Batman kicks ’em where it hurts

16Jul08

All right, here’s the email I received from MovieTickets.com today. This is an update of the last press release I got from them on Monday (see the previous post).

INTO THE TOP 20

“Dark Knight” No. 17 MovieTickets.com Pre-seller of All-Time

As the movie ticketing paradigm continues to shift to the online realm, “Dark Knight” continues to make advance ticketing history.

As of Tuesday, three days prior to its release, “Dark Knight” is already No. 17 on MovieTickets.com’s Top-20 Pre-Sale List of All-Time, just ahead of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and “Transformers.” MovieTickets.com expects the movie to continue to climb as advance ticket sales increase exponentially today and tomorrow.

MOVIE DATA

“Dark Knight” Dominating Daily Sales

According to MovieTickets.com, “Dark Knight” accounted for 83 percent of online ticket sales Tuesday and 82 percent of ticket sales Wednesday as of 12 p.m. ET.

“Dark Knight” Wielding Six-Shooter

As of Tuesday, three days prior to its release, the caped crusader is currently outselling six of MovieTickets.com’s Top-10 Performing Films of All-Time at the same point in the sales cycle, including:

4. “The Passion of the Christ.”

5. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”

6. “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

7. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

9. “Matrix Reloaded”

10. “Spider-Man 3”

WEEKLY MOVIETICKETS.COM POLL

Which actor portrayed the best Bruce Wayne on the big screen?

1. Christian Bale (55%)

2. Michael Keaton (28%)

3. George Clooney (9%)

4. Val Kilmer (8%)

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