*BookMyShow has reported selling more than 2.5 million Avengers: Endgame tickets.
Avengers: Endgame is about to break records at the box office in India, where it debuts over 2,600 TV screens. Which is the highest ever in a Hollywood film on Friday morning.
On Thursday night, BookMyShow ticketing platform reported selling over 2.5 million tickets, the highest advance ticket sale on the platform for a Hollywood movie.
Trade analysts said the film had broken pre-booking records of some of Bollywood’s most anticipated releases such as Thugs of Hindostan and Tiger Zinda Hai. And is second only to Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, the highest grossing Indian film.
Avengers: endgame craze in India
Ticket demand was so high that cinemakers took tickets for shows as early as 5.35 am. Some theaters are going to perform in Mumbai at 3.40am.
“I’m an ardent Avengers fan and now that it’s coming to an end I can’t miss it,” said Janish Paul, 27, who works at an IT company in Bengaluru. After not scoring tickets at multiplexes throughout the weekend, Paul has booked a ticket for a Sunday show in a single-screen theater. “I don’t want to wait any longer because people will start sharing spoilers on social media platforms.”
Tandon, chief executive of the INOX Leisure Ltd theater chain, said the shows nearly sold out for the weekend across India. Even the advances of the weekdays were fast selling out, he said. “The advance sales on the first day were unprecedented and have already exceeded Avengers ‘ first-day footfalls: Infinity War. Over the weekend, we will be using more than 90 percent of our screens for Avengers: Endgame, “he said. Avengers: Endgame is set to become India’s largest release in Hollywood, and it is estimated that ticket sales will generate as much as 250 crores.
INOX Leisure has created special items from Avengers, like Black Widow Masala Cola, Iron Man Nachos and Captain America Caramel and Popcorn Cheese. Café and snack combos are also available for late-night screenings.