One fan took their Avengers: Endgame paranoia too far this weekend, attacking a co-worker for sharing details about the new movie. Hype surrounding the film has been rising for months, finally culminating in its release this past weekend. Endgame marks the epic conclusion of the twenty-two movies that represent "The Infinity Saga," a series that began way back in 2008 with Iron Man. It's also an ending of sorts for the six original Avengers: Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor, and the Hulk. Though it doesn't feel like it's been that long, these heroes first teamed up way back in 2012's The Avengers.
Avengers: Endgame opened with an impressive $1.2 billion worldwide in its first weekend, shattering numerous records in the process. It's made more money globally than any other movie this year and has already hit $350 million in the United States. Also noteworthy: the number two movie of the weekend was a Marvel film as well, Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson as the titular hero. It was released back in March and pulled in $8.3 million in its 8th weekend of release.
Per ABC13, the incident occurred in Texas this past Sunday when a Domino's employee attacked a co-worker for sharing a spoiler. The employee, Justin Surface, received a citation after police were called to the store. No one from Domino's would speak with ABC13 about the assault, though a customer did comment on how crazy it was. It's not the first incident of its kind either: a man was reportedly beaten up outside a movie theater in Hong Kong over the same thing.
Fans have been understandably concerned about spoilers, though this person clearly didn't handle it correctly. Those who haven't made it to the theater yet haven't been shy about taking fellow moviegoers and celebrities to task for sharing spoilers about the movie. Leading up to Endgame’s release, directors Anthony and Joe Russo pleaded with fans not to spoil the film for others, sharing a letter on Twitter with the hashtag Don'tSpoilTheEndgame. In it, they thanked fans for their enthusiasm and asked that they not ruin the experience for others.
In addition to its impressive box office haul, Avengers: Endgame has achieved near universal critical acclaim. It's currently at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes' Audience Score, so average viewers are enjoying it as well. The level of excitement surrounding the film has been unprecedented, with Fandango ticket pre-sales surpassing Avengers: Infinity War by 5 times in the first week alone. It makes sense that fans want to go into the movie knowing as little as possible. However, regardless of how excited they are, attacking a co-worker isn't advisable.More: Marvel TV Finally Impacts The MCU Movies In Avengers: Endgame (After 6 Years)
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