‘Avengers: Endgame’ Ticket Presales are Shattering Records
Avengers: Endgame is setting itself up to make all of the money on its opening weekend, as ticket presales for the finale indicate that the movie has the potential to outgross its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War (at least on the opening weekend).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Endgame has made off with the largest amount of ticket presales for any movie ever in its first week, and it’s not even close. Earlier in the week, the movie outsold the 24-hour presales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a matter of just 6 hours. Both Star Wars and Marvel rounded out the rest of the top five, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Avengers: Infinity War rounded out the remaining spots in the Top 5 of first-day presales:
#AvengersEndgame gave The Force Awakens the *snap* as the top-selling pre-sale title in the first 24 hours.
(notice the perfect balance of the top 5?) pic.twitter.com/BwYAOQekf3
— Fandango (@Fandango) April 2, 2019
Now, Endgame is taking things to an entirely different level: it’s outpacing the first week of ticket sales for Infinity War on a scale of five to one. For frame of reference, that’s almost twice as much as the presold tickets for Aquaman, The Last Jedi, Infinity War, and Captain Marvel combined!
— Fandango (@Fandango) April 10, 2019
Currently, Endgame is expected to have an opening weekend of anywhere between $200M to $260M, with the potential to go as high as $300M under ideal conditions. With presales being as excellent as they are, expect all of those numbers to rise as we get closer to the movie’s release date. This in spite of a three-hour runtime that would typically hinder the amount of screenings that a movie like this could have. Theaters are instead adding new showtimes around-the-clock to accommodate for the sheer amount of demand that this closing chapter to the Infinity Saga, which will resolve multiple character arcs for the existing lineup of Marvel superheroes and will leave the door open for plenty more to join.
The film’s official synopsis is as follows:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.