If the advance booking is any indication, then Avengers Endgame is all set to become the most successful film of all times.
At noon on Sunday, the advance booking for Avengers Endgame opened across India. Within 10 minutes the shows for Friday (April 26) were nearly full. Avengers Endgame is a highly anticipated event from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will also feature Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel was released recently and grossed over 80 crores in the Indian box office.
“We have never seen anything like this,” the manager of a leading multiplex chain told this writer. “We opened the advance and the seats just got filled by magic. No other film in living history has registered such rapid footfalls.”
With the demand fast exceeding the supply of screenings for the Marvel movie’s final hurrah, multiplex theatres across India now plan additional shows of the film, as last week’s big-ticket release Kalank shows a steep decline in ticket sales. Kalank was Karan Johar's magnum opus that starred Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt.
Kalank opened as the highest grosser in 2019, overtaking Ranveer Singh's Gully Boy, Ajay Devgn's Total Dhamaal and even Akshay Kumar's Kesari.
Says a source from a multiplex theatre, “We thought Kalank would continue to attract footfalls in its second week when Avengers releases. But just four days after Kalank opened audience attendance dropped by 60-65 per cent. With Kalank being an unexpected flop the coast is clear for an uninterrupted blockbuster run for Avengers Endgame from Friday.”
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