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The Hobbit Reaches #1 in Online Ticket Sales, Has Probably Already Made More Money Than You Do in a Year


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is already doing pretty well for itself at the box office. Last Wednesday, the first day tickets went on sale, the film grabbed a third of all Fandango ticket sales, handily beating Skyfall (out today) and previous number one Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (out next week).

You can make the point that there’s not too much competition on a Wednesday, and also that of course The Hobbit will grab the #1 spot on the first day tickets for it are on sale. You’d be right. But it’s still in the #3 spot today, despite the fact that it’s not coming out for over a month. And anyway, you’re missing the point. The Hobbit is a force to be reckoned with. Respect The Hobbit!

(via: Deadline)

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  • http://twitter.com/Selkiechick Selkiechick

    Do advance ticket sales count toward opening day/opening weekend ticket sales?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashe.samuels Ashe P. Samuels

    Shit, I need to get some tickets!

  • http://twitter.com/rockinlibrarian Amy M Weir

    I wish I knew when exactly I’m going to be able to go to that. I feel like it’s not RIGHT that I’m not one of the thousands of people preordering. *dang babysitting*

  • http://twitter.com/GeekFurious GeekFurious

    Yes. The only thing that doesn’t count is special early screenings.

  • Carmen Sandiego

    Thanks for this! I was delaying buying my midnight showing tickets and now I can make sure to get them before my theater sells out.