Fandango: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' Pre-Sales On Pace with Predecessor
on November 18, 2015
Their official press release:
LOS ANGELES - November 18, 2015 - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" reigns at the top of this week's Fandango's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator with 96 out of 100 points and rules Fandango's weekend ticket sales.
"Part 2," selected by Fandango fans as the most anticipated movie of the Fall season (September-November), is pacing similarly in advance ticket sales to "Part 1" at the same point in that film's sales cycle on Fandango.
"After months of anticipation, the final ‘Hunger Games' film has arrived, and it's no surprise that it's earned one of the best Fanticipation scores of the year," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "Ticket sales are matching those of ‘Mockingjay, Part 1' a year ago, so a massive opening weekend is imminent."
According to a survey of "Mockingjay, Part 2" moviegoers on Fandango:
94% have seen all of the previous "Hunger Games" films on the big screen;
93% identify themselves as Jennifer Lawrence fans;
81% are intrigued to see the darker tone of "Mockingjay, Part 2;"
74% will see the movie with a group of friends;
73% wished there could be more "Hunger Games" movies in the future;
68% plan to see "Part 2" more than once.
To help prepare moviegoers for this week's release of the highly-anticipated movie, Fandango Movieclips has put together a primer with host Dan Perrault entitled "Things to Know Before You Go to ‘Mockingjay, Part 2'" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1T0hRYejy0.
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.