s possible to spend as much as $1,000 per ticket on a ticket to see a movie in that location.
The problem, however, is that this is not necessarily an accurate representation of what it costs to see something like a blockbuster.
Most movies that have a good chance of opening in theaters nationwide are a long way off being able to break even, meaning that even if you get to see your favorite film for $1 on opening night, you could end up spending $5,000 for the entire ticket.
So which is it?
You either spend more or less than you expect to and the theater will charge you for the difference.
This article is part of the Entertainment Weekly Movie Club, a collaboration between EW and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
For more on the movies that will open in theaters this weekend, be sure to check out EW’s guide to the top movies of 2016.