Episode III Breaks Fandango Records

Fans eager to see Star Wars: Episode III–Revenge Of The Sith have been snatching up tickets online and by phone, making the film the fastest-selling movie to-date on the Fandango movie ticketing service. Select markets are already reporting sold-out shows and the pic is still nearly a month from opening.

Revenge of the Sith has sold five times as many tickets as Fandango’s next best-selling movie, Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ. With the return of Darth Vader, Chubacca and other elements that tie the new trilogy to the original, this latest installment in the Star Wars saga represents a new hope for die-hard fans who were disappointed by the last two entries.

Fandango is predicting that Sith will enjoy one of the top-ten best openings ever. A weekly moviegoer poll posted on Fandango.com reveals that 79% of fans who responded are planning to see the third episode between May 19 and May 22, indicating a blockbuster first weekend starting May 19.

Tickets are now available for purchase at www.fandango.com and will also go on sale on 1-800-FANDANGO on May 16.