Maybe Thanos’ plan to erase half the universe wasn’t such a bad idea: at least it would have been easier to get Avengers: Endgame tickets. It was always going to be a tough assignment, considering the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is arguably the year’s most anticipated movie and Infinity War made a staggering $257 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend (defeating the previous record set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens), but I don’t think anyone expected a 40-plus minute wait for tickets.
It sounded like a nightmare for everyone, whether trying to purchase tickets through Fandango, Movie Tickets, Atom, the Alamo Drafthouse’s website (which is what I tried to do — after 20-something minutes, I was finally successful), or, uh, does Moviefone still exist? Et tu, Moviefone guy? Even co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo got in on the on-sale excitement, tweeting a quote from the film: “It’s not about how much we lost, it’s about how much we have left.” Hopefully your local theater has some opening night tickets available; otherwise, you may want to stay off the internet until that weekend.
Avengers Endgame, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt, among many others, opens on April 26.