You probably wouldn’t be surprised if we told you that Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” is dominating the April charts in pre-sale tickets, but you might be surprised by just how well the upcoming installment is doing.
Fans still have two-weeks of waiting before “Avengers: Infinity War” hits theaters nationwide, and tickets are going fast. According to Fandango, the Marvel film is selling more than double the amount of tickets as the previous mega-hit “Black Panther” did, when compared to the same point in the sales cycle. Back when “Black Panther” launched, Fandango sold more than 30% of the domestic box office tickets for the film on opening weekend, and you should act fast if you want to be the first to see Marvel‘s Infinity War.
If you compare “Avengers: Infinity War” with other Marvel installments during the same sales cycle, the film beats the last seven Marvel Cinematic Universe titles combined. That includes “Black Panther,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Spiderman: Homecoming,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Doctor Strange,” “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Ant-Man”.
There are several reasons why fans are excited to see the film, it is the grand finale that Marvel has been building towards for the last decade, but one of the biggest motivations might be good ol’ fashion spoilers. The Russo brothers pleaded with fans on Twitter not to spoil the movie for future viewers, and usually means that there are some big spoilery events that fans need to see first.
Getting back to presale numbers, “Avengers: Infinity War” is now Fandango’s top preseller among April releases, already surpassing total presales for 2015’s blockbuster “Furious 7,” a film that went on to make over $1.5B worldwide. The top preseller in Fandango’s history is still “Black Panther,” but it looks like “Avengers: Infinity War” will take the throne before the film hits theaters.
“Infinity War” has built up such unprecedented anticipation that it’s pacing to break records, the likes of which we have never seen before for a superhero movie,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Moviegoers are rushing to guarantee their seats in advance for what is sure to be one of the most talked-about movies of the decade.”
Starting today, Fandango is offering limited edition “Avengers: Infinity War” collectible movie character gift cards. You can find the promotion on the website at Fandango.com. With every Fandango VIP purchase of “Infinity War” tickets, Fandango is offering a complimentary “Infinity War” poster by popular artist Kaz Oomori from Fandango Fanshop, while supplies last. Fans have the option to choose one of five exclusive posters, featuring Black Panther, Okoye, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy and many others.