September 2008 Upcoming Movie Productions
Fandango's Record-Breaking 2008 Summer; Fans Pick Most Anticipated Fall 2008 Films
As summer draws to a close, Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, is reporting significant growth in terms of ticket sales, traffic, and screen count.
Most tickets sold per hour, day and month: Fandango broke its own hourly, daily, and monthly ticketing records with "The Dark Knight" (for which Fandango sold over two million tickets through the film's opening weekend). The July 18 release now holds the record as Fandango's best-selling film of all time (the previous record-holder was "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith").
Fastest pace of tickets sold: For "The Dark Knight," Fandango sold tickets at the fastest pace in company history, at the rate of 15 tickets per second during extended peak periods on July 18 (knocking out the previous record-holder, 2007's "Spider-Man 3," which sold 10 tickets per second).
The next few months look promising for moviegoers. In an online survey during the final days of August (August 15-26), Fandango asked more than 3,000 respondents to pick the one film they're most looking forward to seeing in the coming months. The most anticipated Fall films -- plus the percentages of Fandango moviegoers who picked them as their top choice -- are as follows:
Sept. 2008's Most Anticipated: "Burn After Reading" (18%), followed by "The Women" (14%).
Oct. 2008: "Body of Lies" (13%), followed by "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" (11%).
Nov. 2008: "Twilight" (31%), followed by the James Bond adventure, "Quantum of Solace" (20%).
Dec. 2008: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (16%), followed by "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (15%).
Fall 2008 (ranking all films from Sept.-Dec.): "Twilight" (34%), followed by "Quantum of Solace" (19%).
2009's Most Anticipated: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (43%), followed by "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (16%), "Night at the Museum 2" (7%), "Watchmen" (7%) and "Star Trek" (6%).
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. Shia LaBeouf (left) and Michelle Monaghan (right) star as two unsuspecting Americans drawn into a mysterious conspiracy in the race-against-time thriller “Eagle Eye..”
The Star Trek movie release date has been changed from December to May 2009.
Harry Potter movie moved to July 2009
Movie opening releases for September
Friday, September 5
Clive Barker Presents: Hellraiser. MGM
Friday, Sept. 12
Punisher: War Zone. LGF
Friday, Sept. 19
|Ghost Town. The ghost of Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear, left) asks a socially awkward dentist, Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais, right), to break up his widow’s impending marriage in the comedy “Ghost Town.” DreamsWorks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.
||Lakeview Terrace. A young couple (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their interracial relationship. Screen Gems.
My Best Friend's Girl. LGF
Nothing But the Truth. YFG
Friday, Sept. 26:
||Death Race Jason Statham leads the cast of an action-thriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow, with the world's most brutal sporting event as its backdrop. Universal Pictures.
Eagle Eye. Shia LaBeouf (left) and Michelle Monaghan (right) star as two unsuspecting Americans drawn into a mysterious conspiracy in the race-against-time thriller “Eagle Eye.” Paramount Pictures.
"The Lucky Ones" When three very different U.S. soldiers find themselves on an unplanned road trip across America, they form a deep bond that may be the closest thing any of them has to real family.
||Nowhereland. Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Nicole Ari Parker, Ronny Cox and Martin Sheen. Eddie Murphy stars as a successful financial executive who has more time for his blackberry than his seven-year-old daughter (Yara Shahidi). Screen Gems. Paramount Pictures.
Miracle at St. Anna. Chronicles the story of four African-American soldiers stationed in Tuscany, Italy during Word War II. Walt Disney Studios.
Nights In Rodnathe Romantic drams stars Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis. Warner Bros. Pictures.
South of the Border. Buena Vista
Towelhead. Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello. Dark Comedy. Warner Independent Pictures. Opens in NY/LA on Sept. 12; expansion on Sept. 19; wide openings Sept. 26
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