Fandango: 'The Martian' Outpacing 'Gravity' In Advance Weekend Sales
on September 30, 2015
Their official press release:
LOS ANGELES - September 30, 2015 - Matt Damon's sci-fi adventure epic, "The Martian," is far and away the leader of Fandango's weekend sales, while rocketing to the top of the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator with 90 out of 100 points. It's outselling 2013's space-based thriller, "Gravity" (also released on the first weekend of October) at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
"Building off its strong film festival buzz," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger, "Ridley Scott and Matt Damon's ‘The Martian' looks to follow the flight path of ‘Gravity' and ‘Interstellar' as space epics that soar to the box-office stratosphere."
According to a survey of more than 1,000 "The Martian" moviegoers on Fandango:
98% look forward to the film's unexpected sense of humor;
94% think films like "The Martian" can help promote interest in math and science among young people;
91% believe that space travel to Mars will be possible in the next twenty years.
87% are Matt Damon fans;
74% are fans of director Ridley Scott's work.
Additional moviegoer survey stats available upon request.
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.