Record numbers of online ticket sales

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 5, 2007 at 8:00 am

Not only are more movie tickets being sold this summer but a higher percentage of those are being sold online than ever before.

Moviegoers are logging online more than ever to reserve a place in line for movie tickets, according to a study conducted by (, the world’s most powerful online movie ticketing provider. experienced an astounding 31% increase in overall online ticket sales for the first half of 2007(1) compared to the same time period in 2006, while overall box office receipts increased by nearly 3%(2).

“Clearly online movie ticketing has become an integral part of consumers' lifestyles. Planning ahead and committing to the in-theater experience has gone from a ‘want’ to a ‘need’ in many parts of the country,” said Joel Cohen Executive Vice President and General Manager “And while e- commerce proliferation is a factor in our striking sales growth, we know that moviegoers are responding more and more to studio marketing campaigns to not only reserve their ticket for a must-see opening weekend film, but for all of their movie ticket buying.”

Maybe people are starting to treat moviegoing as more of an event than before?

Read the full story at CNN Money.

Comments (5)

scorpio1949 on July 5, 2007 at 1:26 pm

The online ticketing thing is great. I am sure it has helped increase box office, BUT I also think there are better films out there this summer season. I am an avid movie fan and last years film offerings were abysmal to say the least. The movies studios have got to realize they have to make better quality pictures and please don’t rehash 8 year old movies and repackage them. Give us films that feature a good plot not just one special effect after another with no plot. We will come and will buy lots of tickets!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 6, 2007 at 2:32 am

Although I have seen the box office numbers I have failed to find any good movies.

So far I have seen only convoluted and incomprehensible CGI sequels (SHREK, PIRATES, FANTASTIC, SPIDER), yet another boring all-star remake of the awful OCEANS 11, and two romantic comedies about unwanted pregnancies caused by excessive alcohol consumption (KNOCKED UP, WAITRESS).

Although adorable in real life, when did casual unsafe drunk sex become acceptable behavior for a movie heroine?

Can you recommend any English language good movies this summer that made any money?

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on July 6, 2007 at 7:19 pm

Black book was very good .. i liked MR. BROOKS ALSO..

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on July 6, 2007 at 7:22 pm

Al if you see Steve W tell him i bought a theater will announce it here on July 25th….

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 7, 2007 at 2:47 am

Great news! Will do.

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