Movie stars have always been popular at the big box office.
They’re part of the reason we all watch movies in the first place, and their presence in theaters continues to grow with each passing year.
But how many of us are going to be in theaters again in 2020, as opposed to 2021, 2023, 2024, 2025 or 2026?
The answers are in the new movies released this year.
These new releases, from major studios like Universal, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Paramount and Lionsgate, are expected to hit theaters by 2020.
They represent the most significant wave of releases to hit the box office in decades, including some of the biggest blockbusters of the year, such as the “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” sequel, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” sequel and “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
While the big picture is certainly bigger in 2020 than it was last year, it’s not quite as rosy.
In the coming months, the new releases are expected come under a variety of pressure.
In addition to “The Avengers” sequel that’s in theaters by the end of the month, the first three “X” sequels that start shooting in theaters next month, Universal and DreamWorks’ new “Frozen” animated feature and Sony’s “Taken 2” sequel all hit theaters in the summer of 2020.
And what of the new big-screen hits from last year?
There’s a good chance the slate will be slightly less crowded in 2020.
While most of the big releases have already been announced for 2020, some new movies from independent producers will also be released.
Among those films are “The Lego Batman Movie,” “The Great Wall,” “Loving,” “Unbroken” and “The Hateful Eight.”
All of these films are expected by 2020 to have a theatrical run of at least 10 weeks or longer, according to Variety.
Of course, all of these movies are expected in theaters for a limited time.
But what will the average ticket price look like in 2020 compared to 2021?
In 2020, a single ticket to a new movie is $35.99.
But if you purchase a single movie, you’ll pay $1.49 more per ticket, according in Variety.
That means if you buy a single $35 ticket, you could pay more than $8,000 in ticket surcharges in 2020 for movies released last year.
To get an idea of the price increase, consider the following.
In 2020, there were five films that were released in theaters last year and each one was released for a total of $55.6 million, according the film industry trade publication Box Office Mojo.
In 2021, there will be four films that are released in 2020 and each of them is expected to have grossed at least $60 million in theaters.
In 2020 there are two films released every day in theaters, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and the upcoming “The Fate of the Furious.”
In 2021 there will also likely be two films each day in each of the next four months.
And the next two months, 2019 and 2020, will have at least two films on each day.
With each day of the calendar, ticket prices will be higher than the one before it.
In addition, theaters will likely see more of the same films this year than they did last year with a few exceptions.
“Furious 7” has been released, so the price for the film will be about $150.
For “Rogue Two,” “Dunkirk” and its sequel “Blacklist,” the price is about $130.
And “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which is also expected to be released in 2019, will cost about $100.
All of these prices could easily get even higher if studios decide to release multiple films each year, especially if the first film that they release is a big hit.
If you have any additional questions about the film season, or just want to hear the news first, check out Variety’s full recap of the movies in theaters in 2020 with the release date and release week in the box.