FARGO - For the first couple of days, there won’t be an end to “Avengers: Endgame” showings in Fargo.
Showtimes for this blockbuster will run continuously through Saturday night at Century Cinema, General Manager Tristan Ross said Wednesday, April 24.
Most of the seats for Thursday’s shows are already sold, though Ross said there might be a few singleton or front-row seats available for those who don’t mind having the mad Titan Thanos looming over them.
Ross said the Century and West Acres theaters will open with eight screens showing the film, and likely will cut back to six or seven screens in following days. But if ticket sales remain as strong as they have been, Ross will keep adding showings. Night owls can take in a 3:30 a.m. showing on Friday. And early birds can start at 6:30 a.m. at Century and 7:15 a.m. at West Acres on Friday.
“We’re not going to turn away anybody. That goes through the week,” Ross said. “We’ll keep adding shows.”
The oh-my-God early shows are still your best shot at getting a good seat, Ross said. Century has also stocked up to keep patrons popcorn buckets filled, while every employee who is available has been asked to punch in.
“Pretty much everyone on our staff will be working at this point,” Ross said.
Thanks to online ticket sales that make it as easy as whipping out your smartphone to buy a seat for the 3 hour and 1 minute bladder-testing epic, there weren’t any crazed fans camping out at the Century on Wednesday, but Ross said he expects lots of folks dressed in their favorite Marvel Cosplay costumes for the film.
“Avengers: Endgame” is expected to take in $250 million to $268 million in the first three days of release, Variety reports. It will be showing in 4,600 North American theaters, the widest release of any movie to date.
The first movie of the two-part mega-saga, “Avengers: Infinity War,” opened with $257.6 million in the U.S. in April 2018. “Infinity War” ended up raking in more than $2 billion at the box office worldwide.
Only three other films have passed the $2 billion mark: “Titanic,” “Avatar,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Variety reported that “Endgame” is expected to bring in $800 million worldwide this weekend. Disney reported that the movie grossed $107.2 million in China on Wednesday.
Ross said theatergoers are being urged to not spoil the “Endgame” experience by sharing the movie’s plot points with others in the theater.
Signs will be posted throughout Century Cinema with the tagline “#ThanosDemandsYourSilence.”
“Respect your fellow movie goers,” Ross said.
“Avengers: Endgame” picks up where “Avengers: Infinity War” left off.
In “Infinity War,” Thanos collected all six of the Infinity Stones and with a snap of the fingers on his stone-studded gauntlet, eliminated half of life in the galaxy, including some of our superhero favorites.
In “Endgame,” it’s up to the surviving Avengers, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), to find a way to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore the universe.