Avengers: Endgame creates HISTORY! Demolishes box office records of Baahubali 2, Dangal, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sanju

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New Delhi | Updated: May 9, 2019 3:19:34 PM

It’s now second behind the Baahubali sequel.

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Avengers: Endgame grossed an estimated $26.7 million (about Rs. 187.14 crores) in India, it’s on the way to a record-setting $1.2 billion opening weekend at the worldwide box office. Now, it the second biggest opening weekend after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in 2017. Avengers has achieved a bigger opening weekend than any Bollywood film in history, besting last year’s Sanju, despite being released in fewer screens: 2,845. That’s because it reportedly has a much higher average theatre occupancy. Endgame released in India in Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu.

TARAN ADARSH’S TWEET:

Film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Avengers Endgame writes H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, has a record-breaking, blockbuster weekend. Unimaginable, unbelievable, unprecedented trending. Fri 53.10 cr, Sat 51.40 cr, Sun 52.70 cr. Total: Rs 157.20 cr Nett BOC. India biz. Gross BOC: Rs 187.14 Cr.”

The $26.7 million opening weekend for Avengers: Endgame marks a 67 percent improvement on its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War, which grossed $18.19 million (Rs. 120.9 crores) in the first three days. According to numbers provided by Disney India, Endgame grossed Rs. 63.21 crores (about $9 million) on Friday, Rs. 61.19 crores (about $8.76 million) on Saturday, and Rs. 62.74 crores (about $8.98 million) on Sunday for a three-day total of Rs. 187.14 crores. Net box office collections, excluding entertainment tax, for the highly-awaited Marvel movie are Rs. 157.2 crores (about $22.5 million).

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TARAN ADARSH’S TWEET:

Further, Taran tweeted that, “Avengers Infinity War versus Avengers Endgame. Opening Weekend biz:
2018: Avengers Infinity War Rs 94.30 cr / 2000+ screens
2019: AvengersEndgame Rs 157.20 cr / 2845 screens
Avengers Endgame has collected 66.70% higher numbers than Avengers Infinity War. Nett BOC. India biz.

Here are the top opening weekend collections:

Prabhas starrer Baahubali 2: Rs 128 crore
Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju: Rs 120 crore
Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai: Rs 114.93 crore
Aamir Khan starrer Dangal: Rs 107.01 crore

On its current trajectory, Endgame looks set to beat all records for Hollywood films in India. Infinity War currently leads that bracket with over Rs. 294.26 crores ($43.59 million). According to an EY-FICCI report released in March, Infinity War accounted for one-fourth of all Hollywood revenue in India. Moreover, local versions in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu make up 50-60 percent of Hollywood revenue in India, which in turn accounts for 10 percent of India’s total box office.

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