Avengers: Infinity War: India collection- Rs 200.25. Picture: Reuters
Avengers: Infinity War, touted as the biggest Hollywood release in India, has taken the Indian box office by storm with opening day collections falling in the range of Rs 30-35 crore, according to Box Office India report.
In addition, the film has started on a marvellous note if the early occupancy in theatres for the film is taken into consideration. The film opened to 90 percent occupancy in cinema halls on first day of its release. The film’s occupancy on day one is higher than Baahubali 2- The Conclusion, the report added. As for 2018, Avengers: Infinity War opened bigger than any Bollywood movie this year despite releasing on limited screens of 2,000.
The biggest Bollywood release this year Padmaavat played on over 3,750 screens and opened in the range of 40-45 percent occupancy. However, it is important to note that the film was banned in few states. Another big-ticket Hindi film Baaghi 2 released on over 3,500 screens and opened in the range of 50-55 percent.
According to film trade analyst Ramesh Bala, Avengers: Infinity War has taken an all-time number one opening for a Hollywood film in Chennai, beating all Tamil releases in 2018 with collections worth Rs 78 lakh.
Online movie ticketing platform BookMyShow a day before the release of Avengers: Infinity War announced that the film has sold over one million tickets and the movie is stands second to Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in all time advance sales bookings.
The regional language versions of the film have contributed to 25 percent of the overall advance ticket sales with its Hindi version leading the way. Nearly 50 percent of the screen count is devoted to the dubbed versions including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu.
Avengers: Infinity War has crossed the USD 200 million mark at the worldwide box office and is expected to do USD 235 million for the opening weekend in North America, making it all-time number 2 with Star Wars: The Force Awakens taking the top spot with earnings of USD 248 million.
The film has scored an all-time number one opening in countries like South Korea, Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hongkong, Vietnam, Central America, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, UAE.