Fandango acquires Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes

NBCUniversal-owned Fandango is no longer just a place to buy movie tickets. First came the steady addition of new exclusive web series; now the company is getting more ambitious. Fandango inked an agreement to acquire the film buff-friendly site Flixster, along with Flixster’s well-known subsidiary, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. The deal was reached with Warner Bros. Entertainment, which owned Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes. As part of the deal, Warner Bros. will take an equity stake in Fandango, becoming an ongoing strategic partner. Fandango’s goal, according to a release: to create the “ultimate digital network for all things movies.”

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