Avengers: Endgame ticket sales cause multiple website crashes


Ticket sales were so extreme for Avengers: Endgame, multiple ticket-sale websites crashed as a result.

Tuesday, April 2, indeed became the day for Avengers: Endgame tickets to release. The anticipated follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War, it will deliver the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s culmination and end an 11-year chapter of this franchise.

With the hype came fans clamoring for the first tickets to see this film. So, of course, when 8:00 a.m. ET arrived, movie ticket websites like AMC and Fandango were swarmed, leading to slow ticket purchases, constant “error” messages, queues of an hour or more and the eventual crashing of these websites for multiple hours.

As of this writing, AMC’s website remains down, but Fandango’s — and its queue — is running.

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That should provide some relief for the thousands of MCU fans looking for the first Avengers: Endgame tickets. Even if not for the Thursday showing, but the main Friday, Saturday and Sunday spots that will have packed theaters.

Either way, this massive outpouring of support for Avengers: Endgame has it primed for a major box-office opening. Infinity War crossed $2 billion, so will a similar outcome — perhaps greater — arise from the Russo Brothers’ latest Marvel film?

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The ticket sites should catch up as the sales decrease throughout the day and they work through technical issues. No matter what, those who want to see Endgame can catch it upon arrival on Friday, April 26 and on preview night, on Thursday, April 25. Not even Thanos’ snap will stop this from happening for the hundreds of thousands of people that flock to the theaters.