Ticket Demand for Spider-Man: No Way Home Crashes Movie Websites


Luca Castaneda

Photo of the Spider-Man: No Way Home promotional poster at AMC

The high ticket demand for tickets for “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” crashed multiple movie websites on Sunday, Nov. 29. The movie tickets went on sale at approximately 9:01 p.m. PST. Shortly after sales opened, movie theatre sites such as AMC, Fandango, and Atom Tickets crashed within a few minutes because of the overwhelming number of people trying to secure a seat in the theatre. 

RCHS senior Terrance Chen tried to purchase his movie tickets on multiple attempts the night they went on sale, but with no success. He said, “I was trying to buy them the second they went on sale on the AMC site, and when it was time to pay, there was always an error.” 

Chen said shortly after the errors trying to get tickets, the entire AMC site was down and could not open for any reason. He said, “I tried reloading and using different devices, but the entire site wouldn’t load and then afterward it put me in a waiting list for more than an hour to get in.”

RCHS junior Angelina Liebherr was to get her movie tickets on Atom Tickets, but there were still issues along the way. She said, “I was able to get them, but when it started there were errors constantly. Then I was sitting in a waiting room for over an hour but was able to get them when it was my turn.” 

Liebherr thought that this crash could benefit the box office significantly. She said, “I think this movie will be really good for the box office considering it crashed the websites. I think it has the potential to pass a billion dollars.”

RCHS senior Ashton Lao was able to get tickets on Fandango, but still experienced the website crash. He said, “I kept getting multiple errors even though I went on at 9:00 p.m. After an hour of errors I started using my computer with different tabs trying to get them.”

Lao spent a lot of time trying to get the tickets, but did come to a success. He said, “I kept trying for like three hours and eventually got them, then I checked the time and it was almost one a.m.”. 

Movie sites fixed the issues and are actively selling movie tickets again. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” releases exclusively in theatres on December 17.