Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Sells More Tickets Than Avengers Endgame In First Hour On Atom
Episode IX tickets are moving fast.
Alongside the release of a new trailer, advance tickets for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are on sale now, and unsurprisingly, the tickets are selling incredibly well. CNBC and Brandon Katz report that Rise of Skywalker sold more tickets through Atom Tickets in its first hour than Avengers: Endgame--a record-breaking movie at the box office--did earlier this year. In fact, The Rise of Skywalker shifted 45 percent more tickets, Katz said.
This sets a new first-hour record for Atom. The other highest-sellers in the first hour on Atom are Avengers: Infinity War and two other Star Wars movies: The Last Jedi and Rogue One.
This data may not be perfect, as people are pointing out that the demand was so high for Endgame that it crashed ticketing sites. (AMC, for instance, appeared to have a new queue system in place this time around.) Whatever the case, it's clear there is also a huge amount of interest in The Rise of Skywalker.
To date, #StaWars: #TheRiseofSkywalker has sold 45% more tickets on @atomtickets in the first hour of pre-sales than #AvengersEndgame did earlier this year. The first hour of pre-sales for SKYWALKER sets a new record for Atom Tickets.— Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) October 22, 2019
You can buy advance tickets for The Rise of Skywalker at movie theatres and ticket-sellers around the world. In addition to standard tickets, a number of theatres are offering special events like a marathon of all nine movies and more.
Go to the Star Wars website to see a full rundown of what the various movie theatre chains and ticket-sellers are offering for The Rise of Skywalker.
A new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker premiered this evening during Monday Night Football. The film arrives in theatres on December 20.
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