Fandango Announces TWILIGHT SAGA is 92% of Today's Ticket Sales
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today that "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" represents 92% of today's ticket sales, with thousands of showtimes sold out across the country, from major markets like New York and Los Angeles and smaller communities from Alabaster, Alabama to Zanesville, Ohio. The epic conclusion of the "Twilight" series has been among the site's top three ticket-sellers each day since advance tickets first went on sale on October 1.
"It's the most anticipated moviegoing event of the season," said Paul Yanover, President of Fandango, "and our surveys indicate that the action in 'Part 2' may be driving new moviegoers to see the grand finale. We expect that fans will take advantage of Fandango's many conveniences, like our mobile apps and mobile barcode ticketing, to guarantee their seats to the epic conclusion."
According to a recent Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers, "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" is the most anticipated film of the fall, with 57% of fans planning to see it more than once on the big screen.
When asked which elements of the movie were most appealing, a majority (52%) of fans picked the action, while 48% picked the romance. Among the film's most anticipated scenes, Bella's awakening/transformation as a vampire was the most selected, cited by (47%) of fans. Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee), Judi Shekoni (Zafrina), Lee Pace (Garrett), Patrick Brennan (Liam), and Rami Malek (Benjamin) are the top five new franchise actors that fans are most excited to see on the big screen.
Fans can check out the inside scoop on the film at Fandango's "Twilight Movie Guide," featuring red carpet coverage and exclusive and extensive on-set reports and video interviews with each of the film's biggest stars including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. To check out all that Fandango has to offer on "Breaking Dawn, Part 2," see http://thetwilightsaga.fandango.com.
Last month was Fandango's most successful October in the company's nearly 12-year history, with mobile as a strong driver of sales and traffic. Fandango's mobile ticket sales in October 2012 have increased 223% year-over-year, and mobile purchases now account for more than 30% of overall ticket sales on Fandango. Downloads of Fandango's popular mobile apps are also up more than 47% since this time last year, with total downloads surpassing the 28 million mark.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 20,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. At many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones.
Fandango is available online at www.fandango.com, via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 28 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 41 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film fans find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.