Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Flies Onto MovieTickets.com’s All Time Best-selling List
Film Breaks Record Sales, Ranks as Number Two All Time Pre-Seller Next to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
(Los Angeles, CA - November 18, 2005) – Even before Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire flew into theaters, the film landed on MovieTickets.com best-selling list which tracks the company’s largest number of tickets sold in advance of a movie opening. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire opens in theaters nationwide today.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is also on track to rank in MovieTickets.com’s top five overall best-selling list of all time, a final compilation of most tickets sold for a single film. This list is tallied after a film has been in release for a significant time.
“Exhibitors and studios can breathe a sigh of relief that current releases are still breaking records. Momentum of online ticket sales serves as a key consumer indicator, tracking how popular a movie will be on opening weekend and through its lifespan. As evidenced by its high volume of advance ticket sales, Goblet is sure to be another blockbuster,” said Walt Borchers, vice president, sales & marketing, MovieTickets.com.
The following are MovieTickets.com’s top 10 pre-sale best sellers:
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- The Matrix Reloaded
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- The Passion of the Christ
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, MJR Theatres, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, New York 1 & 2, O'Neil Theatres, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Pavilion Theatre, Phoenix Theatres, Pickwick 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, Studio Movie Grill, 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. (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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