After earning a whopping 13 Academy Award nominations yesterday, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” is seeing a big surge in ticket sales on Fandango, according to data from the movie website.
Yesterday, TheWrap noted in its Oscar box office analysis that “Shape of Water”‘s high nomination count, combined with its late wide release on Christmas weekend, gave it a good chance for a big bump to its $30 million box office total. Fandango is now showing that a great weekend may be in store for Guillermo Del Toro’s romance, as sales for the film jumped 241 percent on Tuesday compared to Monday. Searchlight is taking advantage of the new publicity, giving the film its widest expansion yet with 1,803 screens.
Also getting a noticeable boost on Fandango are A24’s “Lady Bird” and Searchlight’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which saw respective jumps of 102 and 100 percent on Tuesday. “Three Billboards” has grossed $32.2 million so far, with $1.9 million grossed from 954 screens in its eighth weekend, with an expansion to 1,425 screens planned. “Lady Bird,” meanwhile, has grossed $40 million with over $1 million grossed every weekend since its second weekend. It is currently screening in 675 locations.
Two other films looking for a boost are “Call Me By Your Name” and “Phantom Thread” both of which released and expanded within the past month. They ranked third and fourth on Fandango’s charts, with “CMBYN” earning a 56 percent boost and “Phantom Thread” earning a 69 percent boost.
Meanwhile, Universal/Blumhouse’s “Get Out” may be well past the end of its theatrical run, but it has seen its sales on Fandango’s streaming website FandangoNOW jump by 114 percent. Universal will put Jordan Peele’s horror film back in theaters in limited re-release this weekend, with AMC planning to release the film in many of their 660 locations.