Avengers: Infinity War isn't going to be released in theaters in another two weeks, but the Marvel film is already on a record-breaking path.
The upcoming superhero blockbuster is currently selling more than double the amount of tickets on Fandango that Black Panther sold at the same point in the sales period. The film is outpacing the last seven films combined including big titles like Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Doctor Strange.
The news was shared by Fandango Managing Editor, Erik Davis, who tweeted the following:
‘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 tweeted. "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."
Avengers: Infinity War is on track for an amazing $175 million to $200 million opening. Only seven other movies in history have reached $175 million in their debuts and only five have topped $200 million.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olson, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War is set to release in U.S. theaters on April 27.