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'Avengers: Endgame' crushes first day presales record in 6 hours


‘Avengers: Endgame’ crushes first day presales record in 6 hours

Previous first 24-hour sales record held by 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

If you were trying to buy Avengers: Endgame tickets today you probably could have already guessed it, but Fandango has officially revealed the film broke the first-day presales record in only 6 hours. The record was previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fandango did not reveal exactly how many tickets were sold, but given their site as well as others completely failed throughout the morning and into the afternoon one can imagine there was a lot sold!

This is only the second Avengers movie on Fandango’s list of top selling presale flicks with three of the most recent Star Wars movies taking up the 2nd through 4th spots. Without a doubt Avengers: Endgame will break box office records when it’s released later this month on April 25, 2019.

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LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2019) – “Avengers: Endgame” is proving to be the most anticipated movie of our time, crushing Fandango’s first day U.S. sales record (previously held by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) within the first six hours of pre-sales.
Advance tickets for “Avengers: Endgame” went on sale on Fandango today at 5:00 am PT/8:00 am ET and within minutes, Fandango saw historic numbers of fans reserving their seats.
Fandango’s new list of top five first day pre-sellers is as follows:
  • “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015)
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017)
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016)
  • “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)
“‘Avengers: Endgame’ sales have exceeded all expectations and surpassed ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ the previous record-holder, to become Fandango’s top-selling title in its first 24 hours of sales, and it accomplished that feat in only 6 hours,” Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis points out. “We’ve never seen anything like this – it’s truly a groundbreaking accomplishment – as fans simply cannot wait to see how this epic saga comes to a close.”
“Avengers: Endgame” was chosen by several thousand fans at the end of 2018 as the most anticipated movie of 2019, according to a Fandango moviegoer survey.
According to more than 1,000 “Endgame” fans in Fandango’s latest survey:
  • 98% say the “Infinity War” cliffhanger is a main factor in their ticket purchase.
  • 98% are fans of Marvel’s “shared universe” storytelling.
  • 86% can’t wait to see how Captain Marvel factors into “Endgame.”
About Fandango
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore, with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than 30,000 U.S. screens, trailers and original video, home entertainment and fan merchandise. Its portfolio features leading online ticketers Fandango, and Flixster; world-renown movie review site Rotten Tomatoes; and Movieclips, the #1 movie trailers and content channel on YouTube. Fandango’s movie discovery and ticketing innovations can also be found on mobile, social, AI and voice platforms from Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, and others.  Fandango’s video on-demand service, FandangoNOW offers new release and catalog movies and next-day TV shows to more than 200 million connected, over-the-top (OTT) and mobile devices.  In Latin America, the company operates leading online ticketers and Fandango Latin America.

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