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Avengers: Endgame release day highlights — Round-the-clock screenings, high ticket prices as frenzy around Marvel film rises

Avengers: Endgame releases worldwide today amid much buzz and fanfare. Follow our live blog for all updates and reactions to the film.

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Avengers: Endgame release day highlights — Round-the-clock screenings, high ticket prices as frenzy around Marvel film rises

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Apr 26, 2019 - 14:43 (IST)

Google tweets about its Thanos snap trick

Apr 26, 2019 - 13:56 (IST)

Rs 2400 per ticket for Avengers: Endgame show in Gurgaon

The frenzy around Avengers: Endgame continues with one show in a PVR in Gurgaon being priced at Rs 2400 and another in Mumbai at Rs 1700, a report in Business Insider states.

Multiplexes across the country are also being allowed to have round-the-clock screenings of the film, with midnight and early morning shows. 

Apr 26, 2019 - 13:31 (IST)

Avengers cast answer some of the most Googled questions in this video

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:56 (IST)

Kevin Feige and Russo brothers suprise fans in theatres in US

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:43 (IST)

Marvel Cinematic Universe and the real world

Ahead of the release of Avengers: Endgame, we did a five-part essay series that attempts to understand the relationship between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the state of the world today. This series sought to engage with the MCU critically, and argue how their films have real world anxieties built within it. 

Part One: What makes Marvel films so popular?

Part Two: How Tony Stark is a metaphor for governmental outreach

Part Three: How MCU phase 3 subverts the superhero genre

Part Four: How MCU complicates the idea of an Alien

Part Five: Thanos and the idea of evil

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:14 (IST)

MCU cast members say #DontSpoilTheEndgame

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:11 (IST)

Scarlet Johansson and Brie Larson's red carpet looks go viral

At the LA premiere of Avengers: Endgame, Scarlet Johasson and Brie Larson wore jewelry with the Infinity Stones and their images went viral.

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:54 (IST)

Google introduces Infinity Gauntlet theme that wipes out half the results

If you Google 'Thanos' and find an Infinity Gauntlet, click on it and half of your google results will be wiped out in a snap!

Read more here

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:43 (IST)

MCU films and box office collections in India

Ahead of the massive release of Avengers: Endgame, we tracked how Marvel films has fared at the box office in India.

With Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Age of Ultron being the top 2 films, Ant-Man has been the lowest faring of the lot.

Read more here.

Avengers: Endgame releases today, on 26 April, worldwide. This is the last film in a massive 22-film marathon. What a marvelous feat of vision and execution the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, enriching pop culture in a manner that is without parallel.

It's been a long, emotional and sometimes exhaustive journey for fans following Marvel films, from Iron Man in 2008 to Captain Marvel, which releases just last month.

Read our movie review of Avengers: Endgame here.

The film focuses on the dynamics of the six original Avengers: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, with the help of Antman and Captain Marvel. The plot points in Endgame explore the aftermath of Thanos' snap, as seen in Infinity War.

Ahead of the release, the film was leaked on torrent websites in India. The film had reportedly been leaked on Tamilrockers website with a bad camera print of the entire film available on the website for free download.

In an interview with Firstpost, Joe Russo had said, "Endgame follows the 22 MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movies that have been watched over and over again. There is context to every shot we show in the trailer. Both my brother (Anthony) and I are dedicated to saving the film for those who want to enjoy it without knowing too much about it and contribute to the culture of discovering things as they watch it"

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