IMAX Site Crashes Due To Star Trek Into Darkness Advanced Ticket Sales
We already knew there were a ton of Star Trek fans in the world, but if you need proof, how about this? So many people tried to buy tickets to the “early” UK screening (UK debuts on May 9th) that the IMAX website crashed
Yahoo! Movies says,
Advance tickets for UK IMAX screenings went on sale on Tuesday, April 9, and the IMAX site soon went offline due to having over ten times more traffic than usual. You'd think the IMAX webmasters would've learned something from last summer's "The Dark Knight Rises," which inspired an enormous increase in traffic when advance tickets went on sale that caused the Sydney and Melbourne sites to crash. But no -- Scotty gave it all she's got and the UK site went dark.
Read the full article here.
Now, that’s what we call hard evidence of the demand for new Star Trek content. Keep that content rolling!
Star Trek Into Darkness is set for a U.S. release date of May 17, 2013, with an early U.S. IMAX release, two days earlier, of May 15, 2013.
(Source: Yahoo Movies)