Wolverine To Open Tomorrow – Jackman’s Star Power Sells Tickets

LOS ANGELES (RPRN) 4/29/09 — WOLVERINE opens tomorrow night at midnight, and it appears that Hugh Jackman’s star power is a contributing factor to the film’s brisk advance ticket sales.According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers, 44% of WOLVERINE ticket-buyers had viewed the 2009 Academy Awards Show with Hugh Jackman as the host, and 34% of those viewers said the Oscar telecast actually made them more excited to see him as Wolverine. (64% said his Oscar duties had no effect on their anticipation for the movie, while 2% said it made them less excited to see him playing the character.)Please do call us if you need more information.

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Fandango Five – Ticket Sales (as of 4/29/09 10:00 a.m. PT)

Movie Fandango User Rating % Fandango Sales

X-Men Origins: Wolverine “Go”     65%

Star Trek “Go”                                  17%

Obsessed “Go”                                  2%

Earth “Go”                                         1%

The Soloist “Go”                                1%

Fandango Weekly Poll (as of 4/29/09 9:00 a.m. PT)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens this week. Of the prequels below, which is your favorite?

Batman Begins 66%

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 16%

Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom 15%

Red Dragon 3%

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