LOS ANGELES – April 9, 2015 – According to Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, “Furious 7” is racing to a record-setting second weekend at the box office. The blockbuster hit tops Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz indicator for the second week in a row with a fast-paced 92 out of 100 points – and on Fandango, it’s outselling all other previous April releases in their second weekends.
According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 “Furious 7” moviegoers, 86% planned to see the movie more than once, while 91% are already looking forward to future installments in the franchise.
“‘Furious 7’ is the ultimate party movie, one that fans want to see again and again,” says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. “‘Based on recent Fandango moviegoer survey results, we expect to see heavy repeat viewing of ‘Furious 7′ throughout the weekend.”
On Fandango’s movie recommendation show, “Weekend Ticket,” host Dave Karger interviews Scott Eastwood, the star of this weekend’s major studio release, Nicholas Sparks’ “The Longest Ride,” and asks him about his bull-riding techniques and his all-time favorite movie romance (he picks “The Bridges of Madison County” starring and directed by his dad, Clint Eastwood). The full episode can be viewed at http://www.fandango.com/WeekendTicket.
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.