Transformers 2 is Huge for Online Ticket Sales

Fandango Shares Some Pre-order Stats

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Online ticket vendor Fandango had a big day courtesy of the US release of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. The movie came out today, technically starting at midnight last night.

"The film’s success proves that fans are ready for the summer and looking for an escape," says Fandango COO Rick Butler. "Moviegoers should certainly buy their tickets in advance before heading to the theater. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may end up enjoying one of the top-selling opening weekdays in the history of our company."


Clearly, Butler is wanting moviegoers to use his company’s service, but that doesn’t make his point any less valid. Here are some astounding statistics Fandango released:

- Last night Fandango sold out more than 2,000 midnight and late night/early morning showtimes nationwide. (Keep in mind, this is Fandango-only for one late-night showtime)

– Fandango has been selling more than 8 Transformers tickets per second during peak periods, prior to opening day. That number could rise today.

– Transformers 2 currently represents 94% of all ticket sales on Fandango (as of 9:00 am PT today).

– Transformers 2 now ranks as Fandango’s biggest pre-sales title of the year to date.
– Transformers 2 is selling twice as many tickets as Iron Man sold on Fandango at the same point in that film’s sales cycle.

– Midnight showtimes of Transformers 2 were sold out across the country, from Abingdon, Maryland to Yuba City, CA. One theater in Las Vegas sold out as many as ten midnight showtimes.

– Theater owners are continually adding new showtimes throughout the day to accommodate the fan demand.

I’ve not seen the movie, but I’ve heard mixed reviews. This is reflected by current conversation on Twitter.

Transformers 2 discussion

Either way, it’s pretty clear that the movie is going to make a ton of money. Transformers 2 is (unsurprisingly) a trending topic on Twitter. I am a little surprised to see only 3 mentions of it out of the top 100 (in the US) on Google Trends

Transformers 2 is Huge for Online Ticket Sales
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