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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"but the Prequel films will never be incorporated into 'my' Star Wars. "
Adding insult to injury Lucas is apparently intent to banishing from official public view your (and my) original star wars films, and instead only his updated improved slapstickish versions.
I think it's so neat that you are going to the midnight showing on opening day! My husband is going to the midnight show too, with a good friend of his. He says that he will take me next weekend. :-/ It's okay though, I have to work the next morning and would be a total zombie.
When the LOTR movies came out, I found that there's nothing that can compare to the magic of seeing those opening midnight shows with the rabid fans. Have fun!
I'm taking my Mom, who is also a huge sci-fi fan.
She took me when the first one came out, so it's my turn to return the favor.
I don't go to movies often - last one was LOTR: ROTK but this one I've been waiting for since I was 3.
Too many distractions at home and unless you have a $50,000 entertainment system, it just doesn't compare. Besides, its good to get out of the house for something other than work.
I agree! Those noises bother me as well. I put as much distance between me and where the crowd gravitates as possible and as close to one of the speakers as possible.
Most of the 3am-6am showings here were empty I am told.
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