Fandango Sees Boost From Mobile Ticket Sales

Los Angeles-based Fandango, the online movie ticket and entertainment site, reported Tuesday that it is seeing a surge in sales of tickets via mobile phone. The firm said it saw a 60 percent, year-over-year increase in Thanksgiving holiday weekend ticket sales on mobile devices through the site. Fandango did not say what the dollar volume of sales has been via mobile, and how that compares to online ticket sales, but said that it believes it will be the "year of mobile movie ticketing" for the company. Fandango offers up apps on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, HPwebOS, Windows Phone 7, as well as other phones.