'Avengers: Endgame' just broke pre-sale tickets record, will it become the first movie to haul $1 billion over its opening weekend?
The movie will have to better the $640.5m made by 'Avengers: Infinity War' in its opening weekend by 56 percent to achieve the mark
'Avengers: Endgame' tickets went for sale online on April 2 on Fandango, and dang! did it sell? In less than half a day, Fandango announced that the flick's ticket sales had broken the record set previously by 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' for most pre-sales in the first 24 hours.
'Endgame' sold more tickets in eight hours than the previous record-holder sold in a full day.
At this stage, it is safe to say that the movie has already started raking in the moolah. According to comicbook.com, the movie is already slated to open with $350 million on its first day, which could probably be the minimum, given the way the ticket sales have unfolded.
Furthermore, no movie has crossed a billion dollars on its opening weekend.
Should 'Endgame' touch the billion dollars mark, it would mean a 56 % increase over the weekend haul of 'Avengers: Infinity War,' which made $640.5 million.
And if this is how the numbers stack up, it'd mean that the final movie of MCU's phase three would easily touch the billion dollar mark, adding much sparkle to the most awaited and anticipated blockbuster of 2019.
According to a previous report by Comicbook, 'Endgame' is projected for a mammoth $840 million worldwide in its first few days, keeping into account the early opening in China on April 24.
The fact that it gets a two-day early start in China may also see a surge in the expected numbers. If this were to come through, then 'Endgame' could come close to the $2.7b that 'Avatar' made worldwide over its whole run.
'Avengers: Endgame' releases on April 26 and will mark the end of the Infinity Saga.