UPDATES Hollywood Thinks ‘New Moon’ Can Do ‘Iron Man’ Numbers

UPDATES Fandango: ‘New Moon’ #1 Advance Online Seller

Now MovieTickets.com says New Moon today became its No. 1 on its list of the Top 10 Advance Ticket Sellers of All Time. It unseated Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and film franchises including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings as it set a new record.  “New Moon has broken a record that has stood unchallenged for almost five years,” Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager, MovieTickets.com, said in a statement. “While this achievement is significant, it comes as little surprise considering the film’s dedicated fan base and the growing trend of purchasing advance tickets online for highly anticipated films such as the Twilight series.” As of 1:30 p.m. ET, New Moon accounts for 94% of all ticket sales at MovieTickets.com.