LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading
moviegoer destination, announced today that new company ticketing records
were set by Walt Disney Pictures' Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of
Both Worlds Concert in Disney Digital 3D, which enjoyed a projected weekend
box office of $29 million*.
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Hannah Montana 3D is making history across the board:
-- Fandango sold more than $9 million of the film's projected $29 million
opening weekend box office, or more than 30% of Hannah Montana 3D
ticket sales, shattering Fandango's previous records.
-- Hannah is Fandango's top advance ticket-seller for a February opening
(the previous record-holder was 2004's The Passion of The Christ).
-- Hannah now ranks as Fandango's fifth biggest advance ticket-seller in
company history. Rounding out Fandango's all-time top five are: 1. Star
Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith; 2. Harry Potter and the Goblet
of Fire; 3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; 4. Pirates of
the Caribbean: At World's End.
-- Hannah is Fandango's top-selling concert movie in the company's seven-
-- Hannah has been the top-selling title on Fandango since tickets went on
sale on Dec. 1, 2007.
-- January 2008 is now the second most heavily-trafficked month in
Fandango history** (the record belongs to July 2007, when Transformers
and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opened).
"Hannah Montana 3D 's advance ticket sales have been truly
extraordinary," says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango.
"Disney's marketing and distribution teams, along with our theater
partners, have done a sensational job in creating awareness and building
momentum for this exceptional event. We look forward to working with our
partners to bring more unique moviegoing experiences like Hannah to the
general public in the future."
* Studio estimates.
** Internally-sourced traffic.
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 theater partners include the nation's leading exhibitors: AMC
Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards
Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American
Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, CineArts Theatres, Cinebarre, Cobb
Theatres, Hollywood Theatres, IMAX, Kerasotes Theatres, Majestic Crest
Theatre, Premiere Theatres, R/C Theatres, Wehrenberg Theatres and