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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ three-day collection surpasses ‘Padmaavat’ in India

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One of the most awaited superhero movies, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War has been smashing all records. The Avengers franchise is off to a flying start with the star-studded film reaching a gross box office collection of Rs 120.9 crore in three days. The Marvel film has already left Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat, the highest grossing Indian film of the year, behind. Padmaavat started off with Rs 83 crore in the opening weekend.

MCUniverse’s latest project, an ensemble of stars like Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo, had an Rs 94.3-crore net box office collection in three days, making it the biggest weekend for any Hollywood film in India.

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Bikram Duggal – Head of Studio Entertainment, Disney India, said in a statement to IANS: “The opening weekend numbers are a testament to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ creating a cinematic milestone. The success goes to show the ever-increasing fan base and the pop culture phenomena that Marvel as a brand enjoys in India.”

The film recorded Rs 41.67 crore as gross box office collection (Rs 32.5 crore as net box office collection) on Sunday and a Rs 39.1 gross box office collection (Rs 30.5 net box office collection. The superhero film raked in Rs 40.13 as gross box office collection (Rs 31.3 net box office collection) on its opening day.

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The 19th film in MCU, Avengers: Infinity War is a unique one in the superhero genre as none of the heroes save the day despite their cool gadgets and powers.

-With IANS inputs