Avengers: Endgame Ticket Presales Exceed Several Blockbusters Combined
Marvel made half the world's money disappear.
Avengers: Endgame tickets recently went on sale, crashing ticket sites in the process. Now ticketing sites have shared some of their sales data, and it shows yet more evidence that the Marvel blockbuster is preparing to set records. Another trailer released since suggests the team is splitting up to take on a series of dangerous missions.
CNBC reports that presale tickets broke both first-hour and first-day records on Fandango and Atom Tickets. After a full week of sales, Endgame has presold almost twice as many tickets as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman, and Captain Marvel put together.
This comes on the heels of a report that Endgame is primed to bring in $200-250 million during its opening weekend, making it the top one of the year so far and one of only six films to break $200 million at opening. But, those expected earnings sometimes underestimate, as they did for Avengers: Infinity War. That was estimated at $180-225 million, but it ended up blowing those expectations away with an initial take of $257 million. That means Endgame could come in significantly higher and surpass Infinity War for the top opening of all time. These strong presales suggest that could be the case.
The rush for presale tickets has led to high prices on resale sites. One set of two 3D tickets was going for $400, while another set of five tickets was offered for $600. On the high end, some scalpers were asking for upwards of $25,000.
Alongside the ticket frenzy came confirmation of the game's lengthy runtime at just over three hours. It also came alongside a new trailer, so read our trailer breakdown and even more details we learned from exclusive footage.