Here is the most up-to-date sales info regarding Batman: The Dark Knight:
7PM: With two hours still to go until the clock strikes midnight ET, Dark Knight has reached MovieTickets.com’s Top-5 Pre-sale List of All-Time:
1. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
4. Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
5. The Dark Knight
5 PM: Fandango, the nation’s leading movie ticket sellers, says it appears to be selling between 9 and 10 tickets per second for the pic. More than 2,000 sold-out showtimes. Add that to MovieTickets.com’s 1,600 and you’ve got close to 4,000 sell-outs performances! I’m told 1,700 of the sell-outs are for showtimes between 12:01 AM and 8:00AM Friday. Even the number of locations in North America where the comic book caper will be playing — 4,366 — is an Industry record. There are sold-out shows through the weekend from Washington D.C. to Puyallup, Washington, and in towns like Bozeman, Montana and Fitchburg, Wisconsin. I can report that 6:00AM shows are scheduled in big cities and small, from San Diego to Hazelwood, Missouri, and Tigard, Oregon, etc.
As of 5PM, Dark Knight is No. 8 on MovieTickets.com’s Top-10 Pre-Sale List of All-Time, which includes IMAX ticket sales. And it should move up a couple spots by midnight, if not more.
Fandango COO Rick Butler says: “Friday is pacing to be our biggest ticket-selling day in company history. It’s very possible that we’ll break our hourly ticketing record by tomorrow morning.” Currently, Dark Knight represents 94% of ticket sales on Fandango.com, the nation’s leading movie ticketing destination.
As of 9AM today, MovieTickets.com already has over 1,600 performances sold out in North America, including over 300 in LA and NY alone.
As of 10AM today, Dark Knight is currently No. 9 on MovieTickets.com’s Top-10 Pre-Sale List of All-Time, which includes IMAX ticket sales. It’s currently ahead of two Spider-Man blockbusters (Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man 2), three Harry Potter films (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
Dark Knight snagged 88% of tickets sold on MovieTickets.com Wednesday. As of 9AM, it has accounted for 87% of all tickets sold today.