AceShowbiz - Fan enthusiasm for Marvel's superhero movies has not waned at all despite the increasing number of superhero films offered from the studio as well as other studios in a year. Following the success of "Black Panther", Disney-Marvel's upcoming release "Avengers: Infinity War" looks to be an even bigger movie than the Chadwick Boseman-starring flick.
Based on advance ticket sales on Fandango, the sequel to 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will be heading off to a strong start and is already on course to beat "Black Panther" to set new presales record. With two weeks to go before the release, sales for the third "Avengers" movie are outpacing those for "Black Panther" by more than two-to-one during the same point in time.
Moreover, according to the site, "Infinity War" is outselling the past MCU seven movies combined in presale tickets. It has additionally become Fandango's top all-time April preseller, beating the record that was previously set by "Furious 7".
Fandango's Erik Davis says the ticketing service has never seen an anticipation this big for a movie. " '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," he states.
Meanwhile, Hollywood's tracking services predicts that the movie will launch to over than $200 million in North America alone. Only five movies have crossed $200 million domestically in their first three days, which are "Black Panther" ($202 million), "The Avengers" ($207.4 million), "Jurassic World" ($208.8 million), "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ($220 million) and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($248 million).
"Avengers: Infinity War" is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with the script written by Kevin Feige. Dubbed the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before, it brings together Marvel's heroes including Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Vision (Paul Bettany), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy to fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin).
The movie is due to arrive April 27 worldwide.