Following the release of yesterday’s second trailer [which you can watch here], Disney and Marvel are celebrating a new record today, with Avengers: Infinity War shattering Fandango’s pre-sales record in just six hours.
Variety reports that tickets for the hugely-anticipated blockbuster went on sale at 6am PDT yesterday, and by noon it had already surpassed the 24 hour sales of the two previous record holders Black Panther and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Those two movies debuted to domestic three-day opening weekends of $202 million and $166 million respectively, and while Infinity War is yet to hit tracking, don’t be surprised if the movie challenges Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ record $248 million opening weekend.
Fellow online ticket seller Atom Tickets reported that Infinity War sold more tickets in its first 24 hours than Black Panther sold in its first month.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.