By Kevin C. Tofel Mar. 26, 2012
"Over this past weekend, “The Hunger Games” set the highest opening weekend for a non-sequel, raking in an estimated $155 million at the box office. That’s a ton of tickets and a chunk of them were sold online and on smartphones. Fandango, one of the first movie ticket sales sites, shared data from the weekend as “The Hunger Games” pushed its platform to new heights.
According to Fandango, its service accounted for 22 percent of all tickets for “The Hunger Games” this weekend. That tops the prior record-holder, 2011′s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” at 19 percent of all ticket sales. Over the weekend, Fandango peaked at 17 ticket sales per second for “The Hunger Games” and on Sunday morning, the movie still accounted for 90 percent of all Fandango sales...."