After a wait of 10 long years, Marvel’s biggest cinematic offering Avengers: Infinity War is going to hit the theatres on April 27. While the buzz around this mega-crossover treat across the globe is beyond measurement, the film has experienced a record-breaking advance booking ticket sales in India as well. And why not so? This mega-ensemble event brings the most stellar set of actors together — right from Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr Strange.
All this while we were just saying that trade is expecting crazy numbers from Avengers: Infinity War from day 1 itself. Now we know what they are looking at. Trade Analyst Ramesh Bala’s predictions for the film will leave you shocked. He writes, “30 Cr Nett – Day 1 and 100 Cr Nett – 1st Weekend BO expected for #AvengersInfinityWar in #India.” No Hollywood film has ever managed to earn that kind of numbers on the first day. Fast & Furious 7, that still holds the highest opening day number for India, had made only Rs 12 crore. If Avengers: Infinity War manages a haul of Rs 30 crore in the opening day, it will create history. If that’s not enough, Bala also feels the first weekend numbers will be of the range of Rs 100 crore. Incredible!
Thanks to a deafening craze around the film because it is one of the most loved franchises worldwide. It’s not just a movie but a celebration. The previous films still rank in the highest grossing Hollywood films’ list in India. This time stakes are higher as there is a possibility of the superheros dying in the film which will surely affect the fans. With a heavy heart, they will watch the movie in India. Right now, spoilers have become a bigger fear than Thanos himself because there are many who have watched the film already. With such buzz around the film, such numbers are not too exorbitant at all. Check out the tweet right here…
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 26, 2018
May This Film Could Make Box Office History
Disney (DIS)’s latest Marvel Studios production, “Avengers: Infinity War” opens Thursday night to high box office expectations. The film, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman and Scarlett Johansson is on track for a domestic opening at around $230 million opening, according to industry analysts.
With its massive star power and a storyline that is ten years in the making, “Infinity War” could topple “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to have the biggest domestic opening in history.
“If any film has a shot at beating ‘Force Awakens’ $248 million opening weekend record, it’s ‘Infinity War,'” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore (SCOR). “‘The Force Awakens’ had a build-up to its release that was decades in the making, but ‘Infinity War’ has a must-see factor built on the concept of bringing together of an almost unimaginable array of top Marvel characters in one enormous cinematic extravaganza.”
Analysts stress that box office predictions for movies this big are very difficult to nail down and Disney is being conservative with its own forecast, which is at $210 million or more. “Infinity War” is the studios’ magnum opus, a culmination of 18 straight number one hits, and Disney has marketed the film as such.
Posters for “Infinity War” feature a dizzying display of the film’s 20 plus heroes. Trailers and featurettes stress words like “Legacy” and “Family” and advertising has played up the nostalgia with splashy photo shoots that included nearly every actor, director and producer from the Marvel universe.
Franchise stalwarts like Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man, and Evans, who plays Captain America, are nearing the end of their contractual runs and have expressed a desire to shed their super suits. The sense that “Infinity War” could be an end of an era has made the film an event that feels more like a TV series finale than a major motion picture.
Fandango announced Thursday that the film is the third highest pre-seller in its 18-year history behind “Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
The buzz has led to a huge roll out for the film, which opens in the U.S. and Canada in over 4,470 theaters, which includes more than 3,800 3-D locations and 405 IMAX screens. “Infinity War”
raked in $39 million on Wednesday, making it the biggest debut of all time in South Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Avengers: Infinity War open today to tremendous response, undoubtedly!