‘Pitch Perfect 2' Encores in Second Place and ‘Poltergeist' Scares Up New Moviegoers
LOS ANGELES - May 21, 2015 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month*, "Tomorrowland" is taking off as the weekend's #1 ticket-seller, scoring 88 out of 100 points on Fanticipation, Fandango's movie buzz indicator. "Pitch Perfect 2" in its second weekend and the new "Poltergeist" follow closely at 85 and 82 points, respectively.
"Moviegoers hungry for futuristic family adventure can't wait to see how director Brad Bird has brought Walt Disney's sci-fi inspired utopian visions to the big screen," said Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "'Pitch Perfect 2' and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road' are still registering high marks with fans, and the new ‘Poltergeist' reboot is scaring up early summer chills."
On Fandango's movie recommendation show, "Weekend Ticket," Karger interviews "Tomorrowland" star George Clooney. "You turn on the TV every day and the news is brutal," Clooney tells Karger, "so it was fun to do something that was positive and not apocalyptic." The full episode can be found at http://www.fandango.com/WeekendTicket.
To celebrate the release of "Tomorrowland," Fandango Movieclips has unveiled its "Ultimate George Clooney Mashup" and "The Ultimate ‘Tomorrowland' Trailer." Spotlighting the new "Poltergeist" movie, Fandango debuted an infographic detailing the glorious history of Horror Films - Original vs. Remake and "13 Things You Didn't Know About the Original ‘Poltergeist'."
About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.
*According to comScore