As each movie chain in various area of the USA and the world put their tickets for New Moon online, one thing happens…you guessed it…they sell out.
According to the LA Times:
“Online ticket sellers MovieTickets and Fandango report that the follow-up to last year’s hit from Summit Entertainment, which sold $191.5 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada, is selling out screenings earlier than any other movie to date.
“New Moon” has sold out 50 showtimes of nearly 22,000 offered on Fandango and 13 showtimes of 2,912 offered on MovieTickets. Most of the sold-out shows are at or around midnight Nov. 20, when the movie debuts.”
This will be interesting to see if New Moon breaks the total set by Twilight. Conventional wisdom in Hollywood would suggest that sequels don’t do as well as originals. There’s one thing we’ve learned in three years of covering Twilight—forget conventional wisdom, it almost never applies here!