Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame is raking up records in India even before its release, with BookMyShow witnessing record advance ticket sales of 10 lakh tickets in a single day.
The online ticket booking platform witnessed a peak of 18 tickets per second, even before the film releases in cinemas on April 26 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
“We expect Avengers: Endgame to break more records as cinemas continue to open the advance bookings,” Ashish Saksena, Chief Operating Officer – Cinemas, BookMyShow, said in a statement on Monday evening.
Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is widely regarded as the most anticipated movie of all time. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, amongst others.
“Avengers: Endgame is not just a movie, it’s an epic culmination of a decade-long journey which the fans have taken with us across 22 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The phenomenal interest shown by audiences across the country, is testament of how this is one of the most anticipated movies for the fans and we can’t wait for them to watch it,” said Bikram Duggal, Head – Studio Entertainment, Disney India.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday: “Avengers: Endgame advance booking is unheard of, unimaginable and unprecedented. Much better than several Hindi biggies that opened in 2018 and 2019.”
#AvengersEndgame advance booking is unheard of, unimaginable and unprecedented… Much, much better than several #Hindi biggies that opened in 2018 and 2019… Eyes a record-breaking, historic start in #India… Dear BO records, get ready to be smashed and shattered!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 22, 2019
The interest has been more in metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
“Around 2.25 lakh tickets have been sold which is about 74 percent of the capacity for weekend. We have 1000+ shows per day for the movie in over 100 cities. Maximum tickets were sold in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai,” Rahul Kadbet, Vice President Programming, Carnival Cinemas, was quoted as saying.
The demand for the film, which will show supervillain Thanos engaging in an epic battle with superheroes like Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, was anticipated.
“As anticipated, across the country, the shows of Avengers: Endgame are almost sold out in a very short time. The first-day advance sales have been unprecedented,” Rajender Singh Jyala, Chief Programming Officer, INOX Leisure Ltd. said.Back to latest news