“Avatar” Tix Go on Sale as Fandango Rolls Out Fall ’09 Movie Guide

Quentin Tarantino ’ s  Inglourious Basterds  continues to lead this week ’ s advance ticket sales, and with The Final Destination, District 9 and Halloween II challenging the Basterds, it’s looking like one bloody box office battle is in store for this weekend.

With summer almost over, what’s coming up next on the big screen? Fandango’s Fall 2009 Movie Guide includes dozens of write-ups on the season’s most anticipated must-see movies, from The Twilight Saga: New Moon to James Cameron’s Avatar (tickets for this highly-anticipated December 18 release went on sale on Friday night at http://www.fandango.com/avatar:animax3dexperience_122408/movietimes).

To discover the other films that fans will be buzzing about in the coming months, check out the Fall Movie Guide at http://summermovies.fandango.com/2009/toplists.

Please do contact us if you need more details and/or ticketing info. Best wishes,

Harry Medved/Fandango (harry.medved@fandango.com) 310-954-0461

Melinda Petrow/Fandango (melinda.petrow@fandango.com) 310-954-0278, ext. 231)

Fandango Five – Ticket Sales (as of 8/26/09 3:00 p.m. PT)  

Movie                                                                                                            Fandango User Rating                                % Fandango Sales                                         

Inglorious Basterds                                                                                            “Go”                                                                    29%

The Final Destination                                                                                            “So-So”                                                               12%

District 9                                                                                                                “Go”                                                                   10%

Halloween II                                                                                                          “So-So”                                                               9%

Julie & Julia                                                                                                          “Go”                                                                     5%


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