Something big is brewing in the world of Marvel. Something very, very big.

You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Box Office

Yesterday tickets went on advanced sale for Avengers: Endgame and within hours the first showings were sold out in a large number of locations.  

Several movie ticket pre-sales websites crashed due to high demand, and in the UK the countries biggest cinema chain, Odeon, experienced outages on their website due to immense traffic.

A movie ticket sales IT department, yesterday

Mere hours after that, Fandango announced that Avengers: Endgame had set a new record for first day sales in the US.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the previous record-holder and apparently Endgame beat that movies 24-hour sales total in just six hours.

Opening night tickets are already appearing on eBay with bids of around $500 per ticket.

Avengers: Endgame will open globally on April 26th.

News on a recent Iger / Disney investor call which included Endgame news is here.

Endgame won’t receive the analyst confirmed +40% 3D revenue bounce that has kept Avatar at the top of the B.O. list for a decade, but does it stand a chance of toppling the champ?  

Have your say below.