News Flash: THE AVENGERS Has Already Sold a Lot of Tickets

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In super shocking news, a lot of people want to see The Avengers.  We reported last night that Joss Whedon’s all-star superhero pic is breaking records at the international box office (it’s already open in Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan), and today MovieTickets.com announced that more pre-sale tickets have been sold for The Avengers than the pre-sale numbers for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger combined at this same point in the sales cycle for each film.  In a related story, water is wet.

Though this pre-sale statistic is in no way surprising, one interesting tidbit that MovieTickets.com released is that 56% of pre-sales for The Avengers is for 3D showings.  Hit the jump for more.

the-avengers-mark-ruffalo-joss-whedon-imageThe Avengers was not filmed in 3D, and Whedon even admitted that he tested 3D cameras when he shot the tag for Thor and he wasn’t exactly taken by the format.  The 3D in all the previous Marvel films has been unnecessary and unimpressive, so I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in seeing The Avengers in 3D.

One possible explanation for why the majority of early ticket buyers are seeing the film in 3D is the fact that most midnight showings are only held in 3D.  It’s a pesky little practice, but theater owners know that fans of a movie of this caliber are going to the midnight showing no matter what, so they might as well hold it exclusively in 3D and increase their profits.  I’m all for 3D when it’s done right and with purpose (Hugo, Avatar), but it just feels obtrusive when its tacked on primarily for monetary reasons and with little enthusiasm from the film’s director.

avengers-movie-posterHere’s a rundown of MovieTickets.com’s The Avengers presale data:

  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is pre-selling more tickets for the upcoming release than the online ticketing company sold for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, THOR, IRON MAN 2, and IRON MAN combined at the same point in the sales cycle for each film.  In fact, pre-sales of MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is over one and a half times that of these past Marvel films combined sales at the same point in the sales cycle.
  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is selling 3,995% more tickets than CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER at the same point in the sales cycle.
  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is selling 1,034% more tickets than THOR at the same point in the sales cycle.
  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is selling 114% more tickets than IRON MAN 2 at the same point in the sales cycle.
  • MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is selling 1,406% more tickets than IRON MAN at the same point in the sales cycle.
  • 56% of pre-sales for MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS are from fans wanting to see the film in 3D.
  • Nearly 37% of pre-sales for MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS are from moviegoers buying tickets to see the film in IMAX 3D.



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  • Guest

    “The 3D in all the previous Marvel films has been unnecessary and unimpressive”
    You forgot to add a little ‘imo’ at the end of that ;)
    The 3D in Captain America was amazing. In my opinion. Though yes, in Thor it was absolutely horrible.

  • geHuC

    The movie also opened today in the uk ;) and when i got to the cinema all 2D projections were sold out (last time i saw sold out screens at my cinema was when Avatar hit)

  • dogg

    I’m all against 3D no matter what.

  • Dodge_hickey

    words cannot describe how i feel about this film….GO AND SEE IT NOW!!!!!!

  • dadada

    Just to clarify, the movie may have not been shot in 3d, but the majority of the film’s action sequences are full CG environments, therefore you will get real 3d and not conversions.

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  • Kal

    Hey all, just watched it last night here in the UK, can’t believe i got to see it before the majority of American audiences. Had an absolute blast!! What a fun ride and The Hulk has got some of the funniest scenes in the movie. Oh BTW i watched it in 2D, couldn’t care less for 3D, waste of money and you lose 30% of the colour for what? so you can see a few things pointing outwards of the screen? Big frickin Deal!

  • BrandonHeat07

    Saw it last night in Koln, Germany, in 3-D (there was no 2-d version, unfortunately) and while the 3-d was serviceable, at best, it made the film waaaay to dark. Not Clash of the Titans bad, but just not as nice as it looked whenever I took off the glasses for a few seconds.

    The film is actually good fun, once the characters finally get together. Film is 100% predictable, though. The humor was great, I must add…

  • bendunc

    I saw it in 2D last night in London. And it’s simply the most fun I’ve had in a cinema in as long as I can remember. The whole audience was cheering and clapping all the way through (which NEVER happens at a British cinema!)

  • J-rad

    HULK SMASH BATMAN at box office … Easy fanboys I just wanted to get a RISE of you Dark Knights …

  • Sanjay Sarjal

    Superb movie yaar after AVatar

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