As good as an ol’ cyanide pie in the face

17Jul08

Well, folks, The Dark Knight continues to stand strong as it takes the nation by storm in pre-release ticket sales. According to this email I received from MovieTickets.com, it looks like as of today the film has claimed spot number nine on MovieTickets.com’s best-selling pre-sale list of all time. Check it out.

SELLOUTS

As of 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, MovieTickets.com already has over 1,600 performances of ‘Dark Knight’ sold out in North America, including over 300 in LA and NY alone.

TOP-10 PRESELLERS

As of Thursday at 1 p.m. ET, “Dark Knight” is currently No. 9 on MovieTickets.com’s Top-10 Pre-Sale List of All-Time, which includes IMAX ticket sales. It’s currently ahead of two Spider-Man blockbusters (“Spider-Man 3” and “Spider-Man 2”), three Harry Potter films (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”

TICKET SALES

“Dark Knight” accounted for 88 percent of tickets sold on MovieTickets.com on Wednesday. As of 12 p.m. ET, it has accounted for 87 percent of all tickets sold today.

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