There are only a few weeks remaining until the release of Avengers: Endgame and it's fair to say that anticipation is well past the boiling point. People are absolutely hungry for this movie, from devouring scraps of new footage to concocting crazy fan theories. For more proof, fans damn near broke the internet when tickets went on sale earlier this month, which led to some record breaking. Now Endgame has broken even more records, as Atom Tickets reports that it's the best pre-sales title of all time.
It felt like just about every Marvel fan and their grandmother was trying to buy tickets to Avengers: Endgame when they finally went on sale earlier this month. Multiple theater chains and ticket buying services such as Fandango and Atom reported crashes from the sheer number of people trying to buy Avengers: Endgame tickets. It certainly made for an interesting (and stressful) experience, but millions of people were clearly still able to buy tickets.
So many people were able to buy tickets, in fact, that Endgame broke Fandango's first-day ticket pre-sales record in just six hours, passing by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Avengers: Infinity War. The blockbuster performed similarly on Atom Tickets, becoming the best selling one-day pre-sales title.
Now Atom is reporting that Endgame has broken another record for the ticketing service. It's now the company's best selling movie of all-time. It only took Endgame 10 days to do this, which is itself a record! Aquaman was the previous record holder and it took the film 32 days to do it.
The Marvel blockbuster has broken several other records on Atom as well. Within the first hour of tickets going on sale, Endgame sold three times the amount of tickets Avengers: Infinity War sold last year. Additionally, in just one day, it sold five times the amount of the previous record set by Aquaman. Finally, after one week on Atom, it sold nearly twice as many tickets as the next four record holders combined, which includes Aquaman, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel.
Endgame is playing for keeps! It's not a surprise that people will be turning out in droves to see Endgame opening weekend, but the number looks to be staggering. The film is tracking to potentially open domestically in the range of $230 million and $283 million, with worldwide projections as high as $800 million. Tracking can change the closer we get to the release date, but that's still an insane amount of money.
Hopefully, you got your tickets with little trouble and are all set to see Avengers: Endgame when it arrives in theaters on April 26.
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