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Avengers Endgame India box office day 2: Marvel film shatters records, makes Rs 100 crore in two days

 Endgame is rewriting record books, shattering records at the India box office, and has made more than Rs 100 crore in two days of release.

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Avengers: Endgame has made Rs 100 crore in two days of release in India, trade analyst Taran Adarsh has said. The film opened to Rs 53 crore on Friday, and added Rs 51 crore on day two, for a total of Rs 104.5 crore, The Hindustan Times reports.

Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#AvengersEndgame is rewriting record books… Puts up a HISTORIC total on Day 2… Eyes ₹ 150 cr+ weekend… No biggie from *Hindi* film industry has achieved the target so far… Fri 53.10 cr, Sat 51.40 cr. Total: ₹ 104.50 cr Nett BOC. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 124.40 cr.”

He pointed out that the film’s theatre count (2845 screens) is a fraction of what the biggest Hindi films are released in. “#AvengersEndgame shatters the myth that a massive screen count is the key to collect big numbers on Day 1/weekend… #AvengersEndgame has released in 2845 screens, but its occupancy is much, much higher than *Hindi* biggies that open in 4000+ screens,” he wrote.

The film registered the second biggest opening of all time in India, after Baahubali: The Conclusion’s Rs 121 crore debut, and just ahead of Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan, which still holds the record for the biggest single day in Hindi film history, with Rs 52.25 crore.

“The unimaginable craze for #AvengersEndgame only goes to prove, yet again, that the moviegoers are willing to dig into their wallets/purses and shell out exorbitant money for tickets *if* the film is worth it… The charm of watching a film on big screen will never fade,” Adarsh continued.

Endgame is headed to a record breaking $1 billion global opening weekend, with an estimated $350 million opening weekend in the US – this is almost $100 million ahead of Infinity War’s $257 million opening weekend in 2018.

The Walt Disney Co. says domestically the film opened Friday with a record $156.7 million (including Thursday previews), besting Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($119 million in 2015, though it played on fewer screens) and Avengers: Infinity War ($106 million in 2018).

Outside the US, Avengers: Endgame broke another record by grossing an estimated $487 million at the end of Friday, surpassing The Fate of the Furious aka Fast & Furious 8 ($443 million in 2017).

The Marvel Comics superhero film also broke the record for the highest opening weekend globally of all time with $644 million at the end of Friday. The previous record holder was Infinity War with $641 million.

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