Last week we reported “Avengers: Endgame” tickets were being listed on sites like eBay for outrageous prices, including one listing that sat at almost $10,000. However, that listing was canceled, and instead one of the other auctions we shared sky-rocketed from $2,500 all the way up to $15,000, the auction’s final sale price.
It’s official, someone spent $15,000 to see “Avengers: Endgame” at an AMC in West Orange, New Jersey. According to Wegotthiscovered, someone used the Buy It Now feature to bypass the auction process and instead purchase the tickets at full price. And yes, the seats were to a standard AMC, the experience didn’t include a meet and greet with the film’s stars or a walk on the red carpet of the movie’s premiere.
The $15,000 didn’t go to the film’s actual pre-sales count. However, projections for the film’s opening weekend are already estimated to be pretty high as some are saying the film could rake in almost $250 million in its opening weekend alone. How well the film will do is yet to be seen. Although, judging by the film’s record-breaking pre-sales, these estimations might not be too off.
“Avengers: Endgame” has taken the world by storm, causing moviegoers from all around the world to go to the ends of the universe in their attempts to get tickets to their local theaters on the film’s opening night. Some fans have seen opportunity in this hype and have taken to online outlets like eBay to sell their own tickets for prices of up to $500 for just two seats — and in one case, nearly $10,000 for one pair of tickets.
Earlier this week “Avengers: Endgame” almost broke the internet when pre-sales for the film’s tickets started, causing major movie ticketing websites to crash for several hours throughout the day. Reportedly, AMC, MovieTickets.com, Fandango and Regal Cinemas all suffered slow page loads and long digital queues from the immense amount of web traffic the pre-sales sparked. In fact, the pre-sale was so big, Fandango reports that “Avengers: Endgame” pushed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to second place in the company’s Top 5 First Day Presales Ever list in only 24 hours.
#AvengersEndgame gave The Force Awakens the *snap* as the top-selling pre-sale title in the first 24 hours.
(notice the perfect balance of the top 5?) pic.twitter.com/BwYAOQekf3
— Fandango (@Fandango) April 2, 2019
As one can probably imagine, it’s safe to say that not everyone was able to score tickets during the massive pre-sale as many sites were down for hours. So because of all the hype surrounding the movie and the fact that most seats for the first few nights of the film’s showing are all sold out, some have taken to the internet in search of financial gain from other’s Avenger woes.
Right now, users on eBay are selling tickets in pairs of two to IMAX showings of the film for $500, pricing each ticket at $250 per person.
For those who think $500 for two tickets to the film is outrageous, one pair of two tickets for a showing of the film at the Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City is currently priced at $2,500.
For most readers who have made it this far into this article, you must be thinking, “Who would dare spend $2,5000 to see this movie? These tickets are so overpriced, it would be impossible for them to be any more expensive.” Well…in New York City, there are currently two tickets available for a showing on April 28, two days after the release worldwide, priced at more than $9,000.