Avengers starts Endgame of Khan rule on box officesnewstolive - April 27, 2019 67 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi, Apr 27: Avengers has put the three Khans of Bollywood. The craze for Avengers may have just have started the Endgame of Khans’ rule at box office.
With a whopping opening day collection of Rs 53 crore, Avengers: Endgame has beaten the first day totals of films by Khans. Avengers has become second biggest opening day grosser after Baahubali: The Conclusion, which got Rs 121 crore on day 1. opening. Avengers just went past Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan, which had collected Rs 52.25 crore, which is highest for a Hindi film.
Top opening day collections of Khan films
Aamir Khan – Thugs of Hindostan (Rs 52.25 crore)
Shah Rukh Khan – Happy New Year (Rs 44 crore)
Salman Khan – Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (Rs 40 crore)
It has become the biggest Hollywood opener in the country till date. From Iron Man to Captain America to Hulk to Black Widow to Thor — Marvel superheroes have assembled one last time in “Avengers: Endgame” to save the world and fight against Thanos. As conjectured by trade analysts, the movie is not only turning out to be an emotional affair for fans but also soaring high at the box office globally.
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” has taken an unprecedented opening at the Indian box office collecting Rs 63.21 crore (Gross Box Office Collection) and Rs 53.10 crore (Net Box Office Collection) in all languages. It released in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu across 2845 screens in India on Friday, according to the film’s representatives.
“The massive response by audiences across the country is a testimony of how emotionally invested the Marvel fans are in the ‘Avengers’ franchise. They have eagerly waited to watch the culmination of the journey of 11 years and their extraordinary love for the marvel characters is clearly evident today,” Bikram Duggal, Head – Studio Entertainment, Disney India, said in a statement.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said the fourth and final “Avengers” movie is already on the path to creating history.
“‘Avengers” Endgame’ is sensational…Creates history… Records highest Day 1 of 2019 so far… emerges biggest Hollywood opener to date… Crosses Day 1 business of ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’, the biggest opener from Hindi film industry (Rs 52.25 crore in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu).”
“‘Avengers: Endgame’ 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 box office,” Adarsh added.
He compared the opening day numbers of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”.
“2018: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ was Rs 31.30 crore/plus 2000 screens; 2019: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Rs 53.10 crore/2845 screens.”
Pointing out a coincidence, he wrote: “‘Baahubali 2’ released on (Friday) April 28, 2017; ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ released on (Friday) April 27, 2018; now ‘Avengers: Endgame’ released on (Friday) April 26, 2019… All three money spinners released on the last Friday of April, and non-holiday releases.”
News24 Bureau/ IANS