Big-Screen Concert Films Starring Celine Dion and Hannah Montana Selling Out on Fandango.com

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Filmed arts and entertainment events, in addition to feature films including I Am Legend in IMAX and Alvin and the Chipmunks, dominate this week’s ticket sales.

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Indicating a strong fan interest in seeing entertainment events on the big screen, two concert films are among the top ticket-sellers this weekend at Fandango (http://www.fandango.com), the nation’s leading moviegoer destination.

Celine Dion: A New Day –One Night Only is the exclusive big-screen version of Dion’s Las Vegas engagement (closing Sunday night after nearly five years of weekly shows). The concert experience plays at movie theaters on Monday night, December 17, for one show only. In many cities, the evening is already sold out.

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour in Disney Digital 3D (capturing the sold-out 54-city Hannah tour) plays for one week only, starting February 1, 2008, but advance tickets are already selling at a brisk pace.

“There’s an untapped audience hungry for a new form of entertainment at their neighborhood movie theaters,” says Rick Butler, COO of Fandango. “Fans are increasingly turning to Fandango and our theater partners as an alternative and more affordable way to see sold-out performances they otherwise could not attend.”

On the feature film front, Will Smith’s I Am Legend represents 58% of all Fandango weekly ticket sales. (Nearly 1/3 of Fandango’s Legend advance ticket sales are for IMAX screens.) Alvin and the Chipmunks is satisfying the craving for family entertainment this weekend, representing 14% of tickets.

Fandango Five – This Week’s Hottest Ticket Sales (as of 12/14/07 12:00 noon PT)

Movie, % Fandango Sales                                        
I Am Legend, 58%
Alvin and the Chipmunks, 14%
Hannah Montana, 11%
The Golden Compass, 3%
Celine Dion, 3%

About Fandango:
One of the Web’s top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 15,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, exclusive interviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at http://www.fandango.com , 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com.

Fandango theater partners include the nation’s leading exhibitors: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, CineArts Theatres, Cinebarre, Cobb Theatres, Hollywood Theatres, IMAX, Kerasotes Theatres, Majestic Crest Theatre, Premiere Theatres, R/C Theatres, Wehrenberg Theatres and Winchester Theatres.

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