**FANDANGO Media Alert -- for Box Office Weekend Beginning April 19, 2013**
Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" is Fandango's Most "Fanticipated" Movie This Week and Poised to be #1 Weekend Ticket Seller
"42" Continues to Be a Strong Player at Box Office, According to Fandango's Fanticipation and Ticket Sales
On "Weekend Ticket" Show, Dave Karger Interviews Tom Cruise about "Oblivion" and Challenges Him to a "Tom Cruise Movie Trivia Quiz"
LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, released today the latest Fanticipation scores, reflecting movie fan excitement around the box office lineup for the weekend beginning April 19, 2013:
- "Oblivion" – 82
- "42" – 75
- "The Croods" – 66
- "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" – 64
- "Jurassic Park 3D" – 61
In a special episode of Fandango's "Weekend Ticket" at www.fandango.com/WeekendTicket, host Dave Karger interviews Tom Cruise about his new movie "Oblivion" and challenges him to a "Tom Cruise Movie Trivia Challenge."
About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's new movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, offers weekly statistical insights into the movies that fans are buzzing about and planning to see in a given weekend. The numerical scores of Fanticipation (on 1-100 scale) are calculated based on a proprietary analysis of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement.
About "Weekend Ticket"
Hosted by Fandango's Chief Correspondent Dave Karger, "Weekend Ticket" breaks down the new releases and matches up moviegoers with their best film choices for the weekend. Unlike other movie preview shows, "Weekend Ticket" directly connects moviegoers to Fandango's advance ticketing for that weekend's top picks at one of its 20,000 screens nationwide. Also unique to "Weekend Ticket" is proprietary information from Fandango's "Fanticipation," a new movie buzz indicator that measures fan excitement based on advance sales, traffic and social media.