Presale tickets for Avengers: Endgame have been setting records all over the world, even surpassing the first 24-hour ticket sales record first set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Advance ticket sales are reportedly totaling around $120 million, with some reporting sales as high as $140 million. While the figures didn't come directly from Disney, they are believable considering the high demand we've already seen through online ticketing sites like Fandango.
Fandango reported that it sold out thousands of theater showtimes, claiming Avengers: Endgame sold at least five times as many tickets as Avengers: Infinity War, according to Deadline. Major multiplex chains like AMC, Regal and Cinemark are reportedly driving the over three-quarters of the presales.
Theaters are scrambling to provide enough showing to meet demands with some offers showings as early as 4 AM. Opening weekend ticket sales are predicted to go higher than $300 million. Deadline went on to state that that four or five showtimes a day of Endgame on five to eight screens per location, at a 70% capacity at 12,000 U.S. auditoriums, could be enough to make the film reach that astonishing number.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film opens Friday worldwide.