Thursday, February 22, 2024

“Avengers: Infinity War” Premieres in LA, Screens for Press in NYC, and Disney-Marvel Braces for Reaction


It’s a tense night in the movie world.

Disney-Marvel screened “The Avengers: Infinity War” for press in New York City.

In Hollywood, the studio threw a lavish premiere. The red carpet was underway as the NY audience was letting out.

There’s an embargo on social media reactions until 1:30am Eastern. Reviews are prohibited before 6pm Eastern on Tuesday. The movie starts showing to the public on Thursday night.

A lot is riding on “Infinity War” especially since it comes on the heels of “Black Panther,” now the 3rd biggest movie of all time and still attracting crowds.

The whole Disney-Marvel universe hinges on “Infinity Wars,” which cost around $250 million and includes most of the characters from the Marvel world including Iron Man, Spider Man, Captain America, Thor and their assorted pals and extended family.

Two years ago, the last movie in the extended series- “Captain America: Civil War”– made $1.1 billion worldwide with $400 million of that in the US. The last “Avengers” movie in 2015 made $1.4 billion worldwide. The next “Avengers” movie is set for May 3, 2019, which may not be soon enough for die hard fans.

Stay tuned for social media reaction…shhhhhh!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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