Fandango announced today that the ticket purchasing hub has acquired the formerly Disney-owned film site, Movies.com.
"We are pleased to expand our rich entertainment reach through this strategic addition of Movies.com," said Fandango CEO, Chuck Davis, of the move. "We'll be able to leverage our combined assets to offer millions of new moviegoers the best movie-related information available on the Web."
Both sites initially launched in 2000. In the subsequent years, Fandango branched out, receiving some 6.3 million unique visitors a month. Movies.com's success, meanwhile, has been a bit more incremental, with some 1.9 uniques a month. According to a release issued by Fandango, "There is little duplication between the audiences of the two sites."
Ticketing services for Movies.com will now be handled by Fandango.
Movies.com is a lot better domain than fandango.com