LOS ANGELES (RUSHPRNEWS) AUGUST 7, 2008–Here are the results of Fandango’s online survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers planning to see Tropic Thunder (opening next Wednesday):* 81% of moviegoers planning to see Tropic Thunder also plan to see Pineapple Express;
* 75% of respondents say they are more interested in these two comedies because of their “R” rating;
* 83% say they are not turned off by gory graphic humor;
* 43% say that Robert Downey, Jr.’s performance is the single most important factor prompting them to buy a ticket to see Tropic Thunder;
* 94% say they are not offended by the concept of Downey’s Tropic character, in a satirical jab at Hollywood method actors, donning “blackface” for his war movie role.
Please call me on my cell phone at 310-200-1201 for more details – with best wishes, Harry Medved/Fandango
Fandango Five – Ticket Sales (as of 8/6/08 12:00 noon PT)
Movie Fandango User Rating % Fandango Sales
Pineapple Express “Go” 69%
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 “So-So 11%
The Dark Knight “Must Go” 14%
Mamma Mia! “Go” 2%
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor “Go” 1%
Fandango Weekly Poll (as of 8/6/08 12:00 noon PT)
If you are planning to see The Dark Knight in the theater again, what is the main factor prompting you to go?
Heath Ledger’s performance as “The Joker” 67%
The riveting story 11%
The non-stop action 9%
There’s nothing else I really want to see 9%
Christian Bale’s performance as “Batman” 4%
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