Fandango: 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Leads Weekend Ticket Sales, Outselling 2012 Predecessor
on September 24, 2015
Their official press release:
LOS ANGELES - September 24, 2015 - The highly-anticipated animated sequel, "Hotel Transylvania 2" is scaring up family audiences this weekend, topping Fandango's ticket sales and the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator with 86 out of 100 points. It's outselling the original 2012 comedy at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
"With no new animated films released in the past two months," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger, "the family sequel, ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,' which features the combined star power of Selena Gomez and Adam Sandler, appeals strongly to kids and parents alike who are starving for fall-themed family entertainment."
Also opening this weekend is the Nancy Meyers comedy, "The Intern," starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. According to a survey of more than 1,000 "The Intern" moviegoers on Fandango:
· 91% are Robert De Niro fans and 69% prefer to see him in comedic roles;
· 88% are Anne Hathaway fans;
· 75% are fans of director Nancy Meyers' work ("It's Complicated," "The Holiday");
· 51% had good experiences as interns.
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. Fandango is the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 42 million unique visitors per month.*
*According to comScore.