“Halloween” Relentless in Second Week at Top of Fandango’s Weekend Ticket Sales and Fanticipation Buzz Index
Los Angeles (October 25, 2018) – “Halloween” stays a cut above the competition in its second week of release, carving out the top spot in Fandango weekend ticket sales. The Jamie Lee Curtis sequel is scaring up 83 out of 100 points on Fandango’s movie buzz index, Fanticipation.
“‘Halloween” is killing it in its second weekend on Fandango,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “The David Gordon Green-directed sequel is unstoppable as fans head out to the cinemas for the Halloween holiday weekend, looking for a second helping of slasher scares.”
FandangoNOW, Fandango’s fast-growing streaming service, has a new offering in the first-of-its-kind “Binge Bundle” rental program, including multiple titles from fan-favorite franchises to special-themed collections for one low price. The latest Binge Bundle comes from A24 and offers three contemporary chillers, “Hereditary” (Toni Collette), “The Witch” (Anya Taylor-Joy) and “It Comes at Night” (Joel Edgerton), all available to rent as a Halloween binge package for $9.99. “The Twilight Saga” is also available in 4K ULTRA HD for the first time, with all five movies available for purchase for $29.99.
New for Purchase:
- Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” (paired with the shorts “Auntie Edna” and “Bao”)
- Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”
- “Slender Man”
New to Rent:
- “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again”
- “Sorry to Bother You”
- “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
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.
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.
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