Los Angeles (July 3, 2018) – Marvel’s “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is currently ruling Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz index with a super-strong 96 out of 100 Fanticipation points and leading Fandango’s weekend ticket sales. Opening this Friday, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is currently outpacing Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
In a Fandango survey of 1,000 moviegoers planning to see “Ant-Man and The Wasp”:
- 99% are planning to stick around for the film’s surprising post-credits sequences;
- 98% are attracted to the series’ special blend of comedy & adventure;
- 96% are particularly excited to see the next MCU movie after Avengers: Infinity War;
- 94% look forward to the film’s different kind of villain;
- 90% can’t wait to see Marvel’s first female superhero with title billing.
“A record-breaking year for Marvel Studios continues this week with the highly-anticipated sequel, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ which looks to make a big mark at the box office with its tiny characters,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer lead an action-comedy that is one of the more kid-friendly Marvel titles, and as such, will make a perfect holiday escape for the entire family.”
Fans purchasing tickets to the film on Fandango will receive an exclusive fan-created “Ant-Man and The Wasp” poster from Fandango FanShop, available here while supplies last.
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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 ultimate digital network for all things movies, reaching more than 60 million unique visitors per month across its portfolio of digital properties, according to comScore.