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Fandango Reports 90% of Weekend Ticket Sales Are For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

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A press release from Fandango reports that 90% of their weekend ticket sales are for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which opens in theaters this Friday. (Or Thursday, technically) Do you have your tickets yet? If you haven’t yet bought your tickets, you can use coupon code BETHESPARK at Fandango.com to get $1 off 3 or more tickets for a Thursday or Friday showing.

View the press release below:

LOS ANGELES – November 19, 2014 – According to Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” represents more than 90% of Fandango’s weekend sales and scores a stirring 97 out of 100 points on the company’s Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, the highest score for any film this year.  Already Fandango fans’ most anticipated film of 2014, “Mockingjay” is also on target to become Fandango’s top advance ticket-seller of the year.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 “Mockingjay” ticket-buyers on Fandango:

  • 95% had seen the previous “Hunger Games” films on the big screen;
  • 93% are already looking forward to seeing “Mockingjay – Part 2;”
  • 66% say Lorde’s “Mockingjay” soundtrack increased their interest in the movie;
  • 52% picked Julianne Moore (as President Alma Coin) as the new-to-the-franchise actor they’re most excited to see; 33% picked Natalie Dormer (as Cressida).

“’Mockingjay’ takes the franchise to new heights, as there’s a lot of raw emotion in this film, and it shatters your expectations,” says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger, “As the positive buzz builds, fans will continue to scoop up tickets on Fandango and theater owners will keep adding new showtimes to meet fan demand.”

Fandango has launched “’The Hunger Games’ Guide” destination at Fandango.com/HungerGames, featuring an exclusive map of Panem, an exclusive fan-made collection of Chibi-styleportraits of Katniss’ evolution, a sleek Katniss “quote-poster”,  and a special “Versus” trivia game video where Fandango’s Dave Karger challenges “Mockingjay” costars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth to see how much they really know about each other.

About Fandango’s Fanticipation

Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango’s movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango’s advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement.  Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.

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