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Avatar Claims 87 Percent of Weekly Tickets Sales on Fandango

James Cameron’s Avatar currently represents 87% of weekly ticket sales on Fandango, the nation’s leading movie ticketing destination.

Press Release from Fandango

James Cameron’s Avatar currently represents 87% of weekly ticket sales on Fandango, the nation’s leading movie ticketing destination. The highly-anticipated 3D adventure, opening tonight at midnight, has already sold out hundreds of showtimes across the country, from Buford, Georgia to Roseville, California.

According to a survey of Avatar ticket-buyers on Fandango (as of 8:00 a.m. PT this morning):

* 72% indicate that the film’s positive reviews have increased their interest in seeing the movie.

* 70% claim they do not care about the film's budget.

* 37% of men (surveyed by Fandango) plan to bring a date with them to see Avatar.

Currently, Avatar is outselling Star Trek in advance ticket sales at the same point in that film’s sales cycle – a significant achievement considering that Avatar is a true original (not based on a TV show, novel, comic book, toy or previous movie). Avatar tickets first went on sale on August 21, 2009.

About Fandango

One of the Web’s top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 16,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com. Fandango is a unit of Comcast Interactive Media.

Fandango theater partners include the nation’s leading exhibitors: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, CineArts Theatres, Cinebarre, Cobb Theatres, Hollywood Theatres, IMAX, Kerasotes Theatres, Majestic Crest Theatre, Premiere Theatres, R/C Theatres, Wehrenberg Theatres and Winchester Theatres.

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