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Wednesday
Nov072012

Advance Tickets for "The Hobbit" Go On Sale Wednesday

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK)-- The time has arrived for fans of The Lord of the Rings to reserve their tickets for its prequel.  Advance tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey go on sale Wednesday at noon Eastern time.

Fandango is one of the outlets through which you can pick up tickets.  Harry Medved with Fandango says The Hobbit will likely rank as one of the top advance sellers of the year, alongside The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, Marvel's The Avengers and the upcoming Twilight film, Breaking Dawn -- Part 2.

Medved is certain that The Hobbit will clean up at the box office when it premieres next month.

He says, "The Hobbit has all of December to itself, I think that's no question about it going to be the biggest movie of the December season."

Medved notes that six different versions of The Hobbit, the first of three films in a planned trilogy, will be released, including IMAX, IMAX 3D, and plain old 3D.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens Dec. 14.

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Wednesday
Jul182012

Ticket Prices Soar for "The Dark Knight Rises"

Warner Bros. Pictures/TM and © DC Comics/Ron Phillips(NEW YORK) -- The Dark Knight isn’t the only thing that’s rising this week; so are ticket prices to see the new Batman flick, which debuts this Friday, July 20.

With midnight showings and IMAX screenings of The Dark Knight Rises selling out in various markets weeks and often months ago, many fans are turning to Craigslist and eBay, and paying big bucks for tickets.

An eBay seller in Los Angeles is asking $125 a ticket while another in Council Bluffs, Iowa, wants $140.  Another eBay seller in L.A. is offering two tickets to a 7 p.m. Dark Knight screening for $300.

Still, the majority of people are selling tickets for mostly regular screenings in the still-overpriced $25 to $40 range.

It may be a good idea to check with your local theatre before shelling out big bucks for the flick. A Craigslist seller in New York City is asking $100 a ticket for a midnight screening, but the AMC Theatre location in Times Square as of Tuesday still had seats available for a 12:07 a.m. show.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jul142011

Final 'Harry Potter' Movie Breaks Records before Opening Day

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(NEW YORK) -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has already broken several records ahead of the series finale's nationwide opening in theaters on Friday.

Advance ticket sales have reached a new pre-opening record of more than $32 million.  Many midnight and first-day show times are already sold out across the country.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be showing on more than 11,000 screens in 4,375 locations, which is a record for the Harry Potter series.  In addition, more than 3,800 locations will be opening the film at midnight on Thursday night.

The film is also being released on 274 IMAX screens nationwide, which smashes another industry record.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Mar282011

Report: Charlie Sheen’s Tour Not Winning Over Fans

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen's upcoming Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option 21-city tour kicks off April 2, but a report by CNBC indicates there are still plenty of tickets available at many venues and that the shows are by no means sold out, as has been previously claimed.  The report says many tickets are on sale for less than face value because they were purchased by secondary sellers who are now bleeding "tiger blood" on their investment.

CNBC says Sheen’s opening night venue, the Fox Theater in Detroit, only holds 5,049 people, but a check of StubHub found 1,449 tickets available on that website alone for the show.  Main floor tickets that were priced at $52 on Ticketmaster are listed at $35 on StubHub, $33 on NoFeesTickets.com and just $27 on BargainSeatsOnline.com.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Dec072010

First Shows of Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' Tour Sold Out in Minutes

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Country music star Taylor Swift is gearing up for her "Speak Now" tour, which begins Feb. 9, and so are her fans. 

As the first dates for the tour have gone on sale, concert-goers wasted no time guaranteeing their tickets.  Swift sold out two shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in two minutes, and sold out the 68,000 seat Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. in five minutes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As more sell-outs continued to follow, tour managers added additional shows to the tour schedule, which include two at the Staples Center on Aug. 27 and 28.  The tour will now run for 90 shows spanning 19 countries and begins in Singapore.

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