Their official press release:
LOS ANGELES - March 4, 2016 - Disney's animated comedy-adventure, "Zootopia," is charging ahead to the top of Fandango's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator scoring a wild 93 out of 100 points.
"Zootopia" is outselling previous Disney Animation hit, "Big Hero 6," at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle. Gerard Butler's thriller "London Has Fallen" scores a solid 77 out of 100 points on Fanticipation, outselling his previous hit, "Olympus Has Fallen," at the same point in the sales cycle.
"The advance buzz for Disney's delightful and truly laugh-out-loud animated comedy ‘Zootopia' is resulting in remarkable anticipation for an original family film," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "It's even outpacing the Oscar-winning smash ‘Big Hero 6' in its advance ticket sales."
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 49 million unique visitors per month.*
*According to comScore.