Los Angeles (October 17, 2018) – “Halloween,” opening Friday, has already surpassed “The Nun” in total advance ticket sales and now ranks as Fandango’s top horror preseller of the year. The new thriller leads Fandango’s weekend sales and is carving out 93 out of 100 points on Fandango’s movie buzz index, Fanticipation.
“Halloween” was selected in a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers as the most anticipated horror film of the fall. Fans pre-ordering tickets on Fandango will receive a free audio download of the iconic “Halloween Theme” from the Halloween Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies.
“The timing couldn’t be more perfect for a new ‘Halloween’ movie to open this weekend,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “A direct sequel to the original John Carpenter classic, this new ‘Halloween’ features all the thrills and chills movie fans want from this series, as well as a fantastic performance from Jamie Lee Curtis, who reprises one of her most iconic characters, Laurie Strode, for one more confrontation against the masked killer, Michael Myers.”
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore, with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than 30,000 U.S. screens, trailers and original video, home entertainment and fan merchandise. Its portfolio features leading online ticketers Fandango, MovieTickets.com and Flixster; world-renown movie review site Rotten Tomatoes; and Movieclips, the #1 movie trailers and content channel on YouTube. Fandango’s movie discovery and ticketing innovations can also be found on mobile, social, AI and voice platforms from Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, and others. Fandango’s video on-demand service, FandangoNOW offers new release and catalog movies and next-day TV shows to more than 200 million connected, over-the-top (OTT) and mobile devices, while Fandango FanShop curates unique and exclusive fan gear and collectibles. In Latin America, the company operates leading online ticketers Ingresso.com and Fandango Latin America.?
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.?