AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Breaks Advance Ticket Sales Record After Only 6 Hours

Advance tickets went on sale for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War this morning, around the same time as the release of that jaw-dropping trailer. Well, just a few hours later, the film has already broken a key record.

Fandango has announced that Infinity War is now the fastest-selling superhero movie within the first 24 hours of ticket sales. This record was broken six hours after the tickets went on sale. This breaks the record set by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, which was followed by this year’s Black Panther.

Everyone already knew that Infinity War would be a huge success, and this is the latest sign of that. Just wait until box office tracking hits in a few weeks…

LOS ANGELES – MARCH 16, 2018 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has already broken Fandango’s record for best-selling superhero movie in the first 24 hours of presales. Advance tickets for Infinity War went on sale on Fandango at 6 am PST/9 am EST today — and within just six hours, it surpassed all other superhero movies, including the previous top two record holders, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Black Panther, respectively.

According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 film fans buying tickets to Infinity War this morning:

  • 97% can’t wait to see how dozens of heroes work together in the same film
  • 94% are excited to see different franchise characters (Guardians, Avengers, etc.) meeting one another for the first time.
  • 92% see Infinity War as the culmination of all of the MCU films before it.
  • 87% have seen all of the MCU movies.
  • 71% saw Black Panther on the big screen.
  • 60% claim Black Panther made them even more excited to see Avengers: Infinity War.

With every Fandango VIP purchase of Infinity War tickets, Fandango FanShop is offering a complimentary Infinity War poster by popular artist Kaz Oomori, 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.

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