'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' has broken records with the fastest and biggest advance sales ever in movie history, beating previous record holders 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' and 'The Lord of the Rings' and all the Bond films.
Audience demand to see the first major cinema event in the phenomenal High School Musical franchise has ensured that some performances are already sold out, with still three weeks to go before the film is on general release.
As of October 1, cinemas across the UK have already taken advance bookings to the total of half a million pounds.
Odeon Cinemas, the UK’s largest chain puts their total in advance bookings at £245,205 (€312,805).
This beats 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', the previous record holder, which had taken £227,000 (€289,581) at the same stage of booking and which went on to gross £48.3m (€61.6m).