The company’s press release follows:
LOS ANGELES – June 16, 2016 – “Finding Dory” is making a splash in advance ticket sales, currently pacing as Fandango’s top pre-selling animated movie of all time, outselling the previous record-holder, “Minions,” at the same point in the sales cycle. “Dory” is leading all Father’s Day Weekend sales, finding a home at the top of Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz indicator with an unforgettable 98 out of 100 points.
“’Dory’ is Pixar’s strongest sequel since ‘Toy Story 3,’ and with so much love for the original film, it’s no wonder that ‘Dory’ is Fandango’s biggest animated pre-seller ever,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “It will be a busy weekend at the multiplex, as moviegoers will also flock to ‘Central Intelligence,’ a buddy action comedy that will appeal to fans of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.”
To celebrate the release of ‘Dory,’ Fandango is showcasing an epic video mashup entitled “The Ultimate ‘Finding Dory’ Franchise Trailer’” here.
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. Fandango is the nation’s leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 49 million unique visitors per month.*
*According to comScore.