To say Marvel fans have been excited by Avengers: Endgame tickets going on sale might be somewhat of an understatement.
The infectious social media buzz this morning (April 2), was reminiscent of a worldwide queue for the most thrilling roller coaster on the planet.
And now – before a single cinema screening has taken place – Endgame has already began obliterating records, without so much as a finger click…
As reported by Deadline, Endgame has set a new – very, very impressive – record with Atom Tickets in terms of ticket sales.
In the first hour of pre-sales, the upcoming superhero movie sold three times more tickets on Atom than its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War did. Endgame pre-sale tickets also raced ahead of Atom’s first hour sales for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
And it isn’t just Atom reporting astronomical sales, with Deadline reporting Fandango has also had strong sales.
This – perhaps unsurprising – stampede for tickets has been reflected in the crashing of sites, with would-be ticket buyers reporting error codes on sites such as AMC, Atom and Fandango.
— Karah-Leigh 🎵 (@Princess_Karah) April 2, 2019
*Every living person trying to buy Avengers Endgame tickets*
Amc Theaters: pic.twitter.com/hYIL42X8wH
— steve (@stevensavv5) April 2, 2019
Frenzied Marvel fans have taken to Twitter to share their respective Willy Wonka-esque quests of trying to get Avengers: Endgame tickets.
And it would appear getting hold of the infinity stones themselves would have proven to be less of a hassle.
YouTuber Daniel Howell tweeted:
Successfully booking tickets for endgame was more challenging than the avengers actually defeating Thanos.
Another weary adventurer tweeted:
Man good luck to everyone still trying to get their Endgame tickets.
successfully booking tickets for endgame was more challenging than the avengers actually defeating thanos
— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) April 2, 2019
me the past two hours trying to get endgame tickets pic.twitter.com/dEypcbLwQn
— ✰ 𝖾𝗌𝗍𝗂 ✰ (@berrycults) April 2, 2019
Odeon – who announced the ticket sale earlier today – have given the following movie synopsis on their website:
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle.
Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
it took like 5 hours but i finally got endgame tickets pic.twitter.com/RlQyiNLxzt
— bea (@sailor_Iuna) April 2, 2019
Pretty much every afternoon showing of End Game for Thursday-Sunday was booked. I think box office records are going to be destroyed. Getting a ticket for Star Wars TFA was easier lol
— Chilled Chaos (@ChilledChaos) April 2, 2019
Avengers: Infinity War achieved overwhelming figures at the box office in 2018, with over $257 million made during its opening weekend.
No doubt Avengers: Endgame will also enjoy comparable – if not greater – success if these staggering figures are anything to go by.
Have you got your ticket yet?
Avengers: Endgame hits theatres exactly one year on from Infinity War on April 25, 2019.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.