"NEW MOON" OUTPACING TICKET SALES FOR "TWILIGHT" BY 4-TO-1 AT MOVIETICKETS.COM
"New Moon" sellouts top 1,300, with thousands of tickets still available
(Los Angeles - November 11, 2009) - More than a week prior to its Nov. 20 release, “New Moon” has sold more than four times as many tickets as “Twilight” at MovieTickets.com at the same point in the sales cycle.
MovieTickets.com reports more than 1,300 sold out performances for “Twilight” sequel “New Moon”—including 900 midnight performances—with a large number of tickets still available.
“The fact that ‘New Moon’ is outpacing ‘Twilight’ at a 4-to-1 ratio really speaks to the incredible fan base the film has built in just the past year,’” said Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager for MovieTickets.com. “That, combined with the increasing number of consumers buying their movie tickets online, could put this film in a position to be one of our top advance ticket sellers of all-time.”
“New Moon” also accounts for 74 percent of all ticket sales at MovieTickets.com this week.
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