Avatar fans seriously wanted those free tickets for the upcoming preview screening. This Friday is Avatar Day, and conventional and IMAX theaters all over the world will be showing 15 minutes of footage from the film. Today tickets went on sale at the film’s official website AvatarMovie.com, and people attacked that thing for all it was worth. The system actually crashed! More on the site and it’s recovery below.

According to Yahoo News, due to the overwhelming response from visitors, instead of getting free tickets they got an error message. Twentieth Century Fox’s original response stated, “the site was being repaired. The studio will unveil the film’s trailer in theaters and online Friday, and fans who score tickets for special showings at 3D theaters across the globe will see extended previews.” That was the situation a couple of hours ago, but now according to /Film the reservation page is back online.

For those of you who tried to get on earlier but couldn’t, give it another shot. You should be able to enter and reserve with no problems at this point. The tickets will be for screenings held on “Friday, August 21 (at 6 and 6:30 p.m.), the Avatar preview will include an introduction from Cameron and some new footage not shown during July’s Comic-Con International convention in San Diego.” I’m just as cheap as the next person, but it seems like you guys went hard today. Kudos!

How many of you actually got your tickets for Avatar Day? How many of you lucked out?

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