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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has demolished movie pre-order records

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Oct 2015 2:42 User comments (7)

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has demolished movie pre-order records

Not even 48 hours after tickets went on sale, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has shattered records for pre-sales.
When the tickets went on sale, Fandango almost immediately crashed, and the company said its website traffic surged as high as 700 percent normal peak volumes.

'The Force Awakens' ended up beating the previous pre-sale record holder, The Hunger Games, by 800 percent, added Fandango.

AMC theaters said they sold out all 1000 shows in 12 hours, with 38 percent going to IMAX screens, netting $6.5 million in pre-sales, yet another record.

The latest installment of the Star Wars series is expected to be one of the biggest grossing films of all-time, although it has a long way to go to beat out Avatar at $2.78 billion.



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7 user comments

121.10.2015 18:02

Everyone knew it would shatter records, it's Star Wars! I just hope they didn't butcher it!

222.10.2015 03:18

For the first time, I don't have a bad feeling about this.


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322.10.2015 10:38

This just pisses me off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Presales for an F'ing movie is BULLSH*T!

This should be first F'ing come, first F'ing served......PERIOD!



Even if I had claimed two of those ticket reservations, we'd still make effort after effort after effort to get to ANY theatre in time to grab a decent seat.

Screw the movie biz for doing this. What an injustice.

422.10.2015 15:05

Where is the injustice, Hearme0? Everyone has an equal opportunity to pre-purchase tickets.

522.10.2015 15:58

Originally posted by DarthMopar:
Where is the injustice, Hearme0? Everyone has an equal opportunity to pre-purchase tickets.
And it sure beats the morons who have nothing better to do but camp outside for days, like on Black Friday!

622.10.2015 16:47

Originally posted by hearme0:
This just pisses me off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Presales for an F'ing movie is BULLSH*T!

This should be first F'ing come, first F'ing served......PERIOD!



Even if I had claimed two of those ticket reservations, we'd still make effort after effort after effort to get to ANY theatre in time to grab a decent seat.

Screw the movie biz for doing this. What an injustice.
Pre-sales helps to eliminate riots, fights and the terrible "shock" when everyone is waiting in line for 5 hours and then everyone goes ape-sh*t.

725.10.2015 20:37

Not even going to put up with all the craziness even if it is Star Wars. Just going to sit back the day after it opens and dl a decent torrent.



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