Fandango: 'Ted 2' Outselling Predecessor; June 2015 On Pace to Become Biggest Ticket Sales Month in Company's History
on June 25, 2015
LOS ANGELES - June 25, 2015 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month*, "Jurassic World," "Ted 2" (in its opening weekend) and "Inside Out" are all battling for the top position on this week's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, with the three films ranking 90, 89 and 88 points out of 100 points, respectively.
The highly-anticipated sequel, "Ted 2," is currently outselling the first "Ted" at the same point in that movie's sales cycle on Fandango, representing Fandango's top-selling R-rated comedy of the year thus far. At the same time, "Jurassic" is positioned for a monstrous third weekend, while "Inside Out" is poised for Pixar's best-selling second weekend on Fandango.
Due to the spectacular ticket sales for all three films on Fandango, June 2015 is pacing to be biggest ticket sales month in the company's 15-year history, set to eclipse Fandango's previous best-selling month, November 2013 (when "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Frozen," "Thor: The Dark World," and "The Best Man Holiday" were released).
"This weekend, film fans will be flocking to cinemas to see at least three blockbusters, appealing to a wide array of moviegoers," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "With ‘Jurassic World,' ‘Ted 2' and ‘Inside Out,' there's a chance we may have an historic weekend."
According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Ted 2" moviegoers on Fandango:
* 93% are in the mood to see an outrageous R-rated comedy;
* 90% are Mark Wahlberg fans;
* 89% are looking forward to Tom Brady's cameo;
* 86% are Seth McFarlane fans;
* 75% saw the original "Ted" on the big screen;
* 61% had a favorite teddy bear when they were kids.
On Fandango's movie recommendation show, "Weekend Ticket," Karger interviews "Ted 2" star Mark Wahlberg, who reveals he has a "Ted" doll in his house. "There is a sophisticated R-rated ‘Ted' at home," Wahlberg admits to Karger. "But he's locked up! If my kids get a hold of it, I'm done - they will definitely repeat everything that thing has to say!" The full episode can be found at http://www.fandango.com/WeekendTicket.
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.
*According to comScore