Big crowds assemble for Endgame

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Avengers fans have been flocking to cinemas all over the country.
Camera IconAvengers fans have been flocking to cinemas all over the country.

Grand Cinemas Bunbury recorded its biggest day ever on Wednesday when Avengers fans assembled en mass for the opening day of the franchise’s latest blockbuster, Endgame.

Senior manager Dane Forsyth said yesterday that more tickets to Endgame had been sold on Wednesday than Star Wars: The Force Awakens sold in its entire opening week.

“I can’t quite remember the exact amount, but between five and seven sessions sold out,” he said.

“We were dropping other movies to create more (sessions).

“We had an 8am and a 10pm session, both of which we don’t normally do ... the demand was insane.”

The 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the supposed finale of the current Avengers storyline saw eager fans queuing for more than two hours to secure tickets with no relief for staff over the following days.

“It has sold out multiple sessions every day since Wednesday, it just didn’t stop until today because school’s back,” Mr Forsyth said.

Endgame broke records across the world as well as at Grand Cinemas Bunbury, taking US$1.2 billion worldwide in its opening weekend alone, almost doubling the previous record of US$640 million set by Avengers: Infinity War.

Eaton man and avid Marvel fan Kyle Wood was fit to burst yesterday as he waited patiently in line. He described his excitement out of 10 as “at least a nine”.

“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” he said.

“I went through and re-watched every Marvel movie from this universe ... I’ve even got my dad involved.”

Collie resident Gary Bishop said his favourite thing about the Avengers franchise was the way all the storylines and characters fitted together, along with the amazing special effects.

“I expect it to be the best yet,” he said.

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