Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today that tickets are now on sale at Fandango.com and Fandango's award-winning mobile apps for Iron Man 3, this summer's most anticipated movie, according to a proprietary online poll of Fandango moviegoers. Also launching today is Fandango's "Summer of Action," the ultimate blockbuster movie hub, featuring exclusive content and advance ticketing for 14 of this summer's biggest films, including Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6, Man of Steel, and The Lone Ranger.
"Fandango moviegoers are huge fans of blockbusters, so we've built the ‘Summer of Action' hub to be the single destination for everything about action movies -- from content and trivia to show times and tickets," said Paul Yanover, President of Fandango.
Fandango's "Summer of Action" celebrates an exciting season at the movies, with in-depth and exclusive feature stories, original video and trailers, interviews with filmmakers and cast members, photo galleries, games, moviegoer polls, social sharing tools, sweepstakes, tickets and more. For the ultimate fans, Fandango will offer collectible action movie gift cards for purchase throughout the summer, including four Iron Man 3 character cards now available at www.fandango.com/fandango-gift-cards.
Fandango recently surveyed more than 4,000 film fans who declared Iron Man 3 the "Most Anticipated 2013 Summer Movie" and The Avengers as the "Favorite Summer Action Film of the Past 30 Years." Other top films that fans singled out in the poll include the following titles (complete lists available at fandango.com/summerofaction):
Fandango Fans' Most Anticipated 2013 Summer Movies:
1. Iron Man 3
2. Star Trek Into Darkness
3. The Great Gatsby
4. Fast & Furious 6
5. The Hangover 3
Fandango Fans' Favorite Summer Action Film of the Past 30 Years:
1. The Avengers (2012)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
4. Jurassic Park (1993)
5. The Bourne Identity (2002)
Oz: The Great and Powerful, the Disney prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, has been nothing short of a success, adding $13.6 million this weekend to bring its overseas total to $241.3 million. The global cume is $454.1 million. Will it have enough legs to reach the $500 million mark?
G.I. Joe: Retaliation added $40.2 million this weekend to bring its overseas cume to $145.2 million. The film held-over especially well in Korea ($3.7M weekend, $11.2M cume), Russia ($3.2M weekend, $14.6M cume), Mexico ($2.5M weekend, $10.8M cume) and Australia ($2.2M weekend, $8.3M cume). The global total is now $231.8 million and shows no sign of slowing down. It is difficult to think the G.I. Joe sequel would have fared so well facing off with The Amazing Spider-Man in its original release date last year.
The Croods keeps on performing abroad, posting a $34.1 million weekend across 62 markets. The animated film crossed the $200 million mark overseas, settling at $206.8 million. The film held-over strongest in Australia ($3.6M weekend, 8% drop, $11.9M cume), UK ($3.6M weekend, $26.7M cume), Germany ($3.5M weekend, 5% drop, $16.5M cume), Mexico ($2.5M weekend, $20.5M cume, highest grossing film of 2013), and Russia ($2.1M weekend, $25M cume). The film is #1 in 9 of the top 15 global markets, and holds the top spot in 18 markets overall. The global cume is $332.6 million for this certified hit.
Jurassic Park 3D grossed $3 million after opening in Australia, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Russia, Ukraine, India, and the United Arab Emirates. It performed along expectations compared to other openings of 3D re-releases, only slightly below the $3.3 million of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and the $3.2 million of The Lion King. The budget for the 3D conversion was $10 million, a figure already doubled with the film's $21.2 million global cume.
Jack the Giant Slayer grossed $10.9 million in 61 markets for a $116.8 million overseas cume.
The Evil Dead remake took in $4.5 million from 21 markets in its opening weekend. The remake of Sam Raimi’s seminal horror-comedy is scripted by Diablo Cody (Juno) and helmed by first-time feature director Fede Alvarez. The horror film performed exceptionally well for its genre in Russia ($1.6M) and Spain ($1.5M). The global total is $30.5 million.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters reached $163.8 million overseas after a $1.5 million weekend. The overseas figure represents over three times what the film has grossed in North America. Audiences around the world have helped the fairy-tale adventure gross $219.2 million globally.
Mama opened in Brazil, Israel, Norway, and Sweden this weekend. It grossed $2.3 million in 32 territories. The overseas total is $58.6 million with a global cume of $130.2 million.
Identity Thief continued its scaled overseas roll-out, adding $6.4 million in 27 territories for an overseas cume of $25.8 million. There are 21 territories left over the following three months for the American comedy. The global total is $157.1 million.
Check back with us throughout the day for updated live reports on the global box office.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation posted the biggest global opening of the year last weekend with $80.3 million. It looks to continue to thrive with no clearly defined day-and-date opener lined up. G.I. Joe opens in Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, South Africa, and Vietnam. The Croods, another strong hold-over, will add Poland, Taiwan, and Thailand.
The release of Oz: The Great and Powerful has already covered the global market and should begin to experience a steeper drop in the coming weeks. The Disney prequel to The Wizard Of has been nothing short of a success, grossing over $400 million in the global box-office.
Jurassic Park 3D had a limited run in several markets last weekend. The re-converted re-release of Steven Spielberg’s movie about an amusement park full of dinosaurs that eat people will open in Australia, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, and several territories in the middle east this weekend. It performed well in previews in Russia last weekend, where it cracked the top ten despite appearing in less than 50 screens.
Talking about grinding money out
of things that were once popular and that might still be popular if you
re-brand and sell them again, the Evil Dead remake is slated to open in 20
countries along with North America this weekend. The remake of Sam Raimi’s
seminal horror-comedy is scripted by Diablo Cody (Juno) and helmed by first-time feature director Fede
Alvarez. Evil Dead screened at
last month’s South by Southwest Film Festival to mixed reviews.
Check back with us on Sunday for updated live reports on the global box office.