Marvel Studios' latest release, Avengers: Endgame, will be keeping some movie theaters open for 72 hours consecutively when the movie releases later this week.
AMC Theaters announced today that the popular theater chain already has 17 confirmed theaters that will be staying open around the clock beginning Thursday and ending Sunday night. The move comes as the theater chain confirms Endgame has already sold more pre-release tickets than any other film ever, so in order to ensure that as many fans as possible can see the film upon release, these AMCs are choosing to stay open for 72 hours beginning Thursday when preview screenings kick off.
"AMC guests have already purchased more tickets to AVENGERS: ENDGAME than we’ve ever sold in advance of a film's release – and our first shows aren’t until Thursday evening," Elizabeth Frank, EVP Worldwide Programming for AMC, said in a public statement to investors.
The statement went on to say that the AMC programming team is reviewing ticket sales and adding showtimes and extending hours on a theater-by-theater basis.
As of this writing, AMC has already set 17 theaters to open around the clock for Avengers: Endgame. Additionally, AMC will also have 18 additional theaters that will be open around the clock Thursday through Saturday or Friday through Sunday. So, if you were unable to purchase tickets when they first went on sale, possibly due to ultimately crashing various ticketing websites, you should have a better chance now at seeing Avengers: Endgame opening weekend thanks to AMC.
With just days to go, Avengers: Endgame is said to have already made a stunning $120 million in presales, with some reporting that the film's presales are actually flying towards $140 million. Either way, Avengers: Endgame is set to demolish countless box office records when it touches down in theaters this weekend, with many predicting the film will open to $900 million worldwide, although those estimates could continue to rise given how the film is already performing thus far.
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.