“The Grinch” Steals Top Spot in Fandango’s Weekend Ticket Sales

(November 7, 2018) – Illumination Entertainment’s “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” is stealing the top spot on Fandango’s movie buzz index, Fanticipation, grabbing 92 out of 100 points. “The Grinch” leads Fandango weekend sales and is outpacing Illumination’s 2016 holiday release “Sing” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.

“‘The Grinch’ welcomes in the holiday season with joy and humor, bringing to theaters a brand new animated interpretation from the imaginative minds behind ‘Minions’ and ‘Sing,’” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Wildly colorful and stuffed with heart and holiday spirit, ‘The Grinch’ is perfect for families looking for some extra cheer.”

According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers planning to see “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”:

  • 89% are excited to hear Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch.
  • 87% look forward to Pharrell’s narration.
  • 71% plan to bring the entire family.
  • 60% have seen all of Illumination Entertainment’s movies.

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

Top-Selling New Titles to Rent:

  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “The Spy Who Dumped Me”
  • “BlacKkKlansman”

Top-Selling New Titles to Own:

  • “Crazy Rich Asians”
  • “The Meg”
  • “Incredibles 2”

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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