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FANDANGO SMASHES RECORDS BY SELLING 22% OF OPENING WEEKEND BOX OFFICE FOR “THE HUNGER GAMES”— LARGEST SHARE FOR ANY MOVIE IN COMPANY HISTORY on March 26, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today that it sold 22% of opening weekend ticket sales for "The Hunger Games"- marking the largest share of sales for any movie in Fandango's nearly 12-year history. During the weekend's peak ticket-selling periods, Fandango was selling 17 tickets per second, representing the company's top franchise opener, best-selling March release, top-selling mobile weekend and Fandango's top-selling single day (March 23, 2012) for a movie, besting "The Dark Knight" opening day (July 18, 2008).

Fandango's share of all domestic ticket sales for "The Hunger Games" - which took in a projected domestic box office of $155 million* - reshapes Fandango's list of top five shares of opening weekends. The new record-breaker list is as follows:
1. "The Hunger Games" (2012) - 22%
2. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" (2011) - 19%
3. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009) - 18%
4. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" (2010) - 17%
5. "Sex and the City" (2008) - 16%

Fandango also broke a record with "Hunger" as the movie with the most tickets ever sold on opening weekend via mobile on Fandango; the previous record-holder was "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2." Friday, March 23 was also the top day for mobile ticket sales in Fandango history.

"Fandango's record- breaking percentage of the film's opening weekend is a testament to the growing popularity of online and mobile ticketing as the way to go to the movies," says Fandango Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Butler. "It's rare to see the first film in a franchise performing like an established sequel, but ‘The Hunger Games' is a true phenomenon. Fans have given it our highest ‘Must Go!" rating, with Web and mobile ticket sales still going strong on Monday."

According to a Fandango online survey of thousands of moviegoers, 62% of "Hunger Games" fans plan to see the movie more than once in the theater, indicating repeat viewings throughout the week. As of Monday, the film still accounts for 87% of all daily tickets sold on Fandango.

*Estimated box office info from Boxoffice.com.

 

International Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Dominates With $59.25 Million on March 25, 2012

hungergamesipad.jpgThe Hunger Games: $59.25 million from 7,700 locations in 69 markets.

John Carter: $21.9 million from 54 territories representing 92% of the international market. International cume = $171.9 million.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: $8.2 million from 1,859 locations in 18 markets. International cume = $33.3 million.

This Means War: $5.9 million from 3,966 locations in 51 markets. International cume = $78.7 million.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: $5.5 million from 1,953 locations in 25 territories. International cume = $21.3 million.

21 Jump Street: $5.3 million from 14 markets. International cume = $16 million.

Project X: $4.4 million from 1,300 locations in 27 markets. International cume = $20.8 million.

The Devil Inside: $3.4 million from 1,970 locations in 36 markets. International cume = $44.5 million.

The Vow: $2.6 million from 26 markets. International cume = $46.2 million.

Hugo: $2.4 million from 1,648 locations in 35 markets. International cume = $72.9 million.

Contraband: $2.3 million from 1,780 locations in 24 territories. International cume = $24.8 million.

Safe House: $2.3 million from 1,980 locations in 42 territories. International cume = $71.1 million.

 

FANDANGO SMASHES RECORDS BY SELLING 22% OF OPENING WEEKEND BOX OFFICE FOR “THE HUNGER GAMES”, LARGEST SHARE FOR ANY MOVIE IN COMPANY HISTORY on March 25, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today that it sold 22% of opening weekend ticket sales for "The Hunger Games", marking the largest share of sales for any movie in Fandango's nearly 12-year history. During the weekend's peak ticket-selling periods, Fandango was selling 17 tickets per second, representing the company's top franchise opener, best-selling March release, top-selling mobile weekend and Fandango's top-selling single day (March 23, 2012) for a movie, besting "The Dark Knight" opening day on July 18, 2008.

Fandango's share of all domestic ticket sales for "The Hunger Games" - which took in a projected domestic box office of $155 million* - reshapes Fandango's list of top 5 shares of opening weekends. The new record-breaker list is as follows:
1."The Hunger Games" (2012) - 22%
2. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" (2011) - 19%
3. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009) - 18%
4. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" (2010) - 17%
5. "Sex and the City" (2008) - 16%

Fandango also broke a record with "Hunger" as the movie with the most tickets ever sold on opening weekend via mobile on Fandango; the previous record-holder was "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2." Friday, March 23 was also the top day for mobile ticket sales in Fandango history.

"Fandango's record- breaking percentage of the film's opening weekend is a testament to the growing popularity of online and mobile ticketing as the way to go to the movies," says Fandango Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Butler. "It's rare to see a franchise's first film performing like an established sequel, but ‘The Hunger Games' is a true phenomenon. Fans have given it our highest ‘Must Go!" rating, with Web and mobile ticket sales still going strong on Sunday morning."

According to a Fandango online survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers, 62% of "Hunger Games" fans plan to see the movie more than once in the theater, indicating repeat viewings throughout the week. As of Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. PT, the film still accounts for 90% of all daily tickets sold on Fandango.

*Estimated box office info from Boxoffice.com

 

'Hunger Games' Continues To Drive Sold-Out Shows On MovieTickets.com on March 25, 2012

Official stats from MovieTickets.com

• THE HUNGER GAMES is MovieTickets.com's #1 non-sequel preseller of all-time, beating out TWILIGHT.
• Going in to the weekend, nearly 2,500 screenings offered nationwide by the online ticketing provider for the film's release had sold out.
• Over 450 screenings of THE HUNGER GAMES offered by MovieTickets.com for this week (Sun-Thurs) are already sold out.
• Over 10% of all tickets sold for the first weekend release of the film came from fans wanting to see it in IMAX theaters.
• In a survey, MovieTickets.com found that 97% of its users who saw THE HUNGER GAMES would recommend the movie to their friends to see.


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