AMC Theaters Teams Up Again with MovieTickets.com, Adding It As An Online Ticketing Provider

By | Tuesday January 21, 2014 @ 9:55am PST

The addition of the No. 2 exhibition chain is a coup for MovieTickets.com — and a logical development following the settlement in November of the online ticketing company’s suit that charged AMC with a breach of contract when it went exclusively with Fandango.Read More »

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MovieTickets.com Launches ‘Movie Therapy’ For Indecisive Moviegoers

By | Wednesday December 11, 2013 @ 7:00am PST

movieticketsFind yourself in a quandary over which newly released film to see on opening weekend? Movietickets.com may have have the answer. The advance online ticket seller has launched a new weekly online video series for the indecisive moviegoer. Starring YouTube’s Taryn … Read More »

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Fandango Partner Carmike Cinemas Adds MovieTickets.com For Online Sales

By | Tuesday May 21, 2013 @ 7:01am PDT

This is curious: Carmike was a founding partner at Fandango, and last year the companies announced that they had extended their “multi-year strategic agreement.” But it appears that deal wasn’t exclusive — and Carmike wants another … Read More »

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‘Les Misérables’ #1 Advance Xmas Ticket

By | Wednesday December 19, 2012 @ 1:40pm PST

Both Fandango and MovieTickets are reporting huge advance online sales for Universal‘s Les Misérables. Fandango says it’s the #1 advance ticket-seller among all Christmas Day releases, surpassing previous record-holder Sherlock Holmes (2009) as well as the #1 advance ticket-seller among … Read More »

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‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2′ Online Presales Set For October 1

UPDATED: Fandango and MovieTickets.com are opening for business six weeks before the finale in Summit Entertainment‘s franchise is released — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters November 16. Advance tickets for … Read More »

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AMC Entertainment Responds To MovieTickets.com’s Double-Cross Charges

By | Wednesday July 11, 2012 @ 6:04pm PDT

AMC Entertainment passed up the opportunity to share its side of its dispute with MovieTickets.com  before we ran our in-depth account of the fascinating behind-the-scenes story on Monday. MovieTickets and its backers — Hollywood Media and … Read More »

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MovieTickets Vs. AMC: Did Theater Chain Pull A Double-Cross?

MovieTickets.com Lawsuit AMCEXCLUSIVE: It sure looks that way based on the eye-opening — and, up to now, undisclosed — stories of hardball gamesmanship that MovieTickets tells the Circuit Court in Palm Beach, Fla., in its breach of contract suit against AMC Entertainment.  The online ticketing company and its backers — ad and ticket sales company Hollywood Media, and Sumner Redstone‘s National Amusements — say in the second amended complaint filed last month that the No. 2 theater chain, a founding member, engaged in “unconscionable, unfair, and deceptive acts and practices.” They culminated in AMC’s decision in February to move its online business to Comcast-owned Fandango. The plaintiffs add that MovieTickets’ “current viability has been threatened” by AMC. But if they prevail, then AMC might have to return to the fold and pay as-yet unspecified damages. That could belie the claim by The New York Times and its followers in the trade press that the online ticket sales competition is already over, with Fandango the winner. Even though AMC switched sides, it noted in an SEC filing on Friday that it still owns 26.2% of MovieTickets.

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‘The Avengers’ U.S. Ticket Pre-Sales Bigger Than Previous Marvel Movies Combined

By | Thursday April 26, 2012 @ 8:54am PDT

Avengers Ticket SalesMore amazing stats for Marvel‘s The Avengers. MovieTickets.com reports that, with just over a week until the U.S. release,  the superhero actioner ”is pre-selling more tickets for the upcoming release than the online ticketing company sold for Captain America, … Read More »

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MovieTickets.com Names Jeremy Devine VP Exhibitor & Studio Relations

By | Monday April 23, 2012 @ 9:56am PDT

MovieTickets.com announced Jeremy Devine today as VP Exhibitor and Studio Relations. In his new position, Devine will lead new programs MovieTickets.com are bringing to market. “Jeremy brings an incredibly rich and proven background across film distribution, exhibition … Read More »

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AMC Entertainment Sued After Breaking With MovieTickets To Sell Tickets With Fandango

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 9:04am PST

Boca Raton, FL. February 8, 2012 – MovieTickets.com, Inc., the leading global online movie ticketing provider, joined a lawsuit against one of its founding shareholders, AMC Entertainment, Inc. The lawsuit was previously filed on behalf of National Amusements Inc. and Hollywood Media Corp., each founding shareholders of MovieTickets.com, in Circuit Court for Palm Beach County by prominent trial attorney, Eugene Stearns of Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. The plaintiffs have asked for a jury trial.

MovieTickets.com began 12 years ago when Hollywood Media Corp. along with two exhibitors, National Amusements Inc. and AMC entered into a Joint Venture Agreement in order to create and grow the company. MovieTickets.com has grown from its two founding exhibitors to 247 exhibitors in 19 countries/territories. The company added over 3,000 screens in 2011, bringing its total representation to 19,500 screens and nearly 20 million registered users. The company maintains a 99.6 percent exhibitor retention rate, and continues its growth trajectory on a global basis.

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Which 2011 Christmas Movies Are Hottest?

Attending a movie on Christmas Day is becoming more and more of a tradition for U.S. moviegoers, so MovieTickets.com conducted a week-long survey to predict which release will get the most holiday attention this year, asking the question: … Read More »

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