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STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH™ SELLING UP TO 10 TICKETS PER SECOND ON MOVIETICKETS.COM

(Boca Raton, FL – May 20, 2005) – Even after the movie opened, momentum is building for Revenge of the Sith™, as MovieTickets.com is selling up to 10 tickets per second, and experiencing spikes of 30 tickets per second during peak hours.

  • Sith is on track to be MovieTickets.com's number one selling film of all time, outpacing Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King™ as the top seller.

    Prior Top 10 list:
    • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    • Passion of the Christ
    • Lord of the Rings 2
    • Star Wars 2
    • Matrix Reloaded
    • Harry Potter 2
    • Harry Potter 3
    • Harry Potter
    • Spider-Man 2
    • Shrek 2
  • Sith sold more tickets on MovieTickets.com prior to its release date than any other film in MovieTickets.com's five year history.
  • Hundreds of midnight shows on Wednesday were sold out in markets across the U.S. Many theaters added additional showtimes on to accommodate the demand.
  • Thursday, May 19 was a record day for MovieTickets.com, selling more tickets on this day than any other day in MovieTickets.com's history.
  • MovieTickets.com, showcasing its leadership role in terms technical performance, remained 100% stable and accessible during this period of tremendous traffic volume and simultaneous ticketing transactions.
  • MovieTickets.com's various purchase methods are proving to be valuable, as traffic and tickets sold on Internet enabled wireless devices has spiked since Sith tickets have gone on sale.
  • MovieTickets.com offers consumers ticketing inventory from over 30 theater chains, double the amount of its nearest competitor. MovieTickets.com's average screens per theater are 11 versus the industry average of six, and more than 50 percent of MovieTickets.com's exhibitors' theaters are 14 to 30-plex, stadium seated mega-plexes.
  • MovieTickets.com's elite collection of partner theaters are some of the highest revenue producing theaters, consistently representing over 50% of the top 50 and over 50% of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend.

MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:

AMC Theatres, Baederwood Movie Theatre Co., Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Cinema Four-Quad, Cinemagic Movies, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Dickinson Theatres, Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Famous Players, Harkins Theatres, Hoyts Cinemas, Kew Gardens (Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Metropolitan Theatres, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, New York 1 & 2, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Phoenix Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), Ritz Theatres, Sayville Theatre, and Spotlight Theatres.

About MovieTickets.com
MovieTickets.com, the leading Internet movie ticketing service in terms of traffic, technical performance, percentage representation of the highest grossing theaters, and the number of movie theatre exhibitors served when compared to its nearest rival, provides consumers with the ease of a virtual box office from the convenience of their home or office. Formed in spring 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp. (NASDAQ: HOLL), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE:MCS), Viacom (NYSE: VIA), and America Online, and leverages the collective exhibitor expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States and Canada, and in the U.K. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 50% of the top 50 and over 50% of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend.

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