Avengers Endgame tickets crash Fandango & AMC. Tops Star Wars the Force Awakens presales record. Box office predictions?
Tickets for Avengers Endgame the latest film from Disney’s Marvel Studios which opens on April 26, went on sale Tuesday morning, prompting fans to flock to sites like Fandango and AMC to grab their tickets.
Marvel fans logged onto Fandango to purchase the Avengers Endgame tickets and found themselves in a virtual queue for some theater chains.
“You’re now in line for tickets,” a graphic on Fandango’s site read.
The graphic, which pops up after consumers try to buy tickets for certain theaters, says that ticket buyers will automatically be taken to the site when their turn comes up. The graphic displays an estimated wait time, which varies from person to person. Many show times for the film’s opening weekend were saying Avengers Endgame tickets sold out.
Avengers Endgame presale tickets set Fandango’s first day record overtaking “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It broke the record in only six hours, the online ticket seller reported on Tuesday evening.
AMC’s website and its ticketing app, however, appeared to be down because of the high demand.
Fandango declined to comment. AMC did not immediately return a request for comment, but they posted a tweet to address the site crash.
“We want everyone to be able to grab their Avengers: Endgame tickets, but it looks like we’ve gotten Thanos’ snap,” the tweet said. “We’re working on getting things back up and running, and in the meantime, please keep trying our website and our partner sites!”
Buying Avengers Endgame tickets on Atom wasn’t easy either. Atom Tickets prepared their servers for the rush of online ticket sales, but it still wasn’t enough to handle the demand. Avengers Endgame has sold three times more tickets on its site in the first hour of pre-sale than “Avengers: Infinity War” did last year.
“Avengers Endgame” is the sequel to “Infinity War,” which broke box office records when it premiered April 2018.
“Infinity War” made a record $640 million for its opening weekend around the world. It went on to make more than $2 billion worldwide.
– Did you buy your Avengers Endgame movie tickets?
– Is Avengers Endgame more anticipated than Star Wars The Force Awakens?
– Do you think Avengers Endgame box office weekend can do 300 million domestic and 1 billion dollars worldwide?