'Divergent' Ranks Among Fandango's Biggest First Day Advance Ticket-Sellers on March 06, 2014


The official release from Fandango:

Advance tickets for "Divergent" went on sale on Fandango yesterday, and even though the action-adventure film doesn't open until March 21, it sold nearly half of the site's tickets for the day (outselling the next biggest seller for the day by nearly 5 to 1). Its first days of sales are outpacing the first ‘Twilight' movie at the same point in the sales cycle, thereby ranking "Divergent" as one of Fandango's top opening-day sellers for an advance ticketing wide release.

"'Divergent' is off to a fantastic start," says Dave Karger, Chief Correspondent for Fandango. "Its first-day ticket sales are showing all the signs of a blockbuster in the making. Veronica Roth's gripping story combined with effective marketing have resulted in a movie with strong want-to-see sentiment among its core audience."

According to Fandango's 2014 Hot List survey, "Divergent" is one the top five most anticipated movies of the year, and the film's co-star Theo James was voted by moviegoers as one of 2014's "Biggest Break-Out Movie Stars."

GLOBAL: 'Frozen' Crosses $1B on March 02, 2014

frozen.jpgFrozen hit a major box office milestone after crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office. Frozen is the biggest non-sequel animated film of all time and the second biggest animated of all time globally.

Frozen hit the $1 billion mark after grossing $388.7 million in North America and $611.5 million overseas. The film is the seventh release from The Walt Disney Studios to reach $1 billion, joining Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3, the second and fourth Pirates of the Caribbean films, Alice in Wonderland, and Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3.

Frozen is the third highest grossing animated release in North America and the fourth highest overseas. It is the top grosses in both categories among original IPs.



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