Despite being two weeks away from release, the Marvel
Moreover, the Russo Brothers film is whipping up such a frenzy it’s sold more tickets in advance than Marvel’s previous seven releases combined, including Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming and the immensely popular Captain America: Civil War.
This positions Avengers: Infinity War as not only the most anticipated film released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but also the biggest superhero film of all time.
In February, Black Panther overtook previous Marvel champion Civil War in its first 24 hours alone and went on to surpass pre-sales amassed by Batman v Superman to become the ticket-sale company’s most hyped film.
It went on to smash its opening weekend estimates of $90m (£66.8m) and now sits as the tenth most successful film of all time globally. Infinity War‘s debut is estimated to pull in up to a staggering $200m, a feat hit by just five films in cinema history.
“Infinity War has built up such unprecedented anticipation that it’s pacing to break records, the likes of which we have never seen before for a superhero movie,” Fandango managing editor Erik Davis said. “Moviegoers are rushing to guarantee their seats in advance for what is sure to be one of the most talked-about movies of the decade.”
The film will see Thor collide with the Guardians of the Galaxy who will later rub shoulders with characters including Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr) and Captain America (Chris Evans) for the very first time.
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It will serve as “the beginning of the end” of this particular phase of the MCU as Thanos hunt for the Infinity Stones (one of which is in Vision’s head) switches up a gear, his rule over humanity inching ever closer to his grasp.
Thanos will be backed by the Black Order, a villainous group deemed more dangerous than their leader.
Avengers: Infinity War arrives in cinemas on April 27.
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