Twilight Saga: New Moon on Track to Achieve #1 Spot in Advance Ticket Sales

Teams Edward and Jacob are seemingly about to overtake the fans of Harry Potter, Batman, and even Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader by claiming the #1 spot on Fandango's advance ticket sales list. They're currently in 4th place but steadily rising.

From Fandango's press release:

New Moon opens at midnight one week from tonight, but the film has already outsold its predecessor, Twilight, in total advance ticket sales on Fandango, the nation's leading movie ticketing destination. The new movie currently represents 75% of the site's ticket sales.

Although thousands of next Thursday night's midnight showtimes are sold out across the country (from Anchorage, Alaska to Winter Park, Florida), tickets are still available, while new showtimes are added regularly to keep up with the demand.

"Ever since we started selling advance tickets to New Moon on August 31, the demand has been unstoppable, as the fan base just keeps growing every day," says Fandango Chief Operating Officer Rick Butler. "New Moon is tracking to be Fandango's #1 top advance ticket-seller of all time."

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Heading to #1 on Fandango's Advance Sales List

Currently, New Moon ranks as the #4 top advance ticket-seller in Fandango history, toppling Twilight, which previously held the spot. The Top 5 Advance Ticket-Sellers on Fandango (as of November 12, 2009) are as follows:

1. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
3. The Dark Knight (2008)
4. New Moon (2009)
5. Twilight (2008)

Fandango is also offering exclusive limited edition New Moon gift cards (featuring images of Edward and Bella, Jacob and The Wolf Pack, and other characters), redeemable for any movie on Fandango.com. Click here for more info on these limited edition New Moon Fandango Bucks cards.

According to a recent Fandango survey of more than 2,000 New Moon ticket-buyers, the first Twilight movie helped fuel the fan frenzy that has carried over to the other installments in the series:

· 55% said the first Twilight movie inspired them to read all the books by Stephenie Meyer.
· 51% plan to see New Moon more than once in the theater.
· 61% said they have read the novel New Moon more than once.

Could we be seeing the next Titanic here? Something tells me Leo and Kate are safe from being toppled from the #1 all time box office spot by Robsten, but honestly, considering all this frenzy, nothing would surprise us at this point.

- Debi Moore

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Floydian Trip's picture

The obvious difference being that anyone with even the slightest interest in music knows how brilliant The Beatles were and what an amazing and great influence they had on rock music. I shudder to think of the lasting effect Twilight will have on the horror genre. Even going into Barnes and Noble is painful seeing their table devoted to all things Twilight and other gay books and series about love affairs between mortal and vampires and werewolves. They even gayed up the Near Dark cover because of it. Although looking at Near Dark now it sure does have more in common with Twilight than 30 Days of Night.

Submitted by Floydian Trip on Fri, 11/13/2009 - 1:54pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

Oh no you didn't just compare Twilight to the Beatles.

Submitted by Floydian Trip on Fri, 11/13/2009 - 1:23pm.
moderator The fans reactions aren't
Debi Moore's picture

The fans reactions aren't all that different, especially where Pattinson is concerned. And he's British to boot! lol

Submitted by Debi Moore on Fri, 11/13/2009 - 1:37pm.
Rottenjesus's picture

To quote Darth Vader ....

Submitted by Rottenjesus on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 9:30pm.
DavidFullam's picture

Our world is so fucked.

Submitted by DavidFullam on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 7:39pm.
moderator You sound like my parents
Debi Moore's picture

You sound like my parents did when The Beatles first came around. lol I'm sure we'll all survive the Twilight Invasion as well.

Submitted by Debi Moore on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 8:21pm.
DavidFullam's picture

Give me the Fab 4 anyday!

Submitted by DavidFullam on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 8:31pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

I think it should be cut up into half hour episodes and put on The Disney Channel.

Submitted by Floydian Trip on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 6:21pm.
Heather Buckley's picture

They can play it after Darby O' Gill and The Little People.

Submitted by Heather Buckley on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 6:23pm.
Heather Buckley's picture

What is crazy is that this version of the vampire genre (however slight) has gone nuts in normal people culture. Nordstrom has a whole Twilight line! I do compare this fanaticism to Beauty and the Beast in the 80s. But horror? I think it's more" fantasy" than "horror."

Submitted by Heather Buckley on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 5:13pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

This looks like the biggest piece of shit I have ever seen then I guess the average 13 year old girl doesn't know the difference between a good transformation and a uberly shitty one. Haha. Please God make it go away fast.

Submitted by Floydian Trip on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 4:46pm.

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