Applaudience: Avengers Endgame to break records

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avengersendgame.jpgAvengers: Endgame set to become the top grossing film of 2019, surpassing £22 million in advanced ticket sales.

It will come as little surprise to most but after a very quiet Easter Box Office Weekend, data experts Applaudience have forecast that Avengers: Endgame will match the astronomical financial expectations set by the previous films, and is set to become the highest grossing film of 2019.

Due to the very warm weather over the Easter Weekend and the prospect of Avengers: Endgame launching in the following week, ticket sales were desperately low last weekend, without a single film making over the £1m mark.

This weekend’s forecast, however, will make delightful viewing for cinemas chains across the country, with 3.25% of the entire UK having already purchased advanced tickets.  As of Midday today, a staggering 1,177,613 tickets have been bought for Fri-Sun screenings and 2,148,092 sold over all dates.

This means that Avengers: Endgame has already made £12.1m in advanced ticket sales over the Box Office weekend and a further £10m across additional dates (based on an average opening weekend ticket price of £10.28 and all dates of £10.24).

Applaudience have confirmed that Avengers: Endgame will beat predecessor Avengers: Infinity War‘s hefty £29m Box Office opening weekend in 2018.

This will propel Avengers: Endgame to 2019’s No.1 and will take some feat to replace before the end of the year.

“Sold out” showtimes for Avengers: Endgame
Below are showtimes that are 95%+ sold out (only corner / front-row seats are left to book)

Regional Statistics

Applaudience data highlights how cinemas in the East of England have sold out of the greatest amount of Avengers: Endgame tickets in UK, with 34.3% of the total seats available in the region being pre-booked. This high percentage is closely followed by cinemas in the South East (28.9%) and East Midlands (28.5%). More rural regions of the UK such as Northern Ireland and Wales are less taken by Marvel madness, with only 15.3% of total seats available being sold out in Wales and 18.5% in Northern Ireland.

 

Applaudience have uncovered that the most popular time to head to the cinema for Avengers: Endgame this weekend is 7pm this Friday (26th April), with 80 cinemas reporting screenings that have sold-out or reached 95% capacity, with only corner and front-row seats left to book. 

However, time seems to be no obstacle for Marvel fans this opening weekend with 95% capacity sold out screening being reported every hour from 8am to 11pm across the opening weekend, with 904 screenings reaching this capacity in total over the weekend.

Most popular times: Friday: 17:00 – 21:00 | Saturday: 13:00 – 20:00 | Sunday: 13:00 – 16:00



Applaudience: Wild Rose blossoms under Shazam!

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wildrose.jpgWild Rose to bloom this weekend whilst Shazam! holds the Box Office top spot and the cinematic juggernaut, Avengers: Endgame, continues to dominate pre-sales, having already sold 865,000 tickets.

Entertainment One’s Wild Rose is forecast to be the underdog winner at this weekend’s Box Office, with the film expected to gross over £800,000. The delightful drama, starring Jessie Buckley as a Glaswegian with aspirations of Nashville, has received a number of strong reviews and great word of mouth from talker screenings, which has led to a surge in pre-sales.

According to cinema data experts Applaudience, the top two films remain unchanged this weekend, with Shazam! and Dumbo retaining the top spots, holding off Lionsgate’s latest blockbuster, Hellboy, which is expected to gross approximately £1.4m. It seems that the Box Office will be healthily spread this weekend, with the majority of films forecast to take between 550k – 850k.


1 – Shazam! – £2,700,000 – 2,900,000 (-30%)
2 – Dumbo  – £2,400,000 – £2,600,000 (-28%)
3 – Hellboy – £1,300,000 – £1,500,000 (New Entry)
4 – Captain Marvel – £840,000 – £940,000 (-23%)
5 – Pet Sematary – £790,000 – £890,000 (-46%)
6 – Wonder Park – £775,000 – £875,000 (New Entry)
7 – Wild Rose – £760,000 – £860,000 (New Entry)
8 – Us – £510,000 – £610,000 (-40%)
9 – Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun – £490,000 – £590,000 (-45%)
10 – Missing Link – £480,000 – £580,000 (-18%)

Avengers: Endgame has continued on its theatrical pre-sale rampage, with Applaudience forecasting that a staggering 865,684 tickets have already been sold as of 11am today. With an average ticket cost of £10.82, the Box Office has already reached £9,366,700.88, still with a whole two weeks until release!

Applaudience: Shazam! conquers Dumbo & Avengers snap ticket sales

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shazam.jpgShazam! set to topple Dumbo this weekend at Box Office & Avengers: Endgame crashes cinema sites with 488,000 pre-sales.

DC’s efforts to move away from the gritty Snyder/Nolan style of cinema and into more family friendly waters seem to have paid off. According to Applaudience, the cinema data experts, the superhero franchise’s newest venture,Shazam!, is going to top this weekend’s Box Office, with a predicted gross of £3.4m 


Shazam! has managed to pre-sell 53,000 tickets, (average ticket price of £10.82), totalling £580K in pre-sales, giving a forecast of £3.4m this weekend. This will just nudge Dumbo off the top spot, and will put them ahead of other new releases, Paramount’s Pet Sematary and Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun, as well as Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster, Captain Marvel.
In addition to this, based on five different models Applaudience have used, which factors in variables such as holidays, and the weather, they forecast that the Top 10 Box Office Movies this weekend are:


1 – Shazam! – £3,400,000
2 – Dumbo  – £3,200,000
3 – Pet Sematary – £1,400,000
4 – Captain Marvel – £935,000
5 – Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun – £885,000
6 – Missing Link – £840,000
7 – Us – £830,000
8 – Fisherman’s Friends – £370,000
9 – What Men Want – £185,000
10 – The Sister Brothers – £145,000

And we couldn’t go through this week’s update without mentioning Avengers: Endgame. This week, we saw the final trailer of Avengers: Endgame and the release of tickets in UK cinemas. The phenomenal demand for the Marvel epic saw a large number of cinema websites crash due to the heavy traffic. As of 1.30pm today, Avengers have already pre-sold 488,000 tickets, including 295,000 on Tuesday, giving a pre-sale total of £6m (which actually would make it this week’s No.1!).

With some cinema screenings already sold out and a number on the verge, still with three weeks until the release date, you better move fast to get your tickets if you want to see it before the summer!

Thanks to Applaudience for this article.