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MovieTickets.com: 'Mockingjay - Part 1' First Day Sales Double That of 'Catching Fire' on October 30, 2014

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MovieTickets.com (@MovieTickets) reports advance tickets sold on the first day for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 far exceeded the first day advance sales of any other film in 2014 including GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Furthermore, first day advance tickets sold through MovieTickets.com for this third film in the HUNGER GAMES franchise doubled that of tickets sold for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on its first day of presales last year.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Claims Fandango's Best First Day Presales of 2014 on October 30, 2014

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LIONSGATE'S "THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1" BREAKS 2014 FIRST DAY OF PRESALES RECORD ON FANDANGO

Starting Today, Fandango Fans Buying Advance "Mockingjay" Tickets Will Have the Chance to Win a 2015 Mazda3


LOS ANGELES (Oct. 30, 2014) - Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced that Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" " on October 29 set a new record, selling more first day advance tickets than any other movie in 2014 so far.
Three weeks before its November 21 release date, "Mockingjay" surpassed the first day of advance ticket sales for Lionsgate/Summit's "Divergent," Fandango's previous 2014 record-holder, set on March 3. During its record-setting first day, "Mockingjay" accounted for nearly 80% of Fandango's daily ticket sales.
Starting today at www.Fandango.com/HungerGames, fans who buy tickets to "Mockingjay will be automatically entered for a chance to win a four-door 2015 Mazda3. The sweepstakes ends on December 12 at 8:59 am PT. See official rules on Fandango for prize details, approximate retail values and free alternate means of sweepstakes entry at www.fandangomockingjaysweeps.com .

Also on Fandango, fans with an artistic streak can enter Fandango's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" Fan Art Contest. The winning artist will win one thousand dollars' worth of Fandango movie tickets and the winning art will be featured on a Fandango "Hunger Games" gift card. The contest can be found on Fandango's Tumblr page (fandango.tumblr.com ) and ends November 4 at 12 noon PT. Lionsgate and Fandango will select the winning artwork, which will be announced on November 14.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was voted by Fandango fans as the most anticipated movie of 2014. To celebrate the advance-tickets-on-sale window, Fandango is launching "'The Hunger Games' Guide" destination at www.Fandango.com/HungerGames, featuring exclusive "Mockingjay" movie trailers and clips with Jennifer Lawrence, plus fun film facts, movie trailers, fan polls, new "Mockingjay" gift cards, the Ultimate Katniss Mash-Up, and "The Hunger Games" Character Guide for the uninitiated.

About Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with more than 44 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

About "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

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NORTH AMERICA: 'John Wick' Leads on Tuesday with $1.62M; 'Fury' a Close Second with $1.52M on October 29, 2014

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By Daniel Garris

John Wick took in $1.62 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a second consecutive day. The Keanu Reeves led action thriller from Lionsgate was up a solid 25 percent over Monday's performance. John Wick has grossed $17.34 million in five days, which is on the high end of pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 20.5 percent ahead of the $14.39 million five-day start of 2008's Street Kings.

Sony's Fury finished in a very close second with $1.52 million. The World War II film starring Brad Pitt trailed John Wick by $101,800 for the day. Fury was up 28 percent over Monday and down 46 percent from last Tuesday. Fury has grossed $49.11 million in twelve days and is set to surpass the $50 million mark today. The film is currently running 2.5 percent ahead of the $47.89 million twelve-day take of The Monuments Men earlier this year.

Universal's Ouija held steady in third place with $1.33 million. The low-budget PG-13 horror film from Platinum Dunes was up 27 percent from Monday. Ouija has grossed $22.25 million in five days. That is on the lower end of expectations and places the film 21 percent ahead of the $18.41 million four-day start of last year's Carrie.

Fox's Gone Girl grossed $1.10 million to remain in fourth. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was up 26 percent over Monday and down 38 percent from last Tuesday. With a 26-day take of $126.02 million, Gone Girl is on the verge of surpassing the $127.51 million final domestic gross of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to become the highest grossing film of Fincher's career.

The Weinstein Company's St. Vincent rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.91 million. The low-budget comedy starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy was up an impressive 46 percent over Monday. Yesterday's percentage hold could be a good sign for the film going forward. St. Vincent surpassed the $10 million mark yesterday and has grossed $10.41 million to date.

NORTH AMERICA: 'John Wick' Moves Into First on Monday with $1.30M; 'Ouija' Passes the $20M Mark on October 28, 2014

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By Daniel Garris

John Wick took in $1.30 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for the first time. The Keanu Reeves led action thriller from Lionsgate was down 64 percent from Sunday. That represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. John Wick continues to perform on the high end of expectations with a four-day start of $15.72 million. That places the film 17 percent ahead of the $13.47 million four-day take of 2008's Street Kings. John Wick has received a nice boost from strong IMAX sales.

Sony's Fury finished in a close second place with $1.19 million. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt fell 67 percent from Sunday and a sharp 50 percent from last Monday. Fury has grossed $47.59 million in eleven days and is on course to surpass the $50 million domestic mark on Wednesday. The film is currently running 2 percent ahead of the $46.58 million eleven-day take of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year.

Universal's Ouija was down 73 percent and two spots from Sunday to place in third on Monday with $1.04 million. In the process, low-budget PG-13 horror film from Platinum Dunes surpassed the $20 million mark yesterday. Ouija has grossed a solid $20.92 million in four days. That is on the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent ahead of the $17.17 million four-day start of last year's Carrie.

Fox's Gone Girl claimed fourth place with $0.88 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down 67 percent from Sunday and down 40 percent from last Monday. With a 25-day take of $124.91 million, Gone Girl is now on the verge of surpassing the $127.51 million final domestic gross of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to become the highest grossing film of Fincher's career (without adjusting for ticket price inflation).

The Weinstein Company's St. Vincent rounded out Monday's top five with $0.62 million. The low-budget comedy starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy fell 66 percent from Sunday. St. Vincent has grossed $9.499 million to date and is set to surpass the $10 million mark today.

The Book of Life followed in sixth place with $0.51 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film from Fox was down 84 percent from Sunday and down 39 percent from last Monday. The eleven-day total for The Book of Life stands at $30.67 million, which is towards the lower end of expectations.

Fandango: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Advance Ticket Sales Start Wednesday on October 28, 2014

mockingjaylongrange.pngLOS ANGELES (Oct. 27, 2014) - Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today that starting Wednesday, October 29 at 9 am PT/12 Noon ET, advance tickets will go on sale at Fandango.com/HungerGames for Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," the year's most anticipated movie, according to Fandango fans.

To celebrate the ticket-on-sale date, fans who purchase "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" tickets on Fandango within the first 24 hours will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to attend the world premiere in London on November 10. All purchases during the first 24 hours will receive a free movie download on VUDU of the previous blockbuster in the series, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." See official rules on Fandango for prize details, approximate retail values and free alternate means of sweepstakes entry at http://tickets.fandango.com/promo/mockingjaylondonrules.

Also on Fandango, fans with an artistic streak can enter Fandango's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" Fan Art Contest. The winning artist will win one thousand dollars' worth of Fandango movie tickets and the winning art will be featured on a Fandango "Hunger Games" gift card. The contest can be found on Fandango's Tumblr page (fandango.tumblr.com ) and ends November 4 at 12 noon PT. Lionsgate and Fandango will select the winning artwork, which will be announced on November 14.

"The excitement is building as we get closer to the first day of ‘Mockingjay' presales, as Tributes get ready to scoop up their advance tickets weeks before the film opens," says Fandango Chief Correspondent, Dave Karger. "The anticipation is through the roof, as ‘Mockingjay' follows Katiniss Everdeen's emotional journey beyond the Arena, and fans can't wait to see the action-packed events realized on the big screen."

Also on October 29, Fandango is launching "'The Hunger Games Guide" destination at Fandango.com/HungerGames, featuring exclusive "Mockingjay" movie trailers and clips with Jennifer Lawrence, plus fun film facts, movie trailers, fan polls, new "Mockingjay" gift cards, the Ultimate Katniss Mash-Up, and "The Hunger Games" Character Guide for the uninitiated.


About Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with more than 44 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

About "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.


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