How Much Do We Spend on Halloween? All Hallow’s Eve by the Numbers
CNN.com has again released it’s list of Halloween by the Numbers. What kind of numbers go into this year’s Halloween holiday? They may surprise you!
$8 billion: Total Halloween consumer spending expected for 2012.
71.5: Percent of Americans who plan on celebrating Halloween this year.
41 million: Potential trick-or-treaters ages 5-14.
$79.82: Amount Americans will spend on candy, costumes, and decorations.
25.9: Percent of Americans who said the economy could affect how much they end up spending on their Halloween gear and party plans this year.
46: Years since the premiere of the classic TV special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
12.7: Percent of pets that will dress up like a pumpkin, the number one costume this year for scary cats and dogs.
9.5: Percent of adults who plan to be a witch this Halloween.
1,200: Estimated number of haunted houses (that charge admission!) in the United States.
12: “Friday the 13th” movies starring hockey-mask wearing bad guy Jason Voorhees.
$410.6 million: Box office earnings of horror movies in 2011.
35 million: Pounds of candy corn produced each year, according to the National Confectioners Association.
11: Percent of respondents who told Gallup.com in 2006 they had objections to Halloween on religious grounds.