Los Angeles (February 23, 2017) – Jordan Peele’s new thriller “Get Out” is leading Fandango’s weekend sales and topping Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz indicator with 80 out of 100 points. “Get Out” is outselling previous Blumhouse thrillers “The Gift” and “The Visit” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
“‘Get Out’ brilliantly tackles the horror of racial tension in America today with a gripping and suspenseful tale that will leave audiences spellbound,” says Fandango Correspondent Chris Witherspoon. “It’s Fandango’s top weekend ticket-seller for good reason – it’s a movie that will get people talking.”
According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 “Get Out” moviegoers:
- 92% are excited to see a thriller with provocative social commentary.
- 85% wish there were more movies like “Get Out.”
- 74% are looking forward to the conversations the movie will spark with friends at the theater.
- 53% plan to make it a social event and will get together with friends before or after the film.
Exclusively for Fandango, director Jordan Peele offered up his impressions of celebrities reacting to his film, “Get Out.” You can watch his impersonations of Beyoncé, Oprah, Keanu Reeves, Barack Obama and other celebs in this shareable video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbOEvqtKQCY.
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.