LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today that new company ticketing records were set by Walt Disney Pictures' Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert in Disney Digital 3D, which enjoyed a projected weekend box office of $29 million*.
Hannah Montana 3D is making history across the board:
-- Fandango sold more than $9 million of the film's projected $29 million opening weekend box office, or more than 30% of Hannah Montana 3D ticket sales, shattering Fandango's previous records.
-- Hannah is Fandango's top advance ticket-seller for a February opening (the previous record-holder was 2004's The Passion of The Christ).
-- Hannah now ranks as Fandango's fifth biggest advance ticket-seller in company history. Rounding out Fandango's all-time top five are:
1. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith;
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire;
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix;
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
-- Hannah is Fandango's top-selling concert movie in the company's seven- year history. -- Hannah has been the top-selling title on Fandango since tickets went on sale on Dec. 1, 2007.
-- January 2008 is now the second most heavily-trafficked month in Fandango history** (the record belongs to July 2007, when Transformers and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opened).
"Hannah Montana 3D 's advance ticket sales have been truly extraordinary," says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango. "Disney's marketing and distribution teams, along with our theater partners, have done a sensational job in creating awareness and building momentum for this exceptional event. We look forward to working with our partners to bring more unique moviegoing experiences like Hannah to the general public in the future."
* Studio estimates.
** Internally-sourced traffic.