Fifty Shades of Grey Tickets Selling Faster In American South
February 4th, 2015 | by Michael Fox
The movie ticket-selling website Fandango announced in mid-January that the upcoming Universal film Fifty Shades of Grey was the fastest-selling R-rated movie in the site’s history in terms of ticket pre-sales. The website recently released information revealing that the ticket sales for the film are much higher in the southern United States than elsewhere.
The site revealed that sales in Mississippi are about four times higher than what sales are for most other releases in that state. In addition, ticket sales in Alabama, Kentucky and Louisiana are about twice as much as usual. These statistics are based on average sales within each individual state. The findings reveal that this film, which is based on the controversial E.L. James novel, is expected to be very popular in states that are traditionally conservative in terms of their values.
Source: Hollywood Reporter