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Fandango Acquires Movies.com

The U.S. movie ticket broker Fandango Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Movies.com, a film content site formerly owned by the Walt Disney Internet Group.

Fandango said its Web site Fandango.com has “exclusive ticketing access to more than 15,000 movie screens across the country and its consumers enjoy great movie content, including exclusive movie trailers and videos, coming attractions, user ratings and reviews, and personalization features,” while Movies.com is a complementary

site that provides “a broad array of information to passionate movie lovers, including movie synopses, reviews, movie and celebrity news, DVD releases and a host of other features.”
“We are pleased to expand our rich entertainment reach through this strategic addition of Movies.com,” Chuck Davis, chief executive officer of Fandango, said in a statement Monday. “We’ll be able to leverage our combined assets to offer millions of new moviegoers the best movie-related information available on the Web.”

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