Fans want to lock down their Avengers: Infinity War tickets. According to Deadline, it only took six hours for the upcoming superhero epic to achieve the best-selling first day tickets. It’s already beaten out Batman v. Superman, Justice League (no surprise there), and the previous record-holder, Black Panther. Per Deadline, “In a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers who snapped up Infinity War tickets 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.
I was a bit wary if the Black Panther audience would crossover to Infinity War, and that may seem like an odd thing to say if you consider that Black Panther grew out of previous Marvel movies. But keep in mind that Black Panther made more on its opening weekend than either Avengers: Age of Ultron or Captain America: Civil War, so it was clearly pulling in an audience that didn’t bother with those other MCU movies. The question then became if they would go see the next MCU movie even if Black Panther wasn’t the star, or if they were only interested in Black Panther movies. Keep in mind we saw something similar play out last year where Wonder Woman rocketed to $412 million domestic, but when it came time to see Wonder Woman as part of Justice League, the big crossover only earned $229 million domestic.
But that doesn’t seem like it will be the case with Infinity War. I’m very curious to see how its opening and gross will compare with Black Panther, but at the very least, Disney and Marvel have to be optimistic considering these early ticket sales.
Avengers: Infinity War opens April 27th. For more on the film, click on the link below:
- Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson on How the Avengers’ Dynamics Have Changed Since ‘Civil War’
- ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: New Trailer Breakdown Explores Thanos and His Black Order
- Over 40 New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Images Offer a Closer Look at That New Trailer
- New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Reveals Thanos’ Black Order