Avengers: Endgame topples Star Wars preview record

It is now possible that The Avengers: Endgame could score an unprecedented billion-dollar worldwide opening as its global numbers would need to surpass the $700 million mark.

In India, the country's main ticket trader said advance sales had exceeded 2.5 million tickets, and some cinemas in the usually Bollywood-mad country are planning around-the-clock screenings.

According to the early estimates, Avengers: Endgame has raked in a whopping 45 crores on its opening day at the Indian box office.

The 21 preceding films - featuring numerous comic book heroes created by the late legend Stan Lee - have earned about $19 billion globally. Needless to say, said cameo appears at a particularly spoiler-sensitive moment in the movie, so if you've yet to see Endgame with your own two eyes, look away now - lest we ruin the surprise. The collection of 'Avengers: Endgame' makes it the third highest opener ever in India. This is more than double of the opening day collection of Karan Johar's ambitious Bollywood ensemble cast production Kalank, which has registered 2019's highest opening for Bollywood at Rs 21.60 crore. On the other hand, "Avengers: Endgame" has earned Rs 53.10 Cr from 2845 screens. On top of that, Avengers: Endgame was a non-Holiday release.

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Avengers: Endgame is setting a record by showing at 4,662 North American locations. The new film is looking at anything between Rs. 160-165 crore by Sunday in India, a market increasingly considered crucial by Hollywood.

"The expectations for this movie are insane", he said. The superhero film that is being billed as the cinematic event of the year, released amidst overwhelmingly positive reviews from fans, film critics and movie buffs. "I expect fans to go back for repeat viewings of Endgame throughout the weekend to catch all the things they missed in the film's three-hour running time".

It shows supervillain Thanos engaging in an epic battle with superheroes like Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.

  • Michelle Webb