‘Avengers: Endgame’ opens to packed theatres

Massive turnout for the Avengers: Endgame movie at Urvashi theatre in Bengaluru. Picture credit: SK Dinesh/ DH Photo

Even before the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame hit the screens on April 26, it had broken the record for the highest-ever advance ticket sales for a Hollywood film so far on the online portal, BookMyShow.

With 18 tickets sold per second, the total recorded sale was a whopping 2.5 million. But thousands struggled to arrange tickets for the weekend or on the release day.

Sources said the tickets transferred hands with jacked up prices in black with fans, eager to watch the first day’s show, voicing no protest. Marvel brought their decade-long series to an end with the final sequel, Endgame, and fans were ecstatic about it.

So unprecedented are the hype and frenzy around this movie that the law has made an exception and allowed multiplexes to screen it round-the-clock, giving loyal fans a chance to watch the early show.

Shaun Joe, a student of Christ University, was eagerly awaited the 6 am first day, first show. “It was one of the best culmination of MCU movies. It was a little difficult to arrange the tickets, but, trust me, it was worth it. It’s amazing how they paved the way for the climax, along with all the logical explanations that were necessary,” he told DH.


Serpentine queues were seen as fans lined up to watch the Avengers: Endgame movie. Picture credit: SK Dinesh/ DH Photo

Exceeded expectations

Enthusiastic fans walking out of movie theatres were in full praise of the fine cinematography and decade-long climax. Their reactions reveal that this movie has surely exceeded every Marvelite’s expectations.

“It’s the end of an amazing journey, the ultimatum to all the evil. It, kind of, turned out to be one of the greatest treats to anyone who has been following Marvel throughout,” said Abhishek Chowdhary, a student of CMS.

The movie has emerged as a must-watch across the city, with theatres running packed shows.

“The movie was a perfect blend, where the characters had reclassified introduction. The fight scenes were jaw-dropping, along with an on-point storyline and cinematography. This is the sole reason why I would recommend more people to watch it,” claimed Shree Krishnadeva, a Marvel fan for over 10 years.

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