The Dark Knight pwns pirates, elves, and radioactive superheroes

16Jul08

MovieTickets.com sent me some more Dark Knight ticket sale info Monday and today. Here is Monday’s press release. I’ll put up today’s in another post in a sec.

‘DARK KNIGHT’ CONTINUES TO SELL OUT; OUTPACES HIGHEST-EARNING BLOCKBUSTERS

Four days prior to its release, MovieTickets.com already has over 700 performances of ‘Dark Knight’ sold out in North America

LOS ANGELES (July 14, 2008 ) – MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com) is reporting that the highly anticipated film “The Dark Knight” is currently outselling three of MovieTickets.com’s Top-10 Performing Films of All-Time at the same point in the sales cycle, including installments from such coveted franchises as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Spider-Man” and “The Lord of the Rings.”

To date, “Dark Knight” has sold more than three times as many advance tickets as “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” more than twice as many as “Spider-Man 3” and almost twice as many as “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” at the same point in the sales cycle for each film.

MovieTickets.com’s Top-10 Performing Films of All-Time

1. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

2. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

8. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

9. Matrix Reloaded

10. Spider-Man 3

According to MovieTickets.com, “Dark Knight” has sold out over 270 performances in Los Angeles and New York alone. What’s more, MovieTickets.com reports the caped crusader now boasts more than 1,300 midnight showings on its site.

In a recent MovieTickets.com survey, moviegoers aware of the movie expressed intent to see the film during its opening weekend in all four age groups polled:

  • 24 & Under – 98 percent
  • 25 to 34 – 92 percent
  • 35 to 44 – 78 percent
  • 45 to 59 – 66 percent

In addition, the survey found that 86 percent of males and 76 percent of females polled said they intend to see “Dark Knight” during its opening weekend.

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