Avengers Infinity War beats Padmaavat, earns Rs 120.90 cr in three days in India
Avengers: Infinity War -- the 19th film in the decade-long Marvel superhero franchise -- has earned Rs 120.9 crore in the first weekend, besting all Bollywood releases of this year.Updated: Apr 30, 2018 13:54 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
One of the biggest superhero films of all time, Avengers: Infinity War, has done the unthinkable. The film has earned more than Rs 120 crore in India itself in first three days of its release. As per trade sources, the Hollywood flilm garnered Rs 41.67 crore on Sunday, taking its gross box office collection (GBOC) to Rs 120.90 crore.
The film registered Rs 31.3 crore (Rs 40.13 GBOC) on Friday and Rs 30.50 crore (Rs 39.1 crore GBOC) on Saturday. In a nutshell, Avengers Infinity War has collected Rs 94.30 crore nett box office collection and Rs 120.90 crore gross box office collection.
It’s bigger than any Indian film released this year. Even the highly publicised and controversial Padmaavat was restricted to Rs 83 crore, including paid previews on Thursday night. This phenomenal success in the Indian market is a direct reflection of how the film is faring in the western markets.
Avengers Infinity War has already broken the record for highest North American opening weekend, raking in $250 million at US and Canadian box offices. That beat The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the long-running Star Wars space saga that made $248 million in its opening weekend in 2015.
The film with at least 10 big Hollywood stars earned $630 million (approximately Rs 4181 crore) at the box office in its first weekend, the highest global opening of all time. The film has achieved this feat without even releasing in China which is the second biggest market in the world. The film was made at around $300 million budget with another $150 million or so used to market it.
Infinity War is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), combining a whopping nine franchises and a cast list that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood’s A-list.
The film, directed by the Russo Brothers, features Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hiddleston.
First Published: Apr 30, 2018 13:52 IST