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"Man of Steel" Looking Super as #1 Movie of the Weekend, According to Fandango’s Fanticipation

According to Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoing destination, advance ticket sales and positive fan word-of-mouth for “Man of Steel” are out of this world. The highly-anticipated film, opening this Friday, scored a rare 98 out of 100 points on the company’s Fanticipation buzz indicator, and ranks as today’s top ticket-seller on Fandango. “Man of Steel” soars high above the next closest competitor, Seth Rogen’s raunchy apocalyptic comedy, “This is the End,” which scored 77.

Fandango’s Fanticipation measures fan sentiment around the weekend box office line-up, with numerical scores that are calculated based on a proprietary analysis of Fandango’s advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement.

Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 “Man of Steel” ticket-buyers, and uncovered the following results:

88% are fans of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” franchise;

83% said the supporting cast of award-winning and nominated stars (including Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Shannon) increased their interest in seeing the movie;

81% claimed the darker interpretation of Superman made them more interested in buying a ticket;

75% cannot wait to see Michael Shannon’s performance as the villainous General Zod;

72% are fans of director Zack Snyder’s previous films (“300,” “Watchmen”);

69% want to see “Man of Steel” because the lead is played by Henry Cavill and not by an established box office superstar.

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Paramore, Miley Cyrus Added To Grammy Presenters List

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards keeps upping the ante. On Tuesday (February 8), producers announced a new slate of presenters for the show this Sunday night, including Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Neil Patrick Harris, John Legend, Seth Rogen and Kris Kristofferson.

Rugged singer/actor Kristofferson, a three-time Grammy winner himself, will be on hand to introduce a special performance from nominee and 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Barbra Streisand. Kristofferson and Streisand were co-stars in the hugely popular 1976 remake “A Star Is Born.” The singer/actress, who performs live very infrequently, will likely sing a selection from her Love Is the Answer release, which is up for a Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album award.

Streisand will add some old-school glamour to an entertainment roster that leans heavily on the new stars of today, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Drake and Rihanna, B.o.B, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monál;e, Lady Antebellum, and Justin Bieber with Usher and Jaden Smith.

Also performing at the Grammys are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Muse, Cee Lo Green with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets, and Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger with Raphael Saadiq in a special tribute to late soul icon Solomon Burke.

Source:MTV News