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Avengers Endgame day 8 box office: MCU epic performs better on 2nd Friday than most Hindi films on their opening day

Marvel’s Avengers Endgame is well on its way to cross the Rs 300 crore mark in India this weekend.

hollywood Updated: May 04, 2019 23:16 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Robert Downey Jr. in a scene from Avengers: Endgame.(AP)

Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest offering is still raking in the big bucks, a whole week after its release. Avengers Endgame is no where close to stopping and made another Rs 12 crore on its second Friday.

According to a Box Office India report, the film’s total after adding day eight collections is at Rs 271 crore. With weekend here, the film will easily make another Rs 15 crore on Saturday and Sunday each, taking it’s nett collection across the Rs 300 crore mark. The film had already made Rs 310 crore gross by Friday.

Meanwhile, the Hindi release of the week failed to take off. Blank, starring Twinkle Khanna’s cousin Karan Kapadia and Sunny Deol, could not even make a crore on opening day. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter on Saturday to share the film’s figures. “#Blank has a low Day 1... Needs miraculous growth on Day 2 and 3 for a decent weekend... Fri Rs 97 lakhs. India biz... Mumbai circuit: Rs 32.63 lakhs. DelhiUP circuit: Rs 23.40 lakhs,” he wrote in his tweet.

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He also talked about Avengers and its grand success in India. “Why are most films struggling today? One of the key reasons is, we aren’t giving the audience what *they* want: Entertainment. Two years ago, #Baahubali2 [#Hindi version] crossed Rs 500 cr NBOC in India,” he wrote. “Now #AvengersEndgame is decimating previous records and setting new benchmarks... The audience is thirsting for well-made entertainers, but we rely more on packaging and marketing to do the trick... No wonder, our films misfire too often,” he added.

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“#AvengersEndgame has shattered two myths: Screen count and release period... Most *Hindi* biggies release in 3500 screens, even 4000 or 4500+ at times, yet those movies don’t achieve the numbers that #AvengersEndgame has amassed in just *seven days* on *2845* screens,” he said about the movie. The film has already become the highest grossing Hollywood film in India.

From Iron Man to Captain America to the Hulk to Black Widow to Thor -- Marvel superheroes have assembled one last time in Avengers: Endgame to save the world and fight against Thanos. The film, which is shot entirely with IMAX cameras, is helmed by the Russo Brothers -- Joe and Anthony. It is also doing well on 18 IMAX screens in India.

The film has made an astounding $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office, beating out the lifetime totals of Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2012’s The Avengers. It needs another $1.2 billion to cross the lifetime collections of James Cameron’s Avatar, the most successful in history with $2.7 billion collections.

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First Published: May 04, 2019 19:45 IST