LOS ANGELES – July 15, 2015 – According to Fandango, the nation’s leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month*, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” (in its opening week) and “Minions” (in its second week) are running neck and neck in Fandango’s weekend ticket sales and on the company’s Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, scoring 90 and 89 out of 100 points, respectively. The new R-rated comedy, “Trainwreck,” is also on a fast track with 81 points.
“Movie audiences of all ages have something to look forward to at the multiplexes this weekend,” says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. “Following its phenomenal debut, ‘Minions’ will continue to draw a mass audience, while ‘Ant-Man’ will appeal to super-hero loving fans. Then there’s ‘Trainwreck,’ which is clearly for adults only but works equally well as a raunchy comedy and a date movie.”
According to a survey of more than 1,000 “Trainwreck” moviegoers:
92% are in the mood for a female-driven R-rated comedy;
81% are excited to see Amy Schumer as a female lead in a romantic comedy;
80% say they are big fans of director Judd Apatow’s work;
72% are looking forward to see LeBron James in a supporting role;
57% plan to see the movie with a significant other or date.
To celebrate the release of “Ant-Man,” Fandango Movieclips is launching “The Top 10 Paul Rudd Movie Moments,” from “Clueless” to “Anchorman” to “Ant-Man” at http://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/top10paulruddmoments-trailer/160348?autoplay=true&mpxId=2671460686, while Fandango is showcasing original fan art depicting Ant-Man vs. Yellowjacket at http://www.fandango.com/movie-news/exclusive-artwork-antman-vs-yellowjacket-749499.
About Fandango’s Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango’s movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango’s advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.