Skip to comments.THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH 'SITH':Star Wars Film Breaks 'Passion' Advance Ticket Record (by 5x!)
Posted on 05/15/2005 2:59:40 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
Fandango, the nation's largest online and phone movie ticketing service, is already reporting that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is slated to be the top selling title in the company's five year history.
The film is positioned to dethrone the former ticketed champ, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
SITH has seen a 75% week over week continious increase in ticket sales.
An astounding 80% of US film fans responding to a Fandango poll said they planned to see SITH the opening weekend.
SITH has accounted for 79% of Fandango's weekly ticket sails. Moviegoer anticiapation is so high that the company is selling tickets for a theatre that hasn't opened yet.
'The force is strong with this one,' said Fandango presdient and CEO Art Levitt.
'The final installment of the Star Wars saga is clearly attracting not only long time fans, but mainstream ticketbuyers throught the country.'
'Based on our advanced sales, SITH will likely enjoy one of the largest box office opening weekends in history.'
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Fandango got my money already. I've got my 12:01am tickets for Wednesday night!
I know one of the managers at the local theatre so he will save me a seat...
Be prepared for many preachings and cheers from the Left.
Not that i wouldn't see it.
This is the one we've been waiting for. I couldn't imagine seeing it any other way than in full geek mode, surrounded by my fellow nerds. LOL! I am no longer in denial.
It's a frickin' space opera...Buck Rogers with better graphics. Lucas is laughing a wookie laugh while the bucks roll in.
lmao! Full geek ahead captain...
The critics have been kind this time too, Lucas knew all was on the line here and even brought in Speilburg for assistance.
AOL is really hoping to stir things up!
I'm an Original Trilogy fan. Have been since 1983. My attic
is full of collectible toys and I have a lightsaber autographed by Mark Hamill. I've loved most things about the Galaxy Far, Far Away for a long time, and I was an adult in '83, so this isn't some 'my childhood memories have been ruined' thing.
I'm not going to see ROTS. I didn't see AOTC.
Lucas lost me at TPM. That was sad. 20 years, unlimited funds and technology and we got that.
I should envy those of you who anticipate this film and who will enjoy it, but I don't.
You should envy me- because I remember when SW was a 'modern myth', and aspired to be more than a 'kiddie movie'.
Lucas can tell whatever story he likes, the way he likes- but the Prequel films will never be incorporated into 'my' Star Wars.
It's part of the culture now- deeply personal- and it hasn't belonged just to Lucas in a long time. Whatever he set out to make- it has passed into modern myth in a way. He can ruin it for some by making it a stupid commercial for toys, but not for everyone.
What he's done is serve up a Star Wars buffet.
I'll pass the creamed cauliflower and liver( the PT) and go for the good stuff,( the OT). Bon appetit!
I thin Lucas has returned to his roots with this film. No more kid stuff...
CUT from Cannes Film Festival:
Cannes film festival (May 11-kick off), star wars raises questions of U.S. imperialism http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/13776.html
DAVID GERMAIN | Associated Press
May 15, 2005
Cannes audiences made blunt comparisons between "Revenge of the Sith" _ the story of Anakin Skywalker's fall to the dark side and the rise of an emperor through warmongering _ to President Bush's war on terrorism and the invasion of Iraq.
Two lines from the movie especially resonated:
"This is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause," bemoans Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) as the galactic Senate cheers dictator-in-waiting Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) while he announces a crusade against the Jedi.
"If you're not with me, then you're my enemy," Hayden Christensen's Anakin _ soon to become villain Darth Vader _ tells former mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). The line echoes Bush's international ultimatum after the Sept. 11 attacks, "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
"When he says, 'If you're not with me, then you're my enemy," it's a flagrant reference to Bush," said 22-year-old Thomas Tiez, a French student who saw the film at Cannes. "That can't be a coincidence."
"That quote is almost a perfect citation of Bush," said Liam Engle, a 23-year-old French-American aspiring filmmaker. "Plus, you've got a politician trying to increase his power to wage a phony war."
Though the plot was written years ago, "The anti-Bush diatribe is clearly there," Engle said.
The film opens Wednesday in parts of Europe and Thursday in the United States and many other countries.
But most parents these days don't even know how to control their kids...
Amen to these two! Food shouldn't make noise. I'm for the outlaw of chips, popcorn, ice, crunchy candy, etc...if it makes noise when you chew it, open mouthed or otherwise, ban it from the theater. Smackers should be sent to the nearest cow pasture as punishment.
>>Smackers should be sent to the nearest cow pasture as punishment.<<
To dine on the abundance of cow patties (on whole wheat, of course).
True, to combat this I usually go to a late 10:00pm showing, but that doesn't always work.