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"Deadpool" Uncontrollable as Fandango's Top Ticket-Seller for Holiday Weekend


 

"Deadpool" Uncontrollable as Fandango's Top Ticket-Seller for Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES – February 10, 2016 – ”Deadpool” is killing it at the top of Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz indicator with an indestructible 93 out of 100 points. The highly-anticipated R-rated superhero movie has been the #1 film in Fandango’s daily sales for the last two weeks and is outselling last year’s superhero debut movie, “Ant-Man,” at the same point in the sales cycle.

 

“Moviegoers will be flocking to theaters this weekend for ‘Deadpool,’ which is garnering strong buzz for its unique blend of edgy comedy and over-the-top violent action,” says Fandango Correspondent Dave Karger. “The fans are looking forward to Ryan Reynolds suiting up for off-the-wall humor unlike anything they’ve seen in previous superhero movies.”

 

Fandango surveyed more 1,000 “Deadpool” ticket-buyers and found that:

·         96% say the movie is part of their holiday weekend plans;

·         93% are excited to see a Marvel Comics superhero movie that is rated R;

·         92% are particularly excited about the casting of  Ryan Reynold as Deadpool;

·         80% would like to see Deadpool in a crossover “X-Men” movie;

·         76% say Deadpool’s sense of humor is his most winning attribute;

·         69% are fans of Deadpool comics and/or video games;

·         60% already plan to see it more than once;

·         59% plan to see the movie with a friend or group of friends; 41% plan to see “Deadpool” with a date or significant other.

 

About Fanticipation       

Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango’s movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango’s advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement.  Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment. Fandango is the nation’s leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 42 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore.