Fandango: 'Straight Outta Compton' Leads '42' & 'The Butler' In Weekend Pre-Sales
on August 12, 2015
LOS ANGELES - August 12, 2015 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month*, "Straight Outta Compton" leads Fandango's weekend ticket sales and the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, scoring 86 out of 100 points.
The N.W.A. biopic is outselling previous biopics including "42," "Jersey Boys," and "The Butler" (released in August 2013) at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Compton" moviegoers on Fandango:
95% say the film's themes and story line are relevant today;
84% are looking forward to seeing O'Shea Jackson, Jr. playing his real-life father, Ice Cube;
81% describe themselves as N.W.A. fans;
66% say Dr. Dre's new album increased their interest in seeing the film.
"Both 'Straight Outta Compton' and 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.‘ are bursting with the kind of stylized energy that audiences are thirsting for in a fun summer movie," says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. "Advance buzz on 'Straight Outta Compton' is already very strong, with audiences raving about the film's young ensemble cast -- most notably Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, who may draw awards consideration for the role. It's hip, heartfelt, and very of-the-moment."
Timed to this week's release of "Straight Outta Compton," Fandango is launching an exclusive series of four shareable fan art posters inspired by the movie at http://www.fandango.com/movie-news/exclusive-straight-outta-compton-movie-posters-749614
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.