The domestic box office tallied a record $9.68 billion in ticket sales during 2007, up 4 percent over 2006, according to box-office trackers Media By Numbers. However, the entire increase appeared to be the result of higher ticket prices, as the number of tickets sold remained virtually flat with last year at 1.42 billion and well off the 2002 modern-day record of 1.6 billion set in 2002. Meanwhile, Daily Variety reported that the six major studios grossed $9.4 billion in 2007, up 9 percent from last year.