UPDATE: ‘Incredibles 2’ Becomes Fandango’s Biggest Animated Pre-Seller of All-Time

June 14: Fandango’s official update:

LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2018) – With several hours to go before it opens tonight, Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” has already broken the record for Fandango’s top animated presales in the company’s 18-year history.

The new list of top five animated films, in terms of highest advance tickets sold on Fandango, is as follows:

  1. “Incredibles 2” (2018)
  2. “Finding Dory”  (2016)
  3. “Minions” (2015)
  4. “The Secret Life of Pets” (2016)
  5. “Despicable Me 3” (2017)

“Incredibles 2” is super-powerful at the top of Fandango’s movie buzz index, Fanticipation, with a positively heroic 99 out of 100 points and leading all Fandango weekend sales. “Incredibles 2” was also voted as the summer’s most anticipated family film in a recent Fandango summer movie poll.

In a Fandango survey of over 1,000 “Incredibles 2” moviegoers:

  • 87% say they are fans of director Brad Bird (“The Iron Giant,” “Ratatouille”).
  • 85% have seen “The Incredibles” more than once, and 60% of them have seen it more than four times.
  • 75% saw the first “Incredibles” on the big screen back in 2004.
  • 74% are particularly excited to see Samuel L. Jackson return as Frozone.

“‘Incredibles 2’ is making history as our top animated preseller of all time,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Fans have been waiting a long time for the return of one of our favorite screen families, and the latest Pixar offering is primed for heavy repeat business throughout the summer.”

Fans purchasing Fandango tickets to the film can receive a Fandango FanShop poster of the “Incredibles” family, available here while supplies last.

Fandango FanShop is also offering a curated selection of “Incredibles 2” gear and collectibles, including Elastigirl’s “Incredible Mom” and “Stretch to My Limits” t-shirts, Edna Mode’s “It’s My Way or the Runway” t-shirt, and Funko Pop! figures of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Frozone, Dash, Jack-Jack, the Underminer, and others.

About Fandango

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.

About 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. 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.

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June 7: Their official press release:

LOS ANGELES (June 7, 2018) – Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” voted #1 most anticipated family movie of 2018 in a Fandango moviegoer survey, is now strutting its pre-sales super powers on Fandango.  Busting into theaters on June 15, “Incredibles 2” is on pace to become Fandango’s biggest animated pre-seller of all time and one of the summer’s biggest hits.

The film is out-pacing the current animated pre-sales record-holder on Fandango “Finding Dory,” at the same point in the sales cycle, along with other summer blockbusters from the past two years, including “Wonder Woman,” “Spider-man Homecoming,” and “Suicide Squad.”

“Fans have been waiting over a decade to see the return of Pixar’s most beloved heroic family, and those years of anticipation are leading to record-breaking advance ticket sales for ‘Incredibles 2’,” said Erik Davis, Fandango managing editor. “The film is already receiving terrific early buzz, and with summer vacation in full swing for many kids, ‘Incredibles 2’ is poised to become one of season’s biggest hits.”

Fans who buy tickets for “Incredibles 2” on Fandango can choose one of two complimentary* movie posters (including an exclusive “Silhouette” poster of the Supers) as a gift with purchasefrom Fandango FanShop, while supplies last.

Fandango FanShop is also offering a curated selection of “Incredibles 2” gear and collectibles, including Elastigirl’s “Incredible Mom” and “Stretch to My Limits” t-shirts, Edna Mode’s “It’s My Way or the Runway” t-shirt, and Funko Pop! figures of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Frozone, Dash, Jack-Jack, the Underminer, and others.

About Fandango

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.

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Shawn Robbins

4 Comments

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    DangerS June 08, 2018

    This one is opening over $150 million. The buzz is very strong and it’s only going to get stronger from now on. It will likely become the biggest animated film yet, at least domestically.

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      Orlando June 08, 2018

      That’s not out of the question. “Finding Dory” is the current animated title holder with a $486 domestic gross. I’ve been thinking for a while “Incredibles 2” will be the third highest grossing domestic film this year. It’s the only film left this year that i see with a realistic shot of reaching $500 million domestic.

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        Jose June 09, 2018

        Jurrasoc world will gross over $500 mil

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          TTVOMJ June 14, 2018

          No it wont:( just saw it..cant explain the hole they must have dug/inhabited while they wrote this..TTVOMJ

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