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Avatar Advance Ticket Sales Skyrocket

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 16, 2009 at 7:53AM

The first Avatar show this Thursday at midnight is already selling out across the country, and currently accounts for 70% of all ticket sales this week at MovieTickets.com, which reports 350 sold out “Avatar” performances: Ticket Buyers· 78% of “Avatar” ticket buyers at MovieTickets.com are male
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Thompson on Hollywood

The first Avatar show this Thursday at midnight is already selling out across the country, and currently accounts for 70% of all ticket sales this week at MovieTickets.com, which reports 350 sold out “Avatar” performances:


Ticket Buyers
· 78% of “Avatar” ticket buyers at MovieTickets.com are male

3D vs. 2D
· 89% of all “Avatar” ticket sales at MovieTickets.com are for 3-D or IMAX 3-D screenings

This article is related to: Exhibition, Box Office, Directors, Franchises, Genres, Winter, James Cameron, Avatar, Sci-fi


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.