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After Avengers Endgame broke all box office records across the world, it is setting new ones in India with massive footfalls in theatres and housefull shows. In India, the film got the highest opening for a Hollywood film, and the third highest opening ever (after Baahubali and Thugs of Hindostan) for any film.
Many have debated that it would automatically have becomes the biggest opener had it released on more screens.
According to Box Office India, Endgame released on only 2845 screens while Baahubali 2 had opened in 6500 screens and Thugs of Hindostan debuted in over 5000 screens.
The film had an extraordinary Monday when collections crossed the Rs 30 crore nett mark, earning approximately Rs 31 crore on the fourth day since release. Even with a 40% drop since the previous day, the Monday collection is the second highest ever after Bahubali – The Conclusion.
After a weekend collection of Rs 157 crore, the total Endgame collections are now Rs 190 crore nett in four days. BOI estimates that the figure may reach Rs 275 crore this week.
A BOI report said the Rs 300-crore nett mark would be hit over the second weekend “on a worst case scenario”. “The lifetime is even harder to judge but 2.0 is a good yardstick and that film did 413 crore nett across India and at the moment Avengers: Endgame has a better trend and also slightly higher numbers on Monday so the figures of that film can be beaten,” it said.
The film sold around 5.5 million tickets on BookMyShow alone. BookMyShow has contributed over 51% of the film’s overall net collection so far.
Ashish Saksena, COO – Cinemas, BookMyShow said, “Avengers: Endgame, the concluding film in the decade-long Marvel Cinematic Universe’s journey, has bested all previous Hollywood films released in India and it’s not surprising at all! The film’s phenomenal performance on BookMyShow is not only a reflection of the massive Marvel fan-base here in India, but is also a testament to the preference of millions of movie-goers who continue to choose BookMyShow to watch their favourite films, week after week. With the opening weekend already setting records, the film’s first week collections are likely to cross Rs 250 crore. Avengers: Endgame will continue to enjoy audiences’ undivided attention and set the cash registers ringing for the coming week as well.”