It's no secret that Avengers: Infinity War will represent the Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest filmmaking effort to date when it premieres on April 27. The film will bring all of its most prominent heroes together for one massive battle, and the trailers already suggest a scale unlike anything that we have seen from the MCU before. Now it looks like that scale has not gone unnoticed by fans because Avengers: Infinity War's has already set several notable records in early ticket sales.
With the debut of Avengers: Infinity War only a couple of weeks away, early ticket sales have officially kicked into high-gear, and they bode incredibly well for the film's box office performance. In fact, according to the information provided by Fandango, Avengers: Infinity War's has already surpassed the combined early ticket sales for the previous seven Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. You read that correctly, the COMBINED ticket sales of the last seven MCU movies. We don't know precisely how much Avengers: Infinity War will make yet, but this is big.
Of course, this is only one of the latest accolades that Avengers: Infinity War has managed to lock down on its road to the big screen. In addition to beating out the previous seven Marvel films, Infinity War has also beaten Fandango's April pre-sale records (beating out Furious 7), and it's now on track to surpass Black Panther's pre-sale numbers as well. Moreover, the film's trailers have consistently racked up insane numbers of views upon their respective debuts online, and the film shattered ticket sale records when pre-sale started online last month.
Obviously, there's plenty of cause for celebration over at Disney and Marvel Studios, particularly on the heels of the similarly-successful premiere of Black Panther in February. Ryan Coogler's Marvel movie just surpassed Titanic to become the third highest-grossing film of all time (only trailing Avatar and The Force Awakens), but now it looks like Avengers: Infinity War may actually be on track to pull off a similar feat. Will Infinity War beat Black Panther? We don't know yet, about the early numbers are nothing if not promising.
The key here is that Avengers: Infinity War appears to represent the culmination of a decade-long storyline. This movie will provide a climax for every Marvel narrative planted since the debut of Iron Man in 2008, and all of the marketing for the project seems to promise a strong sense of finality -- even though Avengers 4 will follow one year later on May 3, 2019. Much of Infinity War's core storyline remains firmly under wraps at this point, but if nothing else, it seems pretty clear that Marvel has done an excellent job of selling this project to an eager audience.
We will see exactly how big Avengers: Infinity War truly is when the film debuts later this month on April 27. For now, make sure to catch up on the latest from the MCU by checking out Black Panther in theaters right now, and check out our comprehensive movie premiere guide to get more up-to-date information on all of the films (Marvel or otherwise) that are set to debut in 2018!