Avengers: Endgame advance ticket bookings commenced yesterday with the launch of the special look trailer (mandatory reminder to check our breakdown). The new footage sent fans in a frenzy and it appears the chaos is reflecting in ticket bookings. Within 6 hours of tickets going on sale, Endgame had bested Fandango’s previous record holders including the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Marvel’s very own Infinity War to become the top pre-selling movie of all time.
Erik Davis, Fandango Managing Director, resonded to the hype, “We’ve never seen anything like this – it’s truly a groundbreaking accomplishment – as fans simply cannot wait to see how this epic saga comes to a close”. Of course this also made things tough for Fandango, AMC, Cineplex and countless other ticketing sites that reported crashes and outages preventing eager fans from booking their tickets. AMC even apologized on their official Twitter accounts.
The hype is so intense that some outlets are projecting a Giant-Man sized $800 million worldwide opening for Endgame. These are of course unofficial estimates at this point and some are running with it largely to garner some fan attention. We’re looking out for some reliable projections and will update you on Appocalypse as soon as they’re out.
The Russo Brothers meanwhile are floored with all the attention and thanked the fans for their enthusiasm. They’re in the midst of their month long press tour promoting the movie now; Joe Russo recently visited India and their next stop looks to be London.
Heralded as the culmination of the MCU until this point, Avengers: Endgame is the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. Directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo it features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Don Cheadle, Karen Gillan with Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket, Josh Brolin performing for Thanos and Stan Lee in his final cameo. Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.
If you’re in the US, get your tickets now. If not, you can always while away time by reading our Road to Avengers Endgame.