Magazine article Screen International

Hunger Games Advance Ticket Sales Close to Twilight, Clash in UK

Magazine article Screen International

Hunger Games Advance Ticket Sales Close to Twilight, Clash in UK

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EXCLUSIVE: Cineworld reports around 22,000 advance ticket sales for Lionsgate blockbuster; exhibitors upbeat but not bowled over ahead of film's first previews tonight [22].

Lionsgate's blockbuster The Hunger Games could be on course for a similar first weekend to Twilight in the UK, with exhibitors generally upbeat but not bowled over by the film's advance ticket sales.

A Vue executive said the film's advance ticket sales were tracking "as well as the first Twilight" while a Cineworld analyst said the exhibitor had pre-sold around 22,000 tickets for screenings tonight and across the weekend, a number similar to its sales for 2010 blockbuster Clash of the Titans - which had one preview night and went on to gross £5.7m on its first weekend and £20m total, but was aided by significant 3D uplift. …

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