TrekMovie has partnered up with movie-ticketing site Fandango to do a survey of early ticket buyers for Star Trek Into Darkness, giving some interesting insights into how people plan to see the movie and what they think of the secrecy. Fandango also has a special offer featuring a free download of the 2009 Star Trek movie from iTunes with advanced Into Darkness purchases.
55% Plan To See Into Darkness More than Once + More from Fanndango/TrekMovie survey
Leading movie-ticketing site Fandango.com worked with TrekMovie.com to develop a survey Star Trek Into Darkness ticket-buyers. This morning they provided us the data from surveying over 1,000 ticket-buyers. One interesting bit is that 92% of those surveyed have seen at least one episode of the original Star Trek (featuring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy).
The survey also looked into how ticket buyers were planning to see the movie. Here are some of the key highlights:
- 93% plan to see the film on opening weekend;
- 62% will attend the movie with a group of fellow “Star Trek” fans
- 55% are already planning to see the movie more than once
- 15% Will Dress Up in Costume
So it turns out that advanced ticket buyers at Fandango.com were not that different than TrekMovie.com readers (who are expected to be more of the hard core). Our latest TrekMovie.com reader poll shows 71% of fans are planning on seeing Into Darkness more than once.
Fandango’s Into Darkness advanced ticket-buyers were also asked about JJ Abrams famed secrecy. Here are those results…
- 56% of those surveyed stated that the secrecy surrounding the film intrigued them
- 76% have avoided any online spoilers, saying they want to be completely surprised
- 20% admitted to seeing a few spoilers
- only 4% read the full spoiler leaks based on overseas screenings
Fandango also released their first indications of sales, saying that as of this morning 71% of all ticket buying on the site was for Star Trek Into Darkness, which is pretty good considering the strength of both The Great Gatsby and Iron Man 3. According to Fandango "hundreds of showtimes" from this week are already sold out across the country.
Fandango Offer: Free Digital Copy of Star Trek 2009 with Advanced Purchase
In addition, Fandango has a new special offer featuring a free download copy of JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek (via iTunes) with purchase of tickets for Star Trek Into Darkness. More details on this offer at Fandango.com.
Skip the box office lines and buy movie tickets online at Fandango.
Pine and Quinto Take Fandango’s Trek quiz
Finally here is a video from Fandango with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto talking Into Darkness and it also features the pair answering some Star Trek trivia questions.