Avengers film tickets

Avengers: Endgame crashes ticket sites as theatres brace for new record

AMC Entertainment Holdings, the biggest US theatre chain, couldn't handle the traffic when tickets went on sale on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time).

Fandango, a top ticket supplier, also struggled to meet demand. It put customers in queues, and then told them, "The line is paused".

Disney's Marvel Studios also released a new trailer for the film, helping stoke excitement.

AMC likened the crash to the moment in the previous Avengers movie when villain Thanos kills half the people in the universe.