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Fandango Says 2012 Ticket Sales Highest Ever

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After it set a single-day ticket sales record on Christmas Day, Fandango said that 2012 was the best performing year in its 12-year history for ticket sales, as well as for traffic and app download results.

A press release by the Comcast-owned online movie ticketing and information site said sales were up 57 percent in the year, while monthly visitors rose 34 percent to about 41 million in peak months, and there were 31 million app downloads.

Fandango, which is the online movie ticketing service for Yahoo Movies, AOL Moviefone and MSN Movies, also said that mobile sales rose 171 percent in the year, making up 30 percent of overall ticket sales.

For 2013, the company said it would increase both its reserved-seating options and paperless mobile ticketing, as well as launching two more original video series.


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