Beyond what happens in Avengers: Endgame, the one thing a lot of people have been obsessed over is how long it’ll be. It’s been known that it would be right around three hours, but when ticketing sites and theaters began listing a 182 runtime; many believed that was the final number. It turns out it was just a placeholder that was close to what it actually would be and now it seems like the final runtime is out.
According to THR, its a minute and two seconds shorter than what all ticketing sites have been listing:
“Endgame, directed by the Russo brothers, runs 3 hours and 58 seconds, the longest run time of any Marvel Studios title (Infinity War was 2 hours and 29 minutes).”
Yes, that includes credits. It hasn’t been confirmed by Disney yet, but if THR has the runtime down to the second it’s likely accurate.
The reason why theaters were listing 182 minutes is because they need a time that’s close to, but not shorter than, the actual runtime. That’s due to needing to block out theater time for twenty minutes of ads before the movie and then cleaning time after, not to mention the trailers.