‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ First-Day Advance Ticket Sales Huge

Presales for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” made up 70 percent of online ticket broker Fandango’s business Tuesday, the first day tickets to Lionsgate’s blockbuster sequel became available.

The online ticket broker said Wednesday morning that the film  and was ahead of all current releases by an 8-1 margin were outpacing pre-sales of all previous wide releases 50 days before release .

Movietickets.com reported a similar sales surge Wednesday, with “Catching Fire” advance sales accounting for 52 percent of all tickets sold.




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