Movie snacks are notorious for being overpriced. Depending on location, large drinks and popcorn can cost up to $10 each. Other small snacks can cost upwards of $6. Some podcast hosts have gone viral on TikTok after revealing their snacks totaled over $300.
The six-second clip was recorded by user @bussinwtb, a TikTok account dedicated to Barstool Sports’ Bussin With The Boys podcast. The clip revealed a massive movie order to the account’s 233,000 followers: five large drinks, five large popcorns, two bottles of water, nachos and candy. He proceeds to a register screen, revealing a whopping total of $316.29.
In addition to the huge total, the screen showed part of the order and the cost of each item: $7.99 for the nachos, $5.79 for each small bottle of water, and $1.99 each for two packets. flavored salt.
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The video has amassed 1.5 million views since it was posted on October 22, where viewers slammed TikTokers for buying so many snacks.
“And half the popcorn probably didn’t get eaten,” one viewer chided.
“It was either the rent or going to movies,” wrote a second.
“All this just so as not to finish everything,” criticized a third.
“Bro had to take out a mortgage,” added another viewer.
Other viewers suggested different methods to save money on snacks.
“Idk just bringing a big purse and stopping at Dollar Tree before the movie,” one person shared.
“You can get the same thing at the grocery store for less,” said a second.
“Why didn’t you just introduce other stuff, I understand the popcorn, but the other stuff,” a third commented.
“8 DOLLARS FOR THESE LITTLE DORITOS I SWEAR THEY LIKE $1 AT THE GAS STATION AND THEY ARE THE SAME SIZE,” another wrote.
According yahoo, the average price for a large popcorn is $8.15, $6.31 for a large soda, and $4.25 for a candy. The million-dollar question remains: why are movie theater concessions so expensive? The answer is simple: this is how movie theaters make their money. Movie theaters do not derive revenue from movie tickets; the money goes to the movie companies. However, movie theaters receive their money through concessions, hence why the prices are outrageously expensive.
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*First published: October 23, 2022, 1:58 p.m. CDT
Melody Heald is a cultural writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine, and more.