Fandango: ‘Christopher Robin’ Outpacing ‘Peter Rabbit’ As ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Trends Above ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ In Pre-Sales
Their official press release:
LOS ANGELES (August 1, 2018) – “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (in its second weekend of release) and newcomer “Disney’s Christopher Robin” (starring Ewan McGregor in the title role) are ruling Fandango’s weekend ticket sales and Fanticipation movie buzz index, garnering 83 and 82 points out of 100 Fanticipation points, respectively.
“Disney’s Christopher Robin” is outpacing “Peter Rabbit,” while the Mila Kunis-Kate McKinnon action-comedy, “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” is outpacing last August’s action-comedy, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers planning to see “Christopher Robin”:
- 97% are excited to see Disney’s first live-action version of A. A. Milne’s beloved characters.
- 93% hope movies like this can help bring back childhood fun into adult lives.
- 83% identify themselves as Ewan McGregor fans.
“Hailed as one of the best action movies in a long time, ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ looks to continue its domination of the box office this weekend,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Families looking to escape the dog days of summer will find a cheery and soulful adventure with ‘Disney’s Christopher Robin,’ reuniting movie fans of all ages with their favorite Winnie the Pooh characters, who this time are tasked with rescuing an adult Christopher Robin.”
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore, with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than 30,000 U.S. screens, trailers and original video, home entertainment and fan merchandise. Its portfolio features leading online ticketers Fandango, MovieTickets.com and Flixster; world-renown movie review site Rotten Tomatoes; and Movieclips, the #1 movie trailers and content channel on YouTube. Fandango’s movie discovery and ticketing innovations can also be found on mobile, social, AI and voice platforms from Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, and others. Fandango’s video on-demand service, FandangoNOW offers new release and catalog movies and next-day TV shows to more than 200 million connected, over-the-top (OTT) and mobile devices, while Fandango FanShop curates unique and exclusive fan gear and collectibles. In Latin America, the company operates leading online ticketers Ingresso.com and Fandango Latin America.
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. Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, reaching more than 60 million unique visitors per month across its portfolio of digital properties, according to comScore.