LOS ANGELES (RPRN) 6/18/2009–Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen doesnâ€™t open till next week (midnight on Tuesday night, June 23), but as of today, the film already represents 45% of ticket sales on Fandango, the nationâ€™s leading moviegoer destination.
Several Tuesday midnight show times of the filmâ€™s IMAX presentation are already sold-out at locations across the country, including Los Angelesâ€™ AMC Universal CityWallk; Chicagoâ€™s Cinemark @Seven Bridges and Regal Lincolnshire 20; Philadelphiaâ€™s UA King of Prussia Stadium; and New York Cityâ€™s AMC Loews 34th Street and AMC Loews Lincoln Square (where a 4:00 a.m. show time on Wednesday morning has been added to meet fan demand). Â Tuesday midnight show times are also sold-out in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Denver, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, and American Fork, Utah.
The film is currently outpacing this summerâ€™s Star Trek movie and the original Transformers in advance ticket sales on Fandango at the same point in those filmsâ€™ sales cycles (one week before release date). Moviegoers purchasing tickets for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on Fandango will receive a free music download of Cavoâ€™s Let it Go from the filmâ€™s soundtrack as a bonus.
â€œFor nearly two years â€“ since the last Transformers opened â€“ this new movie has been one of the most highly-anticipated films among fans on our site,â€ says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango. â€œTickets for the new Transformers are already selling fast, so moviegoers should plan on buying their tickets in advance, as showtimes are continuing to sell out.â€
Fandango has surveyed nearly 2,000 moviegoers planning to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Among the findings:
Â· 88% of respondents said they are fans of director Michael Bay; 66% of them picked Transformers as their favorite Bay film.
Â· 77% of respondents say they were fans of Transformers when they were kids; 68% of those fans watched the cartoon series, while 61% played with the toys.
Â· 45% picked Optimus Prime as their favorite Transformer; 21% picked Bumblebee; 4% picked Megatron.
Â· 62% of respondents are 18-34 years old; 63% are male.
In a separate survey on Fandango, 36% of moviegoers picked Transformers star Megan Fox as the sexiest female star of the summer. For the complete list of moviegoer picks for â€œThe Top 10 Sexiest Summer Starsâ€, check out the Fandango Summer Movie Guide.
Buy advance tickets to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and get a free song download on iTunes!
One of the Webâ€™s top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 16,000 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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