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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Crashes Ticket Sites as Theaters Brace for New Record

  • ‘It looks like we’ve gotten Thanos’ snap,’ AMC tells customers
  • Sequel is expected to nab debut-weekend sales of $265 million
Walt Disney Co.’s “Avengers: Endgame”
Walt Disney Co.’s “Avengers: Endgame”Source: Marvel Studios
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Early demand for Walt Disney Co.’s “Avengers: Endgame” tickets crashed websites and set records on Tuesday, underscoring predictions that it will deliver the biggest opening weekend of all time later this month.

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., the biggest U.S. theater chain, couldn’t handle the traffic when tickets first went on sale. Fandango, a top ticket supplier, also struggled to meet demand and had to put customers in lengthy queues before they could order. Even with the glitches, “Endgame” broke Fandango’s first-day U.S. sales record, topping “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” from 2015.