New research numbers from ComScore show that all those people who weren’t taking trips because of the lousy economy and high gas prices instead went shopping online. Some of those dollars went to movie ticket sites, which saw a five percent bump in July from the month before.
With the release of highly anticipated summer films, ticket sites grew 5 percent to more than 44 million visitors as movie goers pre-purchased tickets to avoid long lines and sell outs at theaters:
- Moviefone led the category with 17.5 million visitors (up 12 percent)
- Fandango posted a 29-percent gain to 9.3 million visitors
- MovieTickets.com jumped 13 percent to 4.7 million visitors