The official press release:
LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2015 – According to Fandango, the nation’s leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month*, two raucous R-rated comedies, “Spy” and “Entourage,” are the top two weekend ticket-sellers with 83 and 79 points out of 100 points respectively, on Fanticipation, Fandango’s movie buzz indicator.
“‘Spy’ and ‘Entourage’ are working their magic with adult moviegoers seeking their summer comedy fix,” says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. “‘Spy’ is appealing to Melissa McCarthy fans and action junkies looking for a fun espionage caper, while ‘Entourage’ is calling up fans looking to toast the long-awaited film version of the HBO series. With their summer party spirit, both films are over-performing in ticket sales on Fandango, especially at dine-in theaters.”
According to a survey of more than 1,000 “Spy” moviegoers on Fandango:
* 91% are excited to see a comedic action-adventure with a female lead;
* 88% are Melissa McCarthy fans;
* 82% would be interested in seeing a series of “Spy” films starring McCarthy;
* 72% are fans of director Paul Feig’s previous films;
* 70% are looking forward to seeing action star Jason Statham in a surprisingly comedic role.
According to a survey of more than 1,000 “Entourage” moviegoers on Fandango:
*92% are fans of the HBO series;
*91% are in the mood for a guy-centric R-rated comedy;
*90% are looking forward to the film’s many A-list celebrity cameos;
*90% are fans of “Entourage” co-producer Mark Wahlberg;
*67% picked Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) as the “Entourage” character they’re most excited to see on the big screen.
To celebrate the release of “Entourage,” Fandango Movieclips is hosting “The Essential L.A. Movie Mashup” and for “Spy,” Fandango offers lessons on “How to Be a SuperSpy According to the Movies.”
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.