Lionsgate doesn't open The Hunger Games: Catching Fire--a film BoxOffice.com forecasts a $168 million debut weekend for--until November 22, but the highly-anticipated sequel is already enticing fans to grab tickets early via Fandango. The ticketing site reports that Catching Fire is off to an excellent start.
The official release from Fandango:
(LOS ANGELES - October 2, 2013) - Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, reports that fan fever is spreading for Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Despite the nearly two-month wait before the movie hits theaters on November 22nd, voracious The Hunger Games fans have been scooping up the tickets at www.fandango.com/catchingfire.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire tickets went on sale on October 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. PT, and by day's end, the highly-anticipated thriller saw the following achievements on Fandango:
· The Hunger Games: Catching Fire represented 70% of Tuesday's sales;
· The film outsold all current releases by 8 to 1;
· The film is already outpacing Fandango's presales of all previous wide releases 50 days before release date.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was voted by filmgoers as Fandango's most anticipated movie of the year," says Paul Yanover, President of Fandango, "and the excitement is certainly reflected by Fandango's amazing first-day ticket sales for the film."
As an added bonus for The Hunger Games fans, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ticket purchasers on Fandango are receiving a free download of Phantogram's "Lights," a track from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack. In addition, Fandango's ticket-buyers will be automatically entered into Fandango's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Sweepstakes where they will have the opportunity to win a free HD movie download of The Hunger Games on Amazon Instant Video, a pair of Fandango movie tickets, and the Grand Prize, which will take one lucky winner and a guest to the island of O'ahu, Hawaii, where scenes from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were filmed. See Official Rules for complete details.