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Movie Tickets Cost You $10.6 Billion This Year

As expected, Hollywood's war on our wallets has resulted in another record-destroying year for box-office receipts: Studios extracted an incredible $10.6 billion from film goers — the most ever, again — owed in large part to inflation and premium-priced tickets for 3-D movies. That total, heroically tallied up by Vulture buddy Paul Dergarabedian (pictured), includes tonight's predicted grosses for Avatar and Sherlock Holmes (presumably Nine's wouldn't have made a difference). Congrats, Hollywood!

A $10.6 Billion Year for Hollywood [ArtsBeat/NYT]

Photo: Courtesy of IFC.