BOCA RATON, Fla.
Nov. 18, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com (
), the leading global provider of advance movie ticketing, reports that Summit Entertainment's
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
has made it in to the Top Five of the company's highest pre-selling films of all time, ranking fifth ahead of
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
. In anticipation of the increased sales for the film's release, MovieTickets.com grew its theatre chain group count to 244 this week, which together operate over 17,400 movie screens.
, CEO of MovieTickets.com, stated, "The success of
The Twilight Saga
and the trends we saw from advance ticket sales of the most recent film is phenomenal. The fans who have supported this franchise from the beginning show no signs of walking away from what we know will continue to be a record-breaking movie going event."
See below for the new list of MovieTickets.com's Top 10 all-time online pre-sellers, which now includes the three most recent films from
The Twilight Saga
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon
- Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- The Dark Knight
), the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, offers moviegoers a quick and convenient way to purchase tickets, while serving as a top destination for movie news, reviews and trailers. The Company currently enables consumers across 17 countries/territories, including
the United States
to buy movie tickets online, from any mobile device or by phone at 877-789-MOVIE. Formed in 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp. (NASDAQ: HOLL), National Amusements, Cineplex Entertainment, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and Time Warner. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents more than 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in
on any given weekend. The MovieTickets.com theater chain group includes 244 theater chains, which is about 10 times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.