Records are meant to be broken and Avengers: Infinity War broke a record in just six hours.
Fandango tweeted yesterday that Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War broke the service’s pre-sale ticket record after being available for only six hours. The previous record holder was Black Panther, which took the crown from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Pre-sale tickets went on sale shortly after the release of the newest trailer of the superhero team up. Along with Fandango, other movie chains such as Alamo Drafthouse, Regal Theaters, and AMC Theaters also began selling advance tickets for the movie. Variety reported that Atom Tickets, an online ticket seller similar to Fandango, sold more tickets to Infinity War in its first day of pre-sales than Black Panther sold in its first month.
The new trailer fleshes out more of the film’s story as well as showing the evil Thanos in action. Infinity War will include all the heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe although Ant-Man and Hawkeye have yet to make an appearance in any of the trailers. Introduced in the trailer is Ebony Maw, a member of Thanos’ “Black Order” aka the Children of Thanos.
Previous record holder, Black Panther, made news last week as it joined the elite billion-dollar club. It took the movie 26 days to reach $1 billion in global box office ticket sales, faster than any other superhero origin movie. For Marvel movies, it is in second place behind The Avengers, but it’s still gaining ground on Earth’s mightiest heroes.
Avengers: Infinity War will release in theaters on April 27.