As the world eagerly awaits the April 26 release of the highly anticipated final installment in the Avengers film franchise, some people are getting a little desperate in their bid to score tickets for the opening weekend. Some are so desperate, in fact, that they’re willing to shell out thousands of dollars on eBay just to secure themselves a seat.
According to Indie Wire, fans rushing to purchase tickets for Avengers: Endgame managed to crash several retail websites on April 2, including Fandango, AMC Theaters, and Atom Tickets. After only being available for six hours, ‘Endgame’ broke the record for the biggest first-day ticket seller on Fandango, effectively beating out ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to earn the title.
With tickets in such obvious high demand and fans willing to pay whatever it takes to ensure they’re among the first to see the latest Marvel movie, it’s no surprise that there are people out there ready to cash in on others’ desperation. And they’re making some serious bank doing it.
Screen Crush reported that an eBay user is offering one lucky group of fans four opening night tickets to see “Endgame” in Skokie, Illinois. That is, if they’re ready to hand over $5,000 USD. Another user has put up two tickets for a New York City screening of the film at $4,999, a bargain at only $2,499 per seat. Dine-in theater tickets in New Jersey started bidding at $2,500, and have now climbed to a startling $15,000.
“Avengers: Endgame” has quickly become arguably the most anticipated film of 2019. Excitement has only increased after the recent release of a brand new trailer for the action flick. According to “Black Panther” star Winston Duke, fans can expect this new installment will definitely top its predecessor and last year’s blockbuster phenomenon, “Infinity War”.
“Honestly, what I can tell you is that it’s bigger than ‘Infinity War’,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s going to be a lot of fun, going to be crazy, and they have a way of still topping themselves when you feel like they might have jumped the shark.”
He added, “They still have a way of making it new.”
Although it’s only April, Marvel has already seen incredible success at the box office this year, with its last film, “Captain Marvel”, becoming the seventh film in the franchise to break $1 billion at the box office. With a teaser clip of “Endgame” featured in a post-credits scene at the end of the hit movie, it also served to help increase the excitement for the upcoming final film and reignite fans’ love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.