Upcoming 2017 films

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January 4th, 2017 at 6:36:28 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
$12 for Chipotle chicken meal

$3.79 for coffee (=80 pesos)


How does that factor vs purchasing power in each country, I wonder.

Also consider an ordinary Main Street Station dinner buffet costs less than that chicken meal.
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January 4th, 2017 at 7:51:45 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
How does that factor vs purchasing power in each country, I wonder.


The World Bank used 191% in 2015. So what costs 65 pesos in Mexico should on average cost 124 peso equivalent at current exchange rate in US dollars. But the peso lost a lot of it's value in 2016 relative to USD. So by that standard a 65 peso latte in Mexico is considerably more expensive than a $3.79 coffee in the USA.

Quote: Nareed
Also consider an ordinary Main Street Station dinner buffet costs less than that chicken meal.


No doubt, eating in a theater is expensive. The idea has very limited penetration in the USA. But buying coffee in a Starbucks is also expensive.

But, I can see some people who feel that $12 for a chicken meal is a better deal than $5 for a box of candy.
January 4th, 2017 at 8:14:17 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
So by that standard a 65 peso latte in Mexico is considerably more expensive than a $3.79 coffee in the USA.


I knew it would be something like that...


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No doubt, eating in a theater is expensive. The idea has very limited penetration in the USA.


It has limited penetration here, too. Granted I don't go to the movies that often, but I've yet to see people ordering dinner during the movie. Usually it's popcorn, soda, ice cream and candy.

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But buying coffee in a Starbucks is also expensive.


Yes, but you get a specialty type of coffee that's hard to make at home (or too much of a hassle), and there are plenty of options available. It's also convenient. And there are cheaper options to Sbucks all over the place.

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But, I can see some people who feel that $12 for a chicken meal is a better deal than $5 for a box of candy.


It's likely better for you.

You do have to take the location and convenience into account, though. You can't eat an MSS buffet at the theater, after all, and you probably don't even want to.
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January 4th, 2017 at 12:40:00 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin


$12 for Chipotle chicken meal


As somebody who has cooked every day
for the last 50 years, there's less than $2
worth of actual product there. Figure in
prep costs and you have a 400% markup.
Or higher.
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January 4th, 2017 at 1:38:49 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Evenbob
As somebody who has cooked every day for the last 50 years, there's less than $2 worth of actual product there. Figure in prep costs and you have a 400% markup. Or higher.


No doubt that is true. But that is probably true of most prepared food or restaurants.

But look at the $12 chicken meal at the AMC theater vs the $12 chicken meal at Applebees. They are roughly comparable. There is a market for people who simply don't want to go to another place to eat, leave a tip.



January 4th, 2017 at 1:57:07 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
But look at the $12 chicken meal at the AMC theater vs the $12 chicken meal at Applebees. They are roughly comparable.


The Applebees entrée has a lot more chicken and more fries, plus what looks like coleslaw. Bases solely on the amount of chicken, it's a better value. Chicken being the most expensive ingredient. The service might be similar, though you're not expected to spend 2+ hours at the restaurant eating one dish.


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There is a market for people who simply don't want to go to another place to eat, leave a tip.


Absolutely.

Sometimes I go to an earlier or later showing to accommodate dinner. If prices were cheaper, I'd dine during the movie.
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January 4th, 2017 at 2:59:27 PM permalink
Evenbob
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The theater meal is mostly bread
and potatoes, very cheap. The
other meal cost twice as much to
make because of all the chicken.
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July 24th, 2017 at 3:41:49 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Well it's the third Spiderman in 15 years. Tom Holland just turned age 21 and is a little more convincing as a high school student.

Financially, his first film is outperforming those of Andrew Garfield, but still lagging behind all of the Tobey Maguire films


1) Tobey Maguire/ Kirsten Dunst ( Mary Jane Watson ) 3 films (ages 26-31)
2) Andrew Garfield / Emma Stone ( "Gwen" Stacy) 2 films (ages 29-31)
3) Tom Holland/ Zendaya (Michelle "MJ" Jones) 1 films and 1 cameo

$282,379,655 May 20, 2007 SpiderMan #3 (day 17)
$251,711,581 July 23, 2107 Spider-Man: Homecoming (day 17)
July 24th, 2017 at 10:50:34 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Pacomartin
Candy and popcorn sales keep the huge number of theaters open in Northern America.


Is the markup for popcorn or soda higher? I think it might be popcorn, but maybe not.
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July 24th, 2017 at 11:13:48 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: rxwine
Is the markup for popcorn or soda higher? I think it might be popcorn, but maybe not.


It's got to be popcorn, as the overhead on the syrup for the "all flavors" soda machine has got to be more expensive than a 50 lb bag of corn, oil, salt, paper bags, and the electricity to run a popper that hasn't been cleaned since the Carter administration.

The trailer for "Dark Tower" looks like fun. I may spend the money to see that one in the theater.
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