April 6 (newsin.asia) – Avengers:Endgame, the 22nd film in its “Cinematic Universe” has been billed as the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of story lines. The entire cinematic universe has pulled in over $18 billion worldwide, and the last Avengers film generated over $2 billion alone—and left fans with an epic cliff-hanger.
Fans in Sri Lanka were eagerly waiting for the online booking portals to open on the 2nd April, unfortunately Sri Lanka was late to the scene.
On the 4th of April, the internet was flooded by noon in Colombo, as fans crashed into their respective cinema websites to book their Avengers:Endgame tickets.
1000+ tickets sold out in 2 hours leaving the theaters packed for the opening weekend. By the end of the day the opening weekend shows were at ‘80% full’ status.
Cinemas responded by adding new show timings to give Sri Lanka its first ever 7 am and 11.55 pm shows.
When asked why it was so important to watch Avengers:Endgame over the opening weekend, this is what a few fans had to say.
“It’s the grand culmination of an epic arc which lasted for 10 years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Under the guidance of Kevin Feige, Marvel has been patiently building the universe with solid movies! And Endgame marks end of the said arc! I believe it’s going to pay off, and that is why it’s so important to watch Endgame as soon as possible as spoilers will be all over social media. Not to mention, the hype is way too high, so better watch it soon!” – Oshitha Narangoda
“Thanos did not wait a second to snap his finger, why should we? Jokes aside, to avoid the spoilers.” – Zaid Zaakir
“Avengers Infinity War left us all with the biggest cliffhanger of all time, literally with our mouths hanging open, waiting for some sort of validation from the post-credit scenes and crawling out of the cinema halls in shock. A year of pulling your hair out, waiting for End Game should suffice as a reason to catch the first show itself; but the other reason is spoilers, lest you want to end up thinking “oh snap!” – Tasneem Shakirhussain
“It is a year long wait to watch your favourite superheroes fight it out to close the curtains on a 22 movie marathon from The Incredible Hulk (2008) to Captain Marvel (2019). It feels right to go watch it over the opening weekend with friends and family with whom you spent 10 years talking about it and have a great time together.” – Hussain Shabbir
The heights of demand increased to such levels that some ticket holders are taking to the local e-commerce sites and selling “Endgame” tickets at unfathomable rates.
Elsewhere in the world, in just six hours, “Endgame” became the biggest first day ticket seller in Fandango’s history, besting the previous record holder “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The website for AMC Entertainment, the largest chain in the US was down after the tickets sale went live.
In India, tickets for Avengers:Endgame are being sold in black for 35,000rs.
Atom said the movie has set a record for its mobile ticketing service, selling three times more tickets in the first hour than last year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Avengers: Endgame will close the Phase 3 and probably will be the last MCU movie for Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. The global press tour of the movie has already begun with India as the first stop.
The runtime for the movie will be a bladder buster 3 hours and 58 seconds.