Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Outselling Star Trek and the Original Transformers on Fandango

LOS ANGELES (RPRN) 6/18/2009–Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen doesn’t open till next week (midnight on Tuesday night, June 23), but as of today, the film already represents 45% of ticket sales on Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination.

Several Tuesday midnight show times of the film’s IMAX presentation are already sold-out at locations across the country, including Los Angeles’ AMC Universal CityWallk; Chicago’s Cinemark @Seven Bridges and Regal Lincolnshire 20; Philadelphia’s UA King of Prussia Stadium; and New York City’s AMC Loews 34th Street and AMC Loews Lincoln Square (where a 4:00 a.m. show time on Wednesday morning has been added to meet fan demand).  Tuesday midnight show times are also sold-out in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Denver, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, and American Fork, Utah.

The film is currently outpacing this summer’s Star Trek movie and the original Transformers in advance ticket sales on Fandango at the same point in those films’ sales cycles (one week before release date). Moviegoers purchasing tickets for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on Fandango will receive a free music download of Cavo’s Let it Go from the film’s soundtrack as a bonus.

“For nearly two years – since the last Transformers opened – this new movie has been one of the most highly-anticipated films among fans on our site,” says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango. “Tickets for the new Transformers are already selling fast, so moviegoers should plan on buying their tickets in advance, as showtimes are continuing to sell out.”

Fandango has surveyed nearly 2,000 moviegoers planning to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Among the findings:

· 88% of respondents said they are fans of director Michael Bay; 66% of them picked Transformers as their favorite Bay film.

· 77% of respondents say they were fans of Transformers when they were kids; 68% of those fans watched the cartoon series, while 61% played with the toys.

· 45% picked Optimus Prime as their favorite Transformer; 21% picked Bumblebee; 4% picked Megatron.

· 62% of respondents are 18-34 years old; 63% are male.

In a separate survey on Fandango, 36% of moviegoers picked Transformers star Megan Fox as the sexiest female star of the summer. For the complete list of moviegoer picks for “The Top 10 Sexiest Summer Stars”, check out the Fandango Summer Movie Guide.

Buy advance tickets to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and get a free song download on iTunes!

About Fandango
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