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Q: Movie Tickets Bought Online ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Movie Tickets Bought Online
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: tommybe-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 11 Aug 2005 10:03 PDT
Expires: 10 Sep 2005 10:03 PDT
Question ID: 554501
What percentage of movie tickets are purchased online right now?
Subject: Re: Movie Tickets Bought Online
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 11 Aug 2005 12:25 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
According to Murray Arenson, analyst at Ferris, Baker Watts analyst,
about 2%?3% of movie tickets are currently bought online

Extract from a note sent by Ferris, Baker Watts analyst Murray Arenson
to clients dated April 2005.

?We also note that only about 2%?3% of movie tickets are currently
bought online. We believe that MovieTickets should be able to achieve
50% growth or greater in 2006, with significant leverage in the
financial model.?

Internet Stock Blog: April 2005


Online movie ticket sales, however, make up only a small part of
box-office receipts, which totaled a record $9.4 billion last year.

?The attempt has not been highly successful thus far, experts say,
because Web sites typically strike deals with certain theater owners,
and consumers have to go to many sites to find the specific theater
they are looking for.?

Market Place News: February 2005


According to a Fandango spokesperson, the online movie ticket market
is projected to grow to 7 percent of all movie ticket sales by 2006.

The Times:


Jupiter Media analyst David Card Overall predicts online sales of
movie ticket will grow to 8.2 percent, or $850 million, by 2007.

Kiosk Marketplace


Online movie ticket sales on rise

?While online ticket purchases are becoming more common, traditional
methods continue to dominate the marketplace.?

?By 2006, that number is projected to top 7 percent.?

The East Carolinian


Additional information that may interest you:

Internet Plays Key Role in Ticket Sales 

?The two most popular Web sites to purchase movie tickets online among
survey respondents who visited general Entertainment Web sites were
Fandango (45 percent) and (38 percent).?
Feedback Research: May 19, 2005

----------------------------------------------------- takes share from Fandango

?ComScore MediaMetrix data for February shows that,
partially owned by Hollywood Media (ticker: HOLL) is outgrowing
competitor Fandango:?

Unique users were 5.8 million in February, up from 4.6 million in January. 
Market share: 66% in February versus 57% in January.


Unique users were 2.9 million in February, down from 3.5 million in January. 
Market share: 34% in February versus 43% in January.

Internet Stock Blog: March 2005 


Search terms:
Internet OR web OR online movie tickets + percent 
Online movie ticket business
Online movie ticket market
?Percent of movie tickets? internet

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by tommybe-ga on 11 Aug 2005 12:44 PDT
Thanks for you quick response. Altho there is something that is not
right with a couple of those statements (i know your not the author)
but here is exactly the figure i am trying to get updated.

Search method: 
movie tickets bought online


This shows 24 Percent (which is derived from an emarketer study). I
know this number is accurate for last year and also know there has
been tremendous growth in this industry as well. I need to get that
figure brought current. Thanks again.

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 11 Aug 2005 13:05 PDT
I also saw the same article but I assumed that  the 24% figure was 
among moviegoers who viewed sites related to three summer blockbuster
movie sequels: Shrek 2, Spiderman 2 and the Harry Potter sequel, Harry
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


"Traffic was monitored from May 1 through June 30, 2004 among
moviegoers who viewed sites related to three summer blockbuster movie
sequels: Shrek 2, Spiderman 2 and the Harry Potter sequel, Harry
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

In any case I did search for a higher percentage for online ticket
sales and did not find anything.
tommybe-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Quick, Responsive... But, I had already seen the majority of this information.

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