Fandango: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Outpacing 'Home' In Weekend Pre-Sales
on January 27, 2016
Their official press release:
LOS ANGELES - January 27, 2016 - "Kung Fu Panda 3" is kicking its way to the top of Fandango's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator with a masterful 88 out of 100 points and boldly outpacing DreamWorks Animation's previous hits, "Home" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
"With its dazzling animation, all-star voice cast and moving story," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger, "some critics are calling ‘Kung Fu Panda 3' the best film of the hit franchise. It's no wonder the film is leading Fandango's weekend ticket sales this weekend, thanks to families starved for star-studded animated adventure."
To celebrate the release of "Kung Fu Panda 3," Hawaiian-born street artist Aaron "Woes" Martin -- best known for his angry pandas -- creates a giant spray-paint canvas as a colorful tribute to Po for Fandango Movieclips' live art video series, "TAG." You can watch the "Creating the Canvas" episode here and a behind-the-scenes "Artist's Profile" video here.
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.