MovieTickets.com Advance Sales Show Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Tickets Are Scorching Hot, Outpacing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Tracking to Place in MovieTickets.com’s Top Ten Best Seller List of all Time
(Los Angeles, CA - November 10, 2005) – Heading into its opening weekend, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is tracking to break into MovieTickets.com’s top 10 list, which tallies the company’s largest number of tickets sold online for a single movie. MovieTickets.com, the most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, has experienced record advance sales for the fourth installment of the Harry Potter movie series, as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has sold three times more tickets than Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in a comparable timeframe. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire opens in theaters nationwide on November 18, 2005.
"As ticket sales always exponentially increase each day up to the release date, we can expect to sell more Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire tickets than we did for Prisoner of Azkaban,” said Joel Cohen, vice president, business development, MovieTickets.com. “Once this fourth installment becomes a MovieTickets.com's best seller, Goblet of Fire should nudge out Spiderman 2 from our top 10 best selling movies of all time, making the Harry Potter franchise account for 40% of the top 10."
The following are MovieTickets.com’s top 25 best sellers of all time:
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- The Passion of the Christ
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
- The Matrix Reloaded
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Spider-Man 2
- Shrek 2
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Matrix Revolutions
- The Incredibles
- Finding Nemo
- Austin Powers in Goldmember
- Fahrenheit 9/11
- War of the Worlds
- Meet the Fockers
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Batman Begins
- Bruce Almighty
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters, Atlas Cinemas, Baederwood Movie Theatre Co., Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad, Cinemagic Movies, Cinemall, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Dickinson Theatres, Eastern Shores, Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Famous Players, Film Forum, Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas, Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, IFC Center, Kew Gardens (Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marco Movies, Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, New York 1 & 2, O'Neil Theatres, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Pavilion Theatre, Phoenix Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), Ritz Theatres, Riviera Cinemas, Rocky Mountain Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Santikos Theaters, Sayville Theatre, Sea Turtle Cinemas, Spotlight Theatres, UltraStar Cinemas, Watson Theatre, 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 spring 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp., National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres, Viacom, 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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