“Venom” and “A Star Is Born” Rising in Fandango’s Weekend Ticket Sales and Fanticipation Buzz Index

(October 4, 2018) – “Venom” and “A Star is Born” are leading Fandango’s weekend ticket sales and Fanticipation movie buzz index, garnering 92 and 87 out of 100 Fanticipation points, respectively.

“A Star is Born” sold out hundreds of Fandango’s preview showtimes this week, and is currently outpacing previous October hits, “The Martian,” “Gravity” and “Gone Girl,” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 moviegoer planning to see “A Star is Born” this weekend:

  • 90% are particularly excited to see Bradley Cooper’s first outing as a director.
  • 89% are looking forward to seeing Lady Gaga’s first leading role on the big screen.
  • 82% can’t wait to get the film’s soundtrack.

“The multiplex will be packed this weekend, with different movies appealing to various audiences,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “‘Venom’ is a subversive kind of comic book movie opening a door to a new universe of anti-heroes, while ‘A Star is Born’ is a powerful and beautiful love story that demands to be seen on the big screen, and a certain frontrunner during awards season.”

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 Fandango
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.

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