Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

'Avengers: Infinity War' gets 'marvel'lous opening in India

'Avengers: Infinity War' gets 'marvel'lous opening in India

Marvel Studio's latest offering Avengers Infinity War, according to the filmmakers, is on its way to become a cinematic milestone.

However, taking inflation into account would mean the Star Wars film still holds the United States record, with about $260m (£188.5m) in today's dollars.

When Avengers: Infinity War was first announced, it was touted as a strict two-parter, akin to the final two Harry Potter movies.

About $19.3 million Cdn is projected to come from Canada, making it the biggest opening weekend for a film in the country as well. The or 380 million come from collection of cinemas around world - with exception of China and Russian Federation, where it arrives on May 4 -.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Infinity War marks the third Avengers film and reportedly cost close to $300 million to make.

That compares with Star Wars films The Force Awakens, which drew US$119 million in 2015; and The Last Jedi, which took in US$104 million last December.

In this third Avengers film, the heroes must stop the universe's most unsafe being, Thanos, before he can gather the six legendary infinity stones, which would make him basically unstoppable. It was the largest Marvel Cinematic Universe opening ever in the United Kingdom. Its sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, launched with $191 million. While the Tiger Shroff starrer Baaghi 2 made 73.10 crores at the box office in its opening weekend, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's Padmavat made around 114 crores at the ticket window in its opening weekend as well.

Talking about the same, Rajender Singh Jyala, Chief Programming Officer, INOX Leisure Limited, said the advance booking response of Avengers: Infinity War is "outstanding across all their multiplexes". The first movie earned $623 million in North America, while the second made $459 million. This number could fluctuate when an official tally comes in on Monday.

And staying at No. 3 this week is "I Feel Pretty", bringing in an estimated $8 million.

Dergarabedian added that "Infinity War" showcased the big screen experience in a way that audiences embraced, despite all of the competition from "an nearly infinite array of options for on-demand entertainment".

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