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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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Friday
Sep142012

Advance Tickets for Final "Twilight" Film Go On Sale Oct. 1

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(NEW YORK) -- Twi-hards probably can't wait until the month is over.  That's because on Oct. 1, at midnight Eastern time, Fandango will begin selling advance tickets for the final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn: Part 2.

Advance tickets for the previously-announced Nov. 15 Twilight marathon, featuring screenings of all of the films in the series in select theaters, will also go on sale on that date.

Fandango.com is currently hosting a contest for a trip to the world premiere of Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 in Los Angeles.  More info is available at Fandango.com/Sweepstakes/TwilightPremiere.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 opens on Nov. 16.

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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.

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Monday
Mar282011

Reports of Rihanna's Poor Ticket Sales Inaccurate, Says Promoter

Island Def Jam(NEW YORK) -- Last week, Rihanna came under fire when the New York Post reported that she was having so much trouble selling tickets to her upcoming Loud tour that several shows were in danger of cancellation, and that she was being advised to downscale the tour.  Now, Iriving Azoff, chairman of the tour's promoter, Live Nation, told writer Bob Lefsetz's blog that those reports were inaccurate and that the tour is doing just fine.

According to Azoff, 64 percent of the tickets for Rihanna's North American shows are already sold, even though the tour doesn't begin until June.  In fact, says Azoff, tickets are selling at the rate of 700 per day.  Azoff also disputes reports that only 3,700 tickets have been sold for her Boston concert -- he says 5,800 have been sold, and projections show that 90 percent of available tickets will have been sold by the time the show takes place four months from now.   Additionally, a source tells Billboard that R&B shows are historically "late-selling," which means fans tend to wait until the last minute to purchase their tickets.

Rihanna has already sold out 56 arena dates in Europe, and on Friday, tickets for her ninth show at London's O2 arena sold out.  The North American leg of the Loud tour kicks off June 4 in Baltimore with opening acts Cee Lo Green and J. Cole.

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