‘Avengers: Endgame’ Sparks Pre-Sale Bonanza (4,000 Sold-Out Showtimes) And A ‘Captain Marvel’ Resurgence

And 79% are surprised when other people don’t stay for those trademark post-film scenes. 97% of fans planning to see Avengers: Endgame say that they routinely stay for the mid- and post-credits scenes from Marvel.
It's likely a new record will be set in the weeks ahead — there's talk that Endgame might hit $300 million in domestic opening or even deliver a jaw-dropping $1 billion worldwide start. If Avengers: Endgame finishes as 2019's highest-grossing release it would give the Russo's back-to-back years with the box-office title. Their Avengers: Infinity War topped all competition in 2018 with $2.08 billion in global box-office, a lush total that also established a new sky-high record for the superhero genre. Avengers: Endgame is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo working off of a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
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63% feel that the release of Avengers: Endgame qualifies as a historic moment in cinema.
Avengers: Endgame not only leads this week's pre-sales in a landslide fashion, it earned a perfect 100 out of 100 points on Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz index. Moreover, the fan interest has given an extra bump to Captain Marvel, which debuted in a big way in March but now, a full six weeks into its theatrical run, the Brie Larson-starring film has jumped to No. The movie is tracking to be the fastest preseller in the 19-year history of Fandango and on pace to become the all-time pre-sale champ. 4 in the latest Fanticipation movie buzz index. Theater chains are scrambling to post new showtimes to meet the crush of fan interest.
The Russos have implored fans to protect the plot points of Avengers: Endgame, which will bring about major changes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that began with the 2008 release of Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. as the cornerstone character for a superhero saga that has spanned 21 interconnected films to date.” />
81% are trying to avoid all spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
57% have temporarily unplugged from social media in order to avoid Endgame spoilers.
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More data from Fandango as the momentous Marvel movie closes in on its release:
Fandango reports that the three-hour superhero epic from Disney's Marvel Studios has already sold-out more than 4,000 screenings in North America, a nod to the intense anticipation of moviegoers in communities from Hilo, Hawaii, to Newington, New Hampshire. Avengers: Endgame made its star-studded world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday but the rest of the planet is more than eager to get a look, too.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Announces Presidential Bid, Says “It’s Time To Fight Back”

Just this week, a handwritten registration for the Texas bar surfaced, listing her heritage as "American Indian." Her DNA testing that proved she had minuscule Native American heritage was once believed to be a fatal blow to her presidential ambitions, and the issue refuses to die. She faces an uphill battle.
She was also lampooned on notoriously liberal Saturday Night Live in a Weekend Update sketch. Warren was also mocked for an online video that showed her sipping a beer with her husband in her home kitchen, an attempt to humanize that fell flat.
Kennedy III of Massachusetts, who also introduced her at the rally.” /> Warren received two endorsements Saturday, being supported by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Representative Joseph P.
Warren proposed a tax hike on the wealthy, which she called the "Ultra-Millionaire Tax."
The Lawrence site was chosen because of its connection to a successful labor strike started by women, hitting on themes Warren will emphasize in her campaign. Warren made her announcement at a rally in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and will then barnstorm, visiting New Hampshire, Iowa and four other states.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren formally declared today that she's running for president, capping a months-long buildup that included DNA testing, online video experiments and much debate.
“Today, millions and millions and millions of American families are also struggling to survive in a system that has been rigged by the wealthy and the well-connected,” Warren said. “Like the women of Lawrence, we are here to say enough is enough!”
Well, let me tell you something, these same rich guys have been waging class warfare against hard- working people for decades – I say it’s time to fight back!” She added later, “When I talk about this, some rich guys scream ‘class warfare!
Warren's speech in Lawrence focused on the middle class, claiming the economy favors wealthy donors.

Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge Dies: ‘Wicked Tuna’ Cast Member Was 28

Wicked Tuna also spawned spinoff series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks. Fudge was the first mate on Capt. McLaughlin's fishing vessel, Pinwheel. The series, which follows Gloucester commercial fishermen as they brave the North Atlantic to catch the elusive bluefin tuna, wrapped its seventh season in April.
He was 28. Nicholas "Duffy" Fudge, a cast member on National Geographic Channel's Wicked Tuna reality series, has died. The Remick and Gendron Funeral Home in Hampton, New Hampshire, posted on its website that Fudge died Thursday, July 19. A cause of death was not given.
National Geographic and the show's producer Pilgrim Studios shared news of Fudge's passing on social media. "We join his family and friends in mourning his untimely loss," they wrote.
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