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THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH 'SITH':Star Wars Film Breaks 'Passion' Advance Ticket Record (by 5x!)
PR Newswire ^ | Week of May 6-13 2005

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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at biz.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; revengeofthesith; rotk; thepassion
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To: ClearBlueSky

"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.


41 posted on 05/15/2005 7:37:33 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Maigrey
I've got mine for 12:03am (through a local movie chain.)

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!

42 posted on 05/15/2005 7:58:13 PM PDT by mtngrl@vrwc ( We cannot change the direction of the wind... but we can adjust our sails.)
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To: mtngrl@vrwc

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.


43 posted on 05/15/2005 8:01:29 PM PDT by Maigrey (Airing out my tagline for Spring cleaning - Use only when necessary)
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To: mtngrl@vrwc

I don't go to movies often - last one was LOTR: ROTK but this one I've been waiting for since I was 3.


44 posted on 05/15/2005 8:05:11 PM PDT by Maigrey (Airing out my tagline for Spring cleaning - Use only when necessary)
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To: Gunrunner2

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.


45 posted on 05/15/2005 8:05:57 PM PDT by Clemenza (Senator, my offer to you is this: NOTHING!)
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To: Textide
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.

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.

46 posted on 05/15/2005 11:45:39 PM PDT by Paul_Denton (Get the U.N. out of the U.S. and U.S. out of the U.N.!)
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To: gopwinsin04

Most of the 3am-6am showings here were empty I am told.


47 posted on 05/19/2005 12:25:14 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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