MOVIETICKETS.COM REPORTS HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX CASTS BOX OFFICE SPELL — BREAKS INTO MOVIETICKETS.COM ALL-TIME PRE-RELEASE SALES LIST
Fifth Installment Sells More Advance Tickets than Spider-Man 3, Harry Potter 1, 2 and 3, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Star Wars: Episode II — MovieTickets.com Expects Largest Ever Summer Volume
(Los Angeles, CA - July 11, 2007) – Proving he still has the magic, Harry Potter’s fifth movie installment, has earned a leading place on the MovieTickets.com all-time advance ticket sales list. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has exceeded advance sales for the summer’s earlier blockbusters such as Transformers and Spider-Man 3, and is neck-and-neck with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
MovieTickets.com ranks the all-time pre-release sales below:
“Harry Potter really began picking up steam earlier this week and is tracking to become one of our best-selling blockbusters. This May was already a record-breaker in terms of ticketing volume, and now with Harry Potter 5 and other hits like Transformers, MovieTickets.com is going to experience our biggest summer ever,” said Joel Cohen Executive Vice President and General Manager, MovieTickets.com.
* MovieTickets.com began selling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix tickets over two months ago.
* Sales internationally eclipsed domestic sales until earlier this week.
* At its current sales rate, the fifth Harry Potter is tracking to outpace total tickets sold online via MovieTickets.com for Pirates 3.
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
Academy 8 Theaters (P & G Theaters), Access Digital Theatres, All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Amherst Cinema Art Center, Arena Grand Theatre (Columbus Hospitality), Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters (Movies at Midway), Atlas Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinefe’ 8,Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad (Quad Cinema), Cinemagic Movies, Cinemagic Theatres (MN), Cinemall, Cineplex Odeon, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Cleveland Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Dickinson Theatres, Drexel Theatres, Eastern Shores (O’Neil Theaters NE), Emagine Entertainment (Cinema Hollywood), Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Elvis Cinemas, Famous Players, Film Forum, Fine Arts Theatre - Beverly Hills, Fox Bay Cinema Grill, Foxmoor Movies, Galaxy Cinemas (Canada), Galaxy Cinemas (GA), Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas (Camelot Cinemas), Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, HLB Entertainment, Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, IFC Center, Kew Gardens (and Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres, M Park 4, Main Street Cinemas, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres , Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, Mission Grove Theaters, MJR Theatres, MnM Theatres, MovieMax Theatres, NAOS Entertainment, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, Nelsonville Movies 10, North American Cinema, Oasis Cinema, Omniplex Theatre Group, O'Neil Theatres (Louisiana), Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Penn Cinema, Phoenix Theatres (MI), Phoenix Theatres (TN), Pickwick Theatres, Premiere Cinemas, Rail Road Square Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas, Angelika), Rio Entertainment, Riviera Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Sayville Theatre, Scotiabank Theatres, Sea Turtle Cinemas, Silver Screen Cinemas, Spotlight Theatres, Star Vu Drive-In, Studio Movie Grill, Sunrise Cinemas, Tango Theaters, Trans-Lux Cinemas, UltraStar Cinemas, Village Theaters, Watson Theatre, Wellfleet Cinemas, and Westates Theatres.
MovieTickets.com, the most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, provides consumers with the ease of a virtual box office from the convenience of their home or office. Formed in 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, Canada and 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. The MovieTickets.com Exhibitor group, which includes 98 theater chains, is more than four times the amount of its nearest competitor.
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