"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" raced to the top of the sales charts on its first day of availability at online ticket seller Fandango.
With 33 percent of the total sales on Fandango Wednesday, it knocked "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" out of the number one spot it has held since October 1, when those tickets first went on sale. Tickets to the "Twilght" finale accounted for 28 percent of those sold, putting it in third.
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"Skyfall," the James Bond movie opening on Friday was No. 2, with 31 percent of the tickets sold Wednesday.
Warner Bros. will open Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in theaters on Dec. 14.
Summit Entertainment will open "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2," starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, on Friday, Nov. 16. Fandango has already said “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” is the most anticipated movie of the fall, according to an online survey.
Tickets for all three films also are available at MovieTickets.com.