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FANDANGO CRUSHES RECORDS BY SELLING MORE THAN 37% OF DOMESTIC OPENING WEEKEND BOX OFFICE DOLLARS FOR “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS,” THE LARGEST TICKETING SHARE FOR ANY MOVIE IN COMPANY HISTORY


 

Approximately 1 Out of Every 3 Tickets for “The Force Awakens” in U.S. was

Purchased through Fandango’s Online and Mobile Ticketing Channels

 

LOS ANGELES - December 21, 2015 -- Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for all things movies, announced today that it sold more than 37% of the estimated $247 million* opening weekend ticket sales (Thursday night through Sunday) for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” marking the largest share of weekend sales for any movie in Fandango’s 15-year history. Approximately 1 out of 3 U.S. tickets to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” were purchased through Fandango’s online and mobile channels.

 

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” helped break other new records on Fandango, as the company saw its:

  •          Biggest sales weekend in company history
  •          Top ticket-selling day (Friday)
  •          Biggest week of sales ever, more than 92% higher than the previous best-selling week
  •          Largest number of mobile tickets sold for any movie
  •          Top sales for any movie in the history of Fandango

 

“Fandango is enjoying a record-breaking year with 70% year-over-year growth in ticket sales,” says Fandango President Paul Yanover. “Our record box office share of ‘The Force Awakens’ demonstrates the ubiquity of Fandango and how consumers are utilizing our many conveniences, such as reserved seating and mobile ticket redemption, to enhance their moviegoing experience.”

 

“We are expecting another huge week during the Christmas holidays,” added Yanover “as more consumers head to theaters to enjoy ‘The Force Awakens’ again or to see it for the first time, as well as other new releases.  The great news is that Disney and the exhibitors are doing a spectacular job meeting fan demand by making sure there are plenty of tickets and showtimes available.”

 

 

*Based on current reported estimates