Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” continues to be a force at the box office. “Beauty” leads Fandango’s weekend ticket sales, scoring 94 out of 100 points on Fandango’s movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, while the big-screen incarnation of “Power Rangers” (outpacing “The Maze Runner” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle) follows with 84 points.
Although the month is hardly over, Fandango’s March 2017 ticket sales have already eclipsed total ticket sales from the previous best-selling March (in 2016).
“Hot off one of the biggest opening weekends ever, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ continues to help fuel a terrific month at the box office,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “March isn’t over yet, though. ‘Power Rangers’ is seeing strong advance ticket sales with its massive built-in fan-base, and will draw crowds and cheers with its colorful superheroes and rich messages of inclusiveness and teamwork.”
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.