Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Spider-Man 3 Smashes Ticketing Records on Fandango; Selling Ten Tickets Per Second, Biggest Ticket-Sales Day Ever
The Movie’s Favorite Web-Slinger is New Champ on The Web’s Favorite Movie Destination
Los Angeles, May 6, 2007 - Fandango, the nation’s leading movie ticketing destination, announced today that new ticketing records were broken by Spider-Man 3, which enjoyed a projected $148 million* domestic opening weekend at the box office. Spider-Man 3 now ranks as Fandango’s daily ticket-sales record-holder. The previous daily record-holder was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, followed by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, then Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Spider-Man 3 is making history across the board:
• On Friday, May 4, Spider-Man 3 broke Fandango’s daily sales record and hourly sales record (May 4, 4:00-5:00 pm), selling ten tickets per second over multiple hours;
• Opening day sales for Spider-Man 3 were by far the biggest of 2007 so far, surpassing the opening day sales for box office hits 300, Wild Hogs and Ghost Rider combined;
• Spider-Man 3 represents 97 percent of all weekly ticket sales on Fandango (as of Sunday 9:00 am PT).
“It’s a harbinger of a terrific summer at the movies,” says Ted Hong, VP Marketing for Fandango, “Spider-Man 3’s advance ticket sales have been nothing short of sensational, and as of Sunday morning, ticket sales are still going strong. We are pleased that millions of moviegoers are taking advantage of the ease of Fandango to avoid ’sold out’ signs at the theaters this weekend.”
In an online poll on Fandango, Spider-Man 3 moviegoers were asked about the other summer movies they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen. This summer’s most anticipated movies, ranked in order, are Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Shrek the Third, Transformers, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Simpsons Movie, Ocean’s Thirteen, Live Free or Die Hard and Evan Almighty.
Fandango has recently added new features to its site so that it continues to be the leading moviegoer destination. Among the additions are more extensive content in the form of commentator articles, blogs and interviews, expanded user ratings and reviews, and easily browsable collections of movie trailers, clips and photos. Not changed is Fandango's user-friendly interface for showtimes and tickets.
* Box office information from Box Office Mojo.
One of the Web’s top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 15,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com.
Fandango theater partners include the nation’s leading exhibitors: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, Bow Tie Cinemas, CineArts Theatres, Cineplex Galaxy Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Colorado Cinemas, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Theatres, IMAX, Majestic Crest Theatre, Premiere Theatres, R/C Theatres, and Wehrenberg Theatres.