Fandango: 'Fantastic Four', 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Lead Weekend Sales
on August 06, 2015
The official press release:
LOS ANGELES - August 6, 2015 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month*, "Fantastic Four" leads new releases at the top of Fandango's weekend ticket sales and the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, scoring 84 out of 100 points. "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" follows close behind in its second week, with a score of 81, and "The Gift," "Ricki and the Flash," and "Shaun the Sheep Movie," scored 69, 66 and 63 points out of 100, respectively.
"It's a busy week at the box office with new releases from Meryl Streep ("Ricki and the Flash"), Jason Bateman ("The Gift"), and Aardman Animations ("Shaun the Sheep Movie")," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "But with its built-in Marvel fan base and exciting new cast, ‘Fantastic Four' should have no problem leading the crowded field."
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.