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Thread: More Cinema Tickets Were Sold On Christmas Day Than Any Other Day Ever (Well, By Fandango Anyhow)
12-27-2012, 04:53 AM #1
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More Cinema Tickets Were Sold On Christmas Day Than Any Other Day Ever (Well, By Fandango Anyhow)
In an official statement, US cinema ticket booking service Fandango have announced that Christmas Day was their record breaker for the largest number of seats sold ever.
The service has existed since 2000 but it was only during this year that Fandango started to offering bookings all AMC cinemas across the US. No surprise, then, that figures are way up.
The previous record was set on May 4th, when The Avengers opened. But Christmas day saw some big new releases and a lot of attractive fare still on screens. Here are the top seven films by Fandango sales on that day:
- Les Miserables
- Django Unchained
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- Parental Guidance
- This is 40
- Jack Reacher
It's worth noting, perhaps, that Les Mis and Django were responsible for the second and third highest Christmas Day openings of all time, in dollar terms - and the fourth and fifth best box office for the day overall, behind Sherlock Holmes, Avatar and Meet the Fockers.
Meanwhile, over here in the UK, Cinemas were closed on Christmas Day - as ever. Boxing Day business seemed brisk, however, and I'll be interested to see how the figures shake out later on today.
12-27-2012, 06:55 AM #2
I saw Hobbit & Django all in one day. Both were excellent movies, but Django was the better movie experience by far.
12-27-2012, 11:23 AM #3
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I saw the Hobbit with Fandango purchased tickets only because I got a Fandango Gift Card. And will probably be the only time I'll use this "service" unless I get another gift card. The time it took the ticket-taker to scan my "e-ticket" was longer that it would've taken to buy a ticket.
12-27-2012, 01:29 PM #4
12-27-2012, 02:03 PM #5
Here in the UK, Boxing Day at the cinema I work was steady but not crazy. We sold out a couple of showing of The Hobbit in a smaller screen, but most showings were probably around 50-150 people each. Not even close to Skyfall levels of busy. They're expecting big things of Les Mis, though...
12-27-2012, 02:21 PM #6
12-30-2012, 05:37 AM #7