Los Angeles, California (Reuters): Advance ticket gross sales for Marvel superhero film “Avengers: Endgame” on Tuesday surpassed the final two “Star Wars” movies, and a few appeared on resale platforms with asking costs of as much as $500 every.
Fandango and Atom – two of the highest ticketing web sites in the US – mentioned first-day advance gross sales for Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” surpassed the 2015 film “Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens” and 2017’s “Star Wars: The Final Jedi” – additionally from Disney. They didn’t give gross sales figures.
The brand new Avengers film, which brings collectively a number of comedian e book characters – together with Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Thor and Ant-Man – marks the conclusion of 22 Marvel movies. Fan surveys final yr confirmed it was essentially the most anticipated movie of 2019.
“‘Avengers: Endgame’ gross sales have exceeded all expectations and surpassed ‘Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens,’ the earlier record-holder, to develop into Fandango’s top-selling title in its first 24 hours of gross sales, and it completed that feat in solely 6 hours,” Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis mentioned in an announcement.
Atom mentioned the film has set a document for its cellular ticketing service, promoting 3 times extra tickets within the first hour than final yr’s “Avengers: Infinity Conflict.”
“Avengers: Endgame” begins its movie show rollout on April 24 in Australia and China earlier than arriving in the US on April 25.
On eBay, a single ticket for a first-day IMAX screening in Hollywood was being supplied for $500. Beginning bids for different tickets had been round $35 every.
Followers took to social media to complain about web sites crashing, error codes and lengthy waits to get their tickets.
“Took me 5 hours to get #AvengersEndgame tickets,” tweeted Meghan Keatley.
“It’s been hours they usually paused the location,” a fan referred to as Bakuhoe wrote on Twitter. 5 hours later Bakuhoe tweeted, “It was enjoyable ready with y’all, hope you all get tickets and we will undergo on the diabolical arms of Marvel collectively.”
“Avengers: Infinity Conflict” was the most important film of 2018, grossing $2.04 billion on the worldwide field workplace.
“Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens,” with a world field workplace of $2.06 billion, is the third greatest film of all time after “Avatar and “Titanic,” respectively.