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TWILIGHT sequel creates history before release!



November 17, 2009 6:47:37 PM IST
Bollywood Trade News Network
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Ever heard of a film creating history even before its release? Well there's one such film, NEW MOON (the sequel to TWILIGHT), whose growing mania has broken all the records!

NEW MOON has fast become the No. 1 film in Advance Online Ticket sales; surpassing the records those created by the masterpieces like DARK KNIGHT, HARRY POTTER and STAR WARS in the past. And the response can be gauged by the fact that the Summit Entertainmnent's vampire picture based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling books, NEW MOON, releasing this 20th November 2009, has already leaped over previous record-holders to become the top-selling pre-release title in Fandango's 10-year history. The new record for Fandango's fastest-selling film was set on Saturday night after 8:00 PM.

The Top 5 Advance Ticket-Sellers on Fandango are now as follows:
1. NEW MOON (2009)
2. STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005)
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009)
4. THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
5. TWILIGHT (2008)

The latest chapter of THE TWILIGHT SAGA is currently accounting for 86% of weekly ticket sales on Fandango, the nation's leading movie ticketing destination. Thousands of Thursday night midnight showtimes for NEW MOON are already sold out across the country. Yet NEW MOON tickets continue to be available. To meet the fan demand, the nation's top theater owners are regularly posting brand new showtimes on additional screens. 'For many fans, it's the year's most anticipated film event,' Fandango COO Rick Butler said in a statement. 'Ever since tickets went on sale in September, it's been among our top five weekly ticket-sellers, as NEW MOON has a strong pull on audiences. We're seeing a higher-than-usual number of tickets per transaction for this film, suggesting that moviegoers will show up en masse at theaters this weekend with their friends and family.'

According to a recent Fandango survey of 2,000+ New Moon ticket-buyers:
-- 98% say the action in New Moon looks better than the action in Twilight
-- 72% plan to see the movie with a group of three friends/ or more.
-- 52% of survey respondents say they dream about vampires.
-- 22% are mothers and daughters planning to see New Moon together
-- 10% plan to show up at the theater dressed as the saga characters.

In India PVR Pictures is bringing THE TWILIGHT SAGA. While TWILIGHT releases on 20th November 2009, than its popular sequel NEW MOON will hit the screens on 4th December in India.

So get ready for a new Dawn which TWILIGHT is all set to bring!



 


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