It’s 20th Century Fox vs 20th Century Fox. So reports big online ticketseller Fandango as of 11 AM PT. James Cameron’s Avatar continues to be a strong seller on Fandango (and 32% of Avatar filmgoers surveyed on the site say they’ll see it more than once). But Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is actually outselling the sci-fi epic in ticket sales today when it opens. Avatar is going into its 2nd weekend Friday. Also today Paramount’s Up In The Air is opening wide. Fandango says The Squeakquel has turned out to be Fandango’s top family pre-seller of 2009. Its advance ticket sales were greater than advance ticket sales for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Up, and The Princess and the Frog.
Overall, here’s the order:
1. Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (52%)
2. Avatar (33%)
3. Sherlock Holmes (5%)
4. Up In The Air (2%)
5. The Princess And The Frog (2%)
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