Upcoming thriller “Hunger Games” sets 12-year record at Fandango.com
The upcoming Lionsgate thriller has surpassed the third installment in the hugely successful "Twilight" movie series in first-day ticket sales, surpassing the record set by 2010's "Eclipse" on movie-ticket site Fandango.com.
It remains to be seen whether the movie, which is based on Suzanne Collins' series of young-adult novels, can sustain the momentum, but as of now "The Hunger Games" has posted the highest first-day advance sales in Fandango's 12-year history.
Advance tickets for "Hunger Games," which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, went on sale Wednesday at Fandango and MovieTickets.com. The film is still a month from its March 23 release date.
According to Fandango, "The Hunger Games" has already sold out "hundreds of showtimes."
"'The Hunger Games’ is off to a fantastic start,” Fandango's executive vice president and general manager Rick Butler said in a statement, deeming the movie's performance "especially impressive for a March release and a non-sequel.”
MovieTickets.com has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for information on advance ticket sales of "The Hunger Games."