Avengers: Infinity War opening bigger than any Bollywood movie of 2018, earns Rs 40 crore
Avengers Infinity War box office collection on day one has broken records in India. It has registered the biggest day one collection for any film released in 2018 in the country.Updated: Apr 28, 2018 13:34 IST
Marvel’s latest release, Avengers: Infinity War has made movie history on Indian grounds. The film, with a collection of Rs 40 crore on the first day itself, is the biggest opener of 2018 in India. It is also the biggest Hollywood opener of all time in the country.
According to a statement by Disney India, the film had registered an opening of Rs 40 crore on Friday. Until this Friday, Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi 2 had the biggest opening day in 2018 at the box office with a collection of Rs 25 crore. Before this Marvel juggernaut, no Hollywood film had even been able to cross the Rs 15 crore mark on the first day.
The success of the film is even more phenomenal considering it released in only 2,000 theatres across the country while Baaghi 2 was shown in 3,500.
Avengers: Infinity War was released after months of buildup around the fate of its characters, who must face Thanos, their most formidable adversary yet. It was previously reported that Infinity War was pacing behind only Baahubali: The Conclusion in terms of advance tickets sold. Several shows for the weekend were sold out in a matter of a few hours after bookings were opened on Sunday.
Internationally, it is predicted to make over $500 million in the opening weekend and has already raked in more than $100 million. Marvel Studios reported on Friday that it scooped up $39 million in North America from Thursday-night previews, the highest preview title for a Marvel film and the fourth biggest preview gross ever.
Hollywood is watching to see if the film — featuring the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy — can smash the opening domestic weekend box-office record currently held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That film opened to $248 million in sales in its opening weekend in December 2015.
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First Published: Apr 28, 2018 09:38 IST