Today we have a couple of Twilight Saga news items – but unfortunately it’s a good news/bad news kind of situation. Advanced tickets go on sale for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soon, while the fourth movie, Breaking Dawn, is reportedly being held up by money-hungry cast members.
Eclipse Early Ticket Sales
The Hollywood Reporter has the news that two major online ticket retailers, Fandango and Movie Tickets, will begin selling tickets for Eclipse six weeks in advance, employing a similar technique as Warner Bros. with its Sex and the City 2 (another movie that will have a largely female audience).
Although websites for major theater chains will link to Fandango and Movie Tickets, ticket selling at actual theaters won’t begin until a lot closer to the release of Eclipse at the end of June. The reason Eclipse advance tickets are being sold so soon is partly in response to a poll on Fandango‘s website, which revealed that 36% of 14,000 responses (that’s 5,040 for you non-math whizzes ) named Eclipse as their most anticipated summer movie.
A Fandango spokesman, Harry Medved, had this to say:
“The latest trailer has gotten great buzz among the fan sites as there’s clearly a lot more fast-paced action this time around… There’s also great curiosity about seeing some of ‘The Twilight Saga’s’ new characters coming to life on the big screen for the first time.”
Many people around the blogosphere have been trying to predict which films are going to take top prize at the summer 2010 box office, with Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3 listed as early favorites. Will Eclipse beat out both of those films and rake in the most dough this summer? We’ll be keeping an eye on these advanced ticket sales for an early indication.
Advance tickets go on sale for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at Fandango and Movie Tickets on Thursday, May 13th at midnight. The movie itself hits theaters on June 30th, 2010. Will you be buying your tickets in advance?