In what feels a little too much like deja-vu, ticket presales for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended up crashing several online ticket servers! The same thing occurred last year when advanced tickets went on sale for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Advance sales for Rogue One began at 12:01AM ET Monday.
The highly anticipated movie arrives in theaters on December 16th and online tracking suggests that it will be the second biggest December opener with somewhere between $100-$140-Million. Should these numbers pan out, Rogue One would only sit behind The Force Awakens, which bowed to an incredible $247-Million in 2015.
Essentially, online retailers like Fandango found themselves flooded with traffic per several accounts on Twitter. However, the site was well aware of the issue earlier in the evening and warned customers with the following tweet:
Fandango’s crash prompted its competitor Atom Tickets to snag disgruntled customers, telling them to head try out their ticketing platform app.
Were you successful in snagging advanced tickets to Rogue One?#RogueOne tix are now available! Get yours with #Atom before they sell out everywhere else: https://t.co/rBXV34LDQC #RogueOne #AtomGoesRogue pic.twitter.com/9HcGxTIoJs— Atom Tickets (@atomtickets) November 28, 2016
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed. Alan Tudyk and Ben Mendelsohn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens December 16th.
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