Wednesday Update: MovieTickets.com reports that nearly 450 screenings of Star Trek Into Darkness have sold out with 60% of yesterday's daily sales coming from advance tickets purchased by moviegoers to see the sequel.
The official press release from Fandango:
LOS ANGELES -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, reported today that "Star Trek Into Darkness" is warp-speeding ahead with 71% of Tuesday morning's ticket sales. Hundreds of showtimes are already sold out across the country, from New York to San Francisco, from Atlanta to Austin, in advance of the film's Wednesday late night opening.
According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 "Star Trek Into Darkness" ticket-buyers, anticipation for the film is running high. Among the findings:
• 93% plan to see the film on opening weekend;
• 62% will attend the movie with a group of fellow "Star Trek" fans;
• 55% are already planning to see the movie more than once;
• 15% will be dressed in "Star Trek" attire at the theater.
As an exclusive bonus for Fandango ticket-buyers, fans purchasing "Star Trek Into Darkness" tickets on Fandango will receive a complimentary iTunes download of J.J. Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek" movie, while supplies last. See http://bit.ly/VEbvgQ for details.