'Avengers: Endgame' is selling 5 times as many pre-sale tickets as 'Avengers: Infinity War'


A little movie called “Avengers: Endgame” arrives in theaters in two weeks, and it’s already huge at the box office.

“Endgame,” the culmination of the last 11 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, has sold five times as many first-week pre-sale tickets as its predecessor, “Avengers: Infinity War,” movie-ticket service Fandango announced on Wednesday.

Fandango said that the movie now holds the record for the biggest first week of pre-sale tickets, passing 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It also broke the first-day pre-sales record when tickets went on sale last week, which was previously held by “The Force Awakens,” as well.

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Fandango president Paul Yanover told Business Insider that the company built a “holding room” to service customers on the first day that tickets went on sale for “Endgame,” which it had never done before, to avoid what happened with “The Force Awakens” when the site crashed.

“You could tell from the first 15 minutes of tickets going online it was going to be bigger than ‘The Force Awakens,'” Yanover told