And just like that — snap — Fandango’s box office record was broken.
Moreover: The upcoming Marvel title pulled this off in only six hours.
Fandango’s new list of top five first day pre-sellers:
- 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)
Actual ticket sales numbers were not released.
“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,” gushed Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis.
Not that things went exactly smoothly for Fandango, which caused a lot of online outrage for making fans reportedly wait more than an hour for tickets amid crashes. The AMC Theatres ticket sales page also reportedly failed, and Regal Cinemas and Atom Tickets had issues as well (check out some of the amusing fan reactions).
The film represents the climax of a 22-movie Marvel Cinematic Universe “Infinity Saga.” The film concludes the story of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, which made $2 billion at the global box office.
There was also a new teaser and poster for Endgame. The film opens wide April 26 — but if you don’t have your tickets yet, you’re probably not seeing it that day.