Thu. Oct 17th, 2019

Google ‘unleashes’ Thanos’ destructive snap on the web

Google ‘unleashed’ the fictional super villain Thanos’ destructive snap on the web as the anticipation for Avengers: Endgame grows.

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With the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame film now in theatres, Google decided to unleash Thanos’ destructive snap on its search engine.

Users who Google a simple query for ‘Thanos’, the fictional super villain, will be presented with the Infinity Gauntlet, which contains all the Infinity Stones.

It is no secret that Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War lead to half of the population fading into dust.

And that’s exactly what happens when users click on the Infinity Gauntlet which can be found on the right side of Google’s search results.

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According to CNET, once you click on the Gauntlet, before your very eyes the random elimination of half the search results will unfold.

“Google even gives you an updated count on search returns to show you the magnitude of your actions, displaying its familiar number of search results in the upper left corner. They decline from about 90 million results to just 45 million.”

Google’s Easter egg comes as Marvel fans’ anticipation grows for Avengers: Endgame. The movie, all three hours of it – opened on April 24 and is in theatres across South Africa now.

Avengers: Endgame at the box office

According to Forbes, Avengers: Endgame is already the second-biggest single day gross for any movie outside of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $119 million North American opening day back in December of 2015.

Yesterday was technically the “opening day” for Avengers: Endgame, even though time zone magic meant that yesterday was technically China’s second day for the MCU blockbuster.

The film earned an $80 million “pure Wednesday” gross, which is second only to Monster Hunt 2’s “pure opening day” gross of $86 million last year. 

“That said, the record-crushing $28 million in midnight previews pushed Avengers 4 to $107.2 million over its whole opening day.”

But of course, things can change over the weekend.

“If Avengers: Endgame gets to $120 million (or above) by the end of Friday, then it’ll be time to start discussing a $300 million opening weekend.”

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