Owned by NBCUniversal, Fandango has set a new record for ticket sales and traffic in 2012. Fandango reported that ticket sales have grown 57% compared to 2011. The company’s monthly visitors are up 34% year-over-year. Fandango’s mobile ticket sales increased 171% year-over-year, which is 30% of their overall sales total. Around 31 million people downloaded Fandango’s mobile app in 2012. Fandango has partnerships with Yahoo! Movies, AOL Moviefone, and MSN Movies. Fandango attributes their growth to theater deals with companies like AMC, Regency, and Southern. Fandango even launched an awards show called The Frontrunners last month. “In 2013, we’ll continue our momentum and deliver advertising partners, exhibitors, and moviegoers even more products, services, and platforms that super-serve their needs,” stated Fandango president Paul Yanover.
When Apple releases iOS 6.1, there will be a new feature added to Siri where people will have the ability to buy movie tickets. Developers are beta testing the feature in the new iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The feature is built through Fandago. You can buy the tickets through Siri by saying commands like “Buy four tickets to see Here Comes The Boom in San Francisco.” If the user does not have the Fandago app installed, a button will appear suggesting you to download it. This feature will be exclusive to the United States. [9to5Mac]
Fandango is a telephone and Internet movie ticket service that has had its best Thanksgiving holiday weekend in their 11 years history. Fandango saw a 60% year-over-year increase in Thanksgiving holiday weekend ticket sales on mobile devices. The Muppets, Hugo, Arthur Christmas, and Breaking Dawn spurred the mobile ticket sales. Currently the top daily record is 24% of tickets sold on mobile devices during the opening of Fast Five on May 1, 2011.
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