Avengers: Endgame has had a huge opening in India. It earned Rs 53.10 crore on its first day.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest figures and wrote, “#AvengersEndgame emerges a game changer… Sets new benchmarks on Day 1… An eye opener for the industry that feels national holidays/festivals yield best results at the BO… Fri ₹ 53.10 cr Nett BOC. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 63.21 cr. NON-HOLIDAY RELEASE.”
He further tweeted, “#AvengersEndgame is SENSATIONAL… Creates HISTORY… Records highest *Day 1* of 2019 *so far* Emerges biggest #Hollywood opener *to date* Crosses *Day 1* biz of #ThugsOfHindostan, the biggest opener from *Hindi* film industry [₹ 52.25 cr – #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu].
Note that it opened in North America, India, and most other major markets only on Friday. If all goes according to the plan, the Russo brothers directorial will end up with an astonishing 900 million dollar plus opening weekend, and it will likely need just a couple more days to top the 1 billion mark.
It remains to be seen whether it can beat James Cameron’s Avatar to become the highest worldwide grossing movie ever. It will definitely come close.
Avengers: Endgame is the sequel to last year’s Avengers: Infinity War and set in its immediate aftermath. Thanos, the Big Bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wiped out half the universe and also killed half of the superheroes in the process.
The remaining Avengers are dealing with the tragedy and also finding ways to bring their friends back. The focus of the movie is going to be on the original Avengers.
Joe Russo said during his Mumbai visit, “This movie focuses on the six original Avengers and closes the book and the stories being told about them in the last decade. We spent a lot of time with the writers to see that we deliver a powerful, emotionally impactful ending and hopefully it will be delivered.”
The reviews for Avengers: Endgame are quite glowing.
It holds a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus reads, “Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga.”
The Correspondent Bureau with inputs from agencies