The demand for tickets for an upcoming movie is setting records for advance sales, and ticket sales websites have had trouble keeping up.
Deadline reports that ticket seller Fandango said Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” needed only six hours to beat the record set by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on the site for first-day U.S. sales. Tickets went on sale today.
“Over at Regal ‘Endgame’ is outpacing their website advance ticket sales for any Marvel movie in the circuit’s history,” Deadline adds. “Within eight hours of going on sale, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has doubled all the first week sales for ‘Avengers: Infinity War.'”
Soon after tickets went on sale, Deadline reported that “the frenzy for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ tickets is so huge, it’s crashing sites. Ticket buyers are getting a 503 error code on AMC, and some users on Atom and Fandango are having difficulty too. But that’s a sign that business is strong, and it’s par for the course for any ticket retailer’s sites whenever there is a rush for a hot act. You just get boxed out. Keep trying.”
The movie opens April 26.