“Sex and the City” Moviegoers Do the Fandango

“Sex and the City” Moviegoers Do the Fandango; Company Sells More Than 16% of the Film’s Opening Weekend Box Office

 LOS ANGELES (RUSHPRNEWS) 06-01-08 – Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, announced today that it sold more than 16% of all tickets for Sex and the City, which enjoyed a projected domestic weekend box office of more than $55 million*.

Sex and the City is a landmark film for Fandango, as it represents:

Fandango’s largest percentage of tickets sold for a feature film’s opening weekend since the company’s founding in 2000. (By comparison, Fandango sold nearly 12% of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and 10.5 % of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith domestic opening weekends, both in 2005.)
One million tickets sold on Fandango through opening weekend.
The top-selling romantic comedy in company history.
One of the company’s fastest ticket-sellers, selling nearly 10 tickets per second, during extended peak hours.
One of Fandango’s top 10 advance ticket-sellers, with more than 1,000 weekend shows sold out in advance.
 

“Internet ticket sales for Sex and the City have been nothing short of extraordinary for a female-driven picture,” says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer for Fandango. “Loyal fans of the television series have been waiting years for a chance to spend more time with their on-screen friends, and we saw unusually strong advance interest for this film several weeks out. It clearly struck a chord with moviegoers who were hungry for a different kind of summer movie fare.”

As part of Fandango’s online survey of more than 10,000 Sex and the City moviegoers, 71% of respondents claimed Hollywood does not create enough movies that speak to the adult female audience. In the meantime, Sex and the City continues to perform well with ticket sales on Fandango, accounting for more than 90 % of tickets, as of Sunday morning. 

* Box office information from Media by Numbers, LLC

About Fandango

One of the Web’s top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 15,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com. Fandango is a unit of Comcast Interactive Media.

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