‘Avengers: Endgame’ begins screening in Qatar theatres

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Doha: Avengers: Endgame released in Doha today and going by the number of shows being screened in Qatar, this could easily be the one of the biggest movie releases ever.

Well over 1,000 shows are listed in more than 14 theaters of the country from today till Sunday. The 182-minute movie, which premiered yesterday worldwide to raving reviews, is screening in 2D, 3D, iMax3D and 4D in Qatar theatres. While there are 202 shows in 2D today, IMax 3D is screening about 12 shows, 18 shows in 3D and 4 shows in 4D.

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the movie will have around 200 plus shows daily. With the first show listed for 9am and the last at 12:30am, the theatres are expected to see massive rush for advance booking.

The 2018 Avengers movie Infinity War ended with a cliffhanger in which Thanos (Josh Brolin) snapped his fingers with cataclysmic consequences that wiped out half the universe. The sequel is about the fractured Avengers rank who are compelled to take one final stand in a grand conclusion to the franchise that started a decade back in 2008 with Iron man.

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Such is the interest that “Endgame” has generated among movie goers, that some theatres in US are open round the clock on the opening days to screen the movie.

Film critics unleashed overwhelmingly positive reviews on Tuesday of “Avengers: Endgame,” the highly anticipated final installment in a decade-long superhero story from Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios.

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As of Tuesday afternoon, all but one of 56 “Endgame” reviews collected by the Rotten Tomatoes website were rated as positive.

“Endgame” concludes a story that has unfolded over 21 previous films since 2007 and become the highest-grossing franchise in movie history. It picks up where last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War” left fans hanging when several beloved heroes appeared to turn to dust.

CNN’s Brian Lowry said “Endgame” delivered a worthy finale.

“The filmmakers have sought to reward movie-goers with a spectacle that’s epic in every way,” Lowry said.

A O Scott of The New York Times said the movie provided the “sense of an ending,” even though many characters are expected to return in future films, and “a chance to appreciate what has been done before the timelines reset and we all get back to work.”

Box office experts say “Endgame” may break the opening weekend record for ticket sales in the United States and Canada, which now stands at $257.7 million for “Infinity War.Courtesy:ThePeninsula