Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen doesn't open till next week (June 24th), but as of this morning, the film already represents 45% of ticket sales on Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination.
The film is currently outpacing this summer's Star Trek movie and the original Transformers in advance ticket sales on Fandango at the same point in those films' sales cycles (one week before release date).
"For nearly two years - since the last TransformersTransformers opened - this new movie has been one of the most highly-anticipated films among fans on our site," says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango. "Tickets for the new Transformers are already selling fast, so moviegoers should plan on buying their tickets in advance, as many showtimes are certain to sell out next week."
Fandango has surveyed nearly 2,000 moviegoers planning to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Among the findings:
- 88% of respondents said they are fans of director Michael Bay; 66% of them picked Transformers as their favorite Bay film.
- - 77% of respondents say they were fans of Transformers when they were kids; 68% of those fans watched the cartoon series, while 61% played with the toys.
- - 45% picked Optimus Prime as their favorite Transformer; 21% picked Bumblebee; 4% picked Megatron.
- - 62% of respondents are 18-34 years old; 63% are male.
In a separate survey on Fandango, 36% of moviegoers picked Transformers star Megan Fox as the sexiest female star of the summer. For the complete list of moviegoer picks for "The Top 10 Sexiest Summer Stars."