Hunger Games Tickets
Hunger Games was at IMAX during release week but had to make way for Wrath of the Titans after a week due to previous contractual obligations according to EW. It’s great to see it back up!
We’re giving away a pair of tickets today on Twitter. Press release below.
Box office analysts at first suggested The Hunger Games was tracking to open with a $70 to $80 million weekend. Then it went up to $100M. Then some guessed it might go as high as $120 to $130 Million, which would make it the largest March release ever.
Scratch all that. Forbes says the film is looking to make a mind-boggling $140 to $150 million domestically after a $19.7 million midnight opening, the highest ever for a non-sequel. Why is it doing so well? It turned out to be an amazing film, not just for fans of the books-
After scoring a sensational $19.7 million right out the gate at midnight showings Thursday/Friday, The Hunger Games never slowed down and looks sure to burn up the box office with a staggering $140 to $150 million debut. And that’s just domestic box office, folks, not counting overseas receipts.
How did The Hunger Games manage such a huge feat? Not only by being an extremely popular young adult novel, not only by have broad appeal to male and female audiences, not only by bringing in viewers of all ages, and not only by having the best marketing blitz I’ve seen in a long time. No, all of that would’ve easily given this movie a strong weekend living up to the earlier expectations, but the reason it has continued to push expectations higher and higher before exceeding them, is simply because of strong positive buzz earned by being the very best film of the year so far, hands-down.
Advance ticket sales for The Hunger Games are at a breakneck pace, overtaking Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 to reach the #4 spot on the most advance ticket sales ever on Fandango.
It’s expected to reach the #3 spot by overtaking Breaking Dawn later today.
Based on the extraordinary strength of tracking for the movie, most in Hollywood believe Hunger Games will eclipse the $116 million opening of Alice in Wonderland in 2010 to become the biggest March opener of all time, and some box-office observers and exhibitors now think it can open to $130 million to $140 million, making it one of the biggest domestic debuts of all time.
If you plan on seeing it at midnight tonight or anytime tomorrow, buy your tickets now before it sells out!
Don’t forget our exclusive discount for our readers if you’re buying 4 or more tickets.
Early tracking indicates The Hunger Games may open bigger than Twilight at the box office.
Hollywood was buzzing early this morning over the first set of tracking numbers for Lionsgate’s film series The Hunger Games. With 23% ‘First Choice’ and 54% ’Definite Interest’, those are numbers every film studio can only dream about. One studied provided me with a guesstimate that the first film based on the Suzanne Collins bestselling books could open to $70+M — which would make this bigger than the the Twilight debut.
— Celebration! Cinema (@CelebrationCnma) February 23, 2012
Celebration Cinema says that during the first 24 hour hours of ticket sales The Hunger Games has surpassed the sales for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 during 36 hours, which used to be an all-time record for the theater chain.
That is incredible: what’s more incredible is that presales are not available for many theaters. I can only speak from local experience, but of the 7 or 8 theaters I expect will play the movie only 4 theaters have tickets currently. Keep in mind the movie will play on 4,000+ screens, which is almost everywhere.
UPDATE: Fandango first-day ticket sales set a record, too, outpacing Twilight Saga: Eclipse-
Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, announced today that advance ticketing records were set by Lionsgate’s upcoming thriller, “The Hunger Games”, which has already sold out hundreds of showtimes in advance of the film’s March 23 release date. Even though the film doesn’t open for another month, the first-day ticket sales on Wednesday, February 22 broke the previous first day advance ticket-seller record held by “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on Friday, May 14, 2010.
“‘The Hunger Games’ is off to a fantastic start,” says Rick Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fandango. “Yesterday we saw the biggest first day advance ticketing sales in our company’s nearly 12-year history – which is especially impressive for a March release and a non-sequel.”
If you buy a ticket to see The Hunger Games from Fandango, you’ll receive a code to download “Tomorrow Will be Kinder” by the Secret Sisters from the Hunger Games companion album “Songs from District 12 and Beyond” on iTunes for free.
You can combine this offer with our exclusive ticket discount, as well!
Check out this awesome multi-panel ad on the homepage of YouTube with a flaming Mockingjay scorching across the top of the page.
Tickets won’t be available until 12pm ET / 9am PST tomorrow in most locations, but the marketing push is going full-steam ahead!
From now until 3/31/12, you can save $1 if you purchase four tickets through Fandango.
To receive this discount, follow these steps:
- Find tickets in your area using this link: HGM.org Ticket Discount on Fandango
- Add four or more tickets for The Hunger Games
- During checkout, enter the code HGMORG to save $1 on your order
Hurry, as tickets will sell out quickly!
Here is your official reminder that tomorrow, February 22, advance tickets of The Hunger Games can be purchased through Fandango, Moviefone, and MovieTickets.
UPDATE: For those in Canada The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Cineplex Entertainment will also be selling advanced tickets tomorrow, as well they will be having a midnight showing at 12:01am on March 23. Still waiting to hear back from others!
UPDATE: We’ll announce an exclusive discount code for multiple-ticket purchases from Fandango later tonight!
[Fandango.com, Moviefone.com and MovieTickets.com via EW and Cineplex via The Winnipeg Free Press]
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