Theaters Stocking Up on Popcorn Ahead of 'Avengers: Endgame'
Theaters are preparing for an influx of fans who've eagerly awaited the superhero blockbuster.
“Avengers: Endgame” could rake in a record-breaking $1 billion worldwide in less than a week, and movie theaters across the U.S. are preparing for an avalanche of customers.
The blockbuster will be shown in more than 4,600 theaters in America and Canada this weekend when it opens, making it the widest release in movie history.
Many theaters are planning 24-hour screenings to accommodate the demand to see the final installment of the "Avengers” series.
The film runs 3 hours and 58 seconds, making it the longest movie in Marvel’s history.
Fandango says 4,000 shows are already sold out.
Extra popcorn and butter are being ordered for the expected mob scene.
At the Showcase Deluxe Movie Theater outside Boston, all 22 Marvel films are being shown back to back leading up to the final film. Showcase is starting with the movie that began it all, 2008’s “Iron Man,” and will end with “Endgame” for a marathon of 57 hours and 7 minutes.
For those fans wanting to freshen up, Showcase has installed portable showers. You can even do yoga to relax those muscles exhausted from sitting for all those hours.
The movie also features the final cameo by Marvel Comics creator the late Stan Lee, who passed away last year.
Directed by the Russo brothers, "Avengers: Endgame" has been screened this week for the press, who have been tight-lipped about what happens, though there's been plenty of glowing praise on social media.
Some of the stars of the film have been posting on social media what it has meant to be a part of the massive franchise.
Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner and the Hulk, called it “the trip of a lifetime.”
Chris Evans, who portrays Captain America, said, “What a journey.”
Chris Hemsworth, who portrays Thor, told fans he can’t wait for them to see it.
“Avengers: Endgame” also stars Robert Downey Jr., Zoe Saldana, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin, Winston Duke, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Chadwick Bosman and Michael Douglas, among others.
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