“Bohemian Rhapsody” Outpaces “A Star Is Born” and “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” in Advance Ticket Sales on Fandango

(October 30, 2018) – “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the presales champion of this year’s movie musicals to date, outpacing both Bradley Cooper’s “A Star is Born” and “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle. “Bohemian” is scoring 87 out of 100 points on Fandango’s movie buzz index, Fanticipation.

“There’s a big appetite for music-driven movies right now, and that’s definitely part of what’s fueling the high advance ticket sales for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “The popularity of Queen’s music and the buzz on Rami Malek’s exceptional performance as Freddie Mercury makes it one of the year’s can’t-miss movies.”

According to a survey of more than 1,000 “Bohemian” moviegoers:

  • 94% are Queen fans.
  • 93% can’t wait to see Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury.
  • 70% are fans of movie musicals on the big screen.

On the home entertainment front, the top new movies available on digital, according to FandangoNOW, are as follows:

Top New Rentals:

  • “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
  • “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
  • “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again”

Top New Films for Purchase:

  • Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2”
  • Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

About Fanticipation
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.

About FandangoNOW
FandangoNOW is the fast-growing on-demand video streaming service from Fandango, the nation’s leading digital network for all things movies, serving more than 60 million visitors per month, according to comScore, with best-in-class movie information, theatrical ticketing, movie trailers, original content and home entertainment. FandangoNOW offers 80,000 new release and catalog movies, next-day TV shows, and an extensive library of 4K and HDR titles, to rent or buy — no subscription required. The service curates entertainment options for every occasion and provides Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer scores to help viewers find the best-rated content to watch.

FandangoNOW is now available on more than 300 million devices, including Smart TVs from Samsung, LG and VIZIO; over-the-top (OTT) streaming players including Roku and Chromecast; Xbox One and NVIDIA SHIELD gaming consoles; iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets; Movies Anywhere; and online at FandangoNOW.com. Viewers can watch movies and TV shows on FandangoNOW anytime, anywhere, whether at home or on the go.

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