Avengers: Endgame, the fourth and final chapter with the core team of superheroes, opened in North American theaters Thursday.
The movie will land on more screens than any movie ever before in U.S. and Canadian theaters.
About $120 million dollars in presales have already set records on ticketing services Fandango and Atom. AMC’s website was crashed by “Endgame” presale ticket buyers.
“I feel like it’s the definitive end to my childhood right now,” Dominique Monserrat, who had tickets to the first showing at the AMC Plainville 20 theatre.
“We’ve been watching these movies for 10 years now so it’s all coming to an end,” Jerrid Christoff said.
Even though the first showing at the Planville theater was at 6 p.m., some super fans arrived about an hour and a half ahead of time.
“I knew it was special to be (here for) the very first show of this movie theatre,” said 10-year-old Tyler Winn of Burlington.
But getting tickets wasn’t the easiest for some moviegoers.
“I have the app on my phone to get tickets and it was crashing so badly that it crashed my phone,” said Aaron of Rocky Hill. “So I had to have my father actually get it for me.”
Aaron works at Comics & Collectibles in East Hartford, which sold out of all their Avengers attire ahead of the movie showing.
“Looking for T-Shirts, hats, anything that they could get,” said owner and manager Sandra Soifer.
Some fans said they try to see as many opening nights as possible for the shared fan experience.
“Everyone in it together. I remember in Infinity Wars when everyone got sad together, or screamed together, or got hyped together,” Aaron said.
Fans are hyped to see how the 22nd film in the Marvel Studios’ saga ties up some major plotlines.
“I’m very excited. I’m very nervous to see these characters go through what they’re about to go through,” Monserrat stated.
“I’m sad to see them go but at the same time, now we got more heroes to look up to,” Christoff said.
Some of AMC’s theaters will stay open for 72 hours straight.
A spokesperson said in Plainville, the last showtime tonight is at 2 a.m. It’s a three hour movie, which will have fans watching into the early morning.
The theater then has its next showing at 8 a.m.