MovieTickets.com Reports Pirates of the Caribbean: at World’s End is Tracking to Steal Box Office Gold
(Los Angeles, CA - May 23, 2007) – MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the world’s most powerful online movie ticketing provider, is reporting that Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, is positioned to break all-time sales records.
“Sequels consistently perform well, and as evidenced by our significant advance online sales volume, moviegoers anticipated sold-out shows. It was just last July that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest broke MovieTickets.com sales records, and now with these historic Spider-Man 3 numbers, we know that going online to buy an advance ticket has become a pop culture necessity,” said Joel Cohen executive vice president and general manager, MovieTickets.com. “MovieTickets.com is also seeing sales densities expand beyond metropolitan areas into smaller cities. When it comes to a hot movie, everyone wants to make sure they have a seat secured.”
According to MovieTickets.com findings:
* Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is outpacing both Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and the current box office opening weekend record-holder, Spider-Man™ 3.
* With its presales momentum, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is positioned to become the new weekend box office champion.
* Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is also set to break into MovieTickets.com’s top-seller list of all time. The current list includes:
MovieTickets.com new Top Five:
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith™
- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (includes IMAX®)
- The Passion of The Christ
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
- Matrix Reloaded
- Spider-Man™ 3 (includes IMAX®)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Proving to be the number one online movie ticketing solution, MovieTickets.com showcased its technical superiority earlier this month, as it remained 100 percent stable and accessible during periods of tremendous sales volume and simultaneous ticketing transactions. The site tickets for 90 exhibitors, four times the amount of the nearest competitor. In March 2007, MovieTickets.com reached 8.5 million global unique users according to comScore Media Metrix, nearly double that of the nearest competitor.
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
Academy 8 Theaters, Access Digital Theatres, All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Amherst Cinema Art Center, Arena Grand Theatre, Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters, Atlas Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Bow Tie Cinemas, Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinefe’ 8, Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad, Cinemagic Movies, Cinemagic Theatres (MN), Cinemall, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Cleveland Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Dickinson Theatres, Drexel Theatres, Eastern Shores, Emagine Entertainment, Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Famous Players, Film Forum, Fine Arts Theatre - Beverly Hills, Fox Bay Cinema Grill, Foxmoor Movies, Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas, Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, HLB Entertainment, Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, IFC Center, Kew Gardens (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, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, Nelsonville Movies 10, Oasis Cinema, Omniplex Theatre Group, O'Neil Theatres, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Penn Cinema, Phoenix Theatres (MI), Phoenix Theatres (TN), Pickwick Theatres, Premiere Cinemas, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), Rio Entertainment, Riviera Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Sayville Theatre, Sea Turtle Cinemas, Silver Screen Cinemas, Spotlight Theatres, 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 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, 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.
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