Revenge of the Sith Tickets Sell at Lightspeed
With four weeks to go before the May 19 opening of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Fandango, the USA's largest online and phone movie ticketing service, is reporting unprecedented sales for the much anticipated movie, with sold-out shows in select markets.
Revenge of the Sith ranks as Fandango's fastest-selling movie to-date, currently selling five times as many tickets as the company's next best-selling movie.
"Tickets are selling at light-speed," says Fandango President and CEO, Art Levitt. "Sales for SITH have surpassed anything we've seen before for a movie four weeks away from opening day. The enthusiasm of moviegoers and sales are tremendous, signaling a very busy start to the summer blockbuster season."
A weekly moviegoer poll posted on Fandango.com reveals that 79% of those fans who responded are planning to see Revenge of the Sith between May 19 and May 22, indicating a monster first weekend. Fandango Film Commentator Richard Horgan is predicting that Revenge of the Sith will "likely soar onto the top ten all-time opening weekend box office sales list. The May 19 weekend is a chance for Star Wars fans to come full circle with a 1977 original that helped defined the very notion of the modern blockbuster."
Tickets can be purchased online at the company's web site.