‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Ticket Sales Caused Online Ticket Offices to Crash
Millions of people had their alarms set last night to midnight so they could be among the first to snag their tickets for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ that’s premiering on December 16th. But much to their surprise, most of the domestic movie ticket sites crashed all at once, leaving Spider-man fans panicking for tickets.
Just minutes past midnight, domestic movie ticket sites began to crash as fans tried to secure their seats for the Marvel premier. See what some had to say on Twitter.
— Player 199 Stan ⁷ (@CoutureChemist) November 29, 2021
spider-man no way home? more like spider-man no way i’m getting tickets pic.twitter.com/bQr8yJCHcP
— mik ४ (@rizzmatazz) November 29, 2021
— 𝙶𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✨🖤//BDAY TODAY🎂 (@giselleb1234) November 29, 2021
CEO of AMC Entertainment, Adam, Aron even took to Twitter to apologize for the ticket selling mishap. He did go on to say that ticketing traffic last night and early this morning were at an all time high.
Our #AMCFirstEverNFT with @SonyPictures and Spider-Man: No Way Home caused AMC’s online ticketing traffic Sunday night/Monday morning to soar, to the highest ever in AMC’s entire history. Oh did we sell tickets! But we are sorry wait times got long with the unprecedented volumes. pic.twitter.com/MdLVL3Z7Oj
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) November 29, 2021
Box office analysts say this is a good sign for the future of the movie theater industry. “There are different tiers of intense fan demand when it comes to box office pre-sales, and this film is clearly showing it belongs near the top with a select few others,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “For anyone who doubted the communal draw of the theatrical experience over the past two years, look to this enthusiasm for ‘Spider-Man’ as a major inflection point during the box office recovery period and the sign of a bright future ahead.”
This kind of ticket excitement has not been seen since ‘Avengers: Endgame” and also ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker” went on sale.
“It would be entirely fitting that a Spider-Man movie could potentially be the first pandemic-era release to break the $100 million opening weekend mark,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, noting that Sam Raimi’s 2002 “Spider-Man” was the first film in the history of cinema to open to more than $100 million at the box office.
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