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Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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What's the mark-up on cinema popcorn?

Question

What is the mark-up on cinema popcorn? Surely it’s really cheap to make, but they sell it for a lot of money.
Glenn, Theydon Bois

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Ian, Mortlake
Qualification: Used to work on catering
Answer: The mark-up is 400% for ready-popped popcorn in a cinema. From kernels, the popcorn is sold for 25 times more (2500%) than it costs, even allowing for overheads. The box costs more than the popcorn does!