If those early tracking estimates pan out, Endgame will join a pretty exclusive club - one now occupied by the film that sequentially came before it, Avengers: Infinity War, as part of the half-dozen titles to pass $200 million in ticket revenue during their opening weekend. They might not have succeeded in Infinity War, but Captain Marvel says in the new footage, "Before, you didn't have me". But the madness for the Marvel Studios movie is now heading to another level as fans are shelling out a jaw-dropping amount to watch the movie. Hear more in the video below. Reuters had reported that eBay was hosting auctions for Avengers: Endgame tickets at $500, which translates to Rs 35,000. One of those bids is as high as $9199 and another one is just below $5000. For an Indian, it translates to over Rs 10 lakh.
Now, this could potentially be interesting in terms of Doctor Strange's role in the movie - we're joking about Russo's loose lips, he's normally a fairly closed book when it comes to this stuff. There were long digital queues for tickets and there came a point when the booking sites crashed owing to the massive traffic for bookings.
In fact, it beat the pre-sales for Star Wars in the U.S. within the first six hours, as websites crashed and screenings sold out.
Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo took to social media platforms and thanked fans for the response.
The movie is opening in all territories at the same time (though a day early in the UK) on April 26, meaning that it's feasible that the movie will be the first movie to break through $1 billion on its opening weekend. "Avengers: Endgame", features an ensemble cast of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Tessa Thompson and Josh Brolin.