Fandango: Over 1,000 Half-Blood Prince Showings Now Sold Out
July 13, 2009, 08:55 PM
Internet movie ticket retailer Fandango sent us a press release that had a few eye opening statistics, including noting that now over 1,000 screenings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince due to open tomorrow at midnight have now sold out. "Harry is tracking to match last year's juggernaut, The Dark Knight, in
advance ticket sales," says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of
Fandango. "Showtimes are selling out at a very fast pace, and it's
clear that the film's wider blockbuster appeal, solid word-of-mouth and
positive Internet buzz on Half-Blood Prince are helping fuel the
demand." The piece also points out that Half-Blood Prince is "one of the fastest-selling titles in Fandango's nine year history, on
track to replace Twilight as the company's third top-selling advance
ticketer (following Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and
The Dark Knight, occupying the #1 and #2 spots, respectively)."
I’m surprised to see Dark Knight at #1 in pre-sell outs. I bought my midnight tickets on the same day it came out and had no problem getting good seats. I bought my HBP tickets a month ago and all 8 of the 8 12:01 showings have been sold out since yesterday and they’ve added 5 more showings at 12:15 now. I think when it’s all over HP will be in the top spot.
Fantastic! A 98% on the tomato meter on rotten tomatoes, not that I give a damm about critics, but for others who are not as in the franchise, seeing that rating will help! Go Potter!!
On of the local theaters is having about 5 showings at around midnight (12:01, 12:05, 12:10, et cetera) and the 12:01 has been sold out for ages, and I think the 12:05 is about to go as well! It’s craziness….
yeah I should have bought my ticket to the midnight showing way before, if only I knew there would be so much demand, cos people were talking about a boycot. But I guess nothing stops the fans once the movie is out. Anyways, I´m going july 15. They opened another showing, but it also sold out before I could buy it.
Wow, thank god I printed my tickets early!!! I don’t know what I would’ve done. I’m going to the theater an hour early bc I know there will be tons of people waiting!
1000… wow. Shows how cool HP is :]