Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Harry Potter Overpowers The Dark Knight for #2 Spot on Fandango’s Top Advance Ticket-Sellers List
(Los Angeles, July 15, 2009) -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has eclipsed both Twilight and The Dark Knight on Fandango's list of Top 10 Advance Ticket-Sellers, taking over the #2 spot from Knight. The #1 spot continues to be held by Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Harry Potter 6 currently represents 96% of all ticket sales on Fandango. Some additional updates from Fandango:
•More than 3,000 midnight and early morning showtimes for Harry Potter were sold out in cities across the country, from Anchorage, Alaska to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
•On Tuesday, Fandango sustained a rate of selling ten Harry Potter tickets per second.
•Theater owners added show times throughout the night, but even 4:00 a.m. showtimes ended up selling out in advance online.
“It’s rare for any movie to sell out so many of its midnight and early morning showtimes,” says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango. “But the positive word-of-mouth on Half-Blood Prince has been particularly powerful. We expect heavy repeat business throughout the next few weeks, and especially when Potter gets a wide release in the IMAX and 3D formats on July 29.”
The Top 10 Advance Ticket-Sellers on Fandango (as of July 15, 2009):
1. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
3. The Dark Knight (2008)
4. Twilight (2008)
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
8. Hannah Montana 3D (2008)
9. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
10. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
One of the Web's top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 16,000 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 http://www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com. Fandango is a unit of Comcast Interactive Media.