Marvel Studio’s Avengers Endgame has several records to its credit. Now another record has been added to the title. The film was the best-selling film in India this year in terms of online ticket sales. Directed by the Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony, the film broke several box office records.
Popular online ticket booking platform BookMyShow released the ticket sales figures. In the year 2019, BookMyShow hosted over 1,880 films in different languages and Avengers Endgame became the best selling Hollywood film with sales of over 8.6 million (86 lakh) tickets. This film was released in the month of April in India.
Avengers Endgame served Marvel superheroes’ fans well after they were crest-fallen seeing many of their favourite heroes perish in Avengers Infinity War.
Avengers: Endgame, which was widely anticipated for months before its release, had a substantial cultural impact. In 2019, following the death of Tony Stark in the film, a statue representing the character in his Iron Man armour was erected in Forte dei Marmi, Italy.
Avengers: Endgame grossed $ 858.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $ 1.939 billion in other territories, for a worldwide total of $ 2.798 billion. It is the highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the second-highest-grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada, and the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide when adjusted for inflation. The film had a worldwide opening of $1.2 billion, the biggest of all time and nearly double Avengers: Infinity War‘s previous record of $640.5 million.
The movie became the highest-grossing movie in India on day one.
Uri: The Surgical Strike after Avengers Endgame
Second in the sequence is Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike on the BookMyShow platform, with ticket sales of more than 5.7 million (57 lakh). These two films are followed by Kabir Singh, Saaho, War, The Lion King and Mission Mangal respectively in the list of highest ticket sales on online platforms.
Uri… was released on 11 January. Vicky Kaushal was in the lead role in the film. The film had a slow start commercially but it gained momentum soon. The film received very good reviews. The movie is included in the Rs 100 crore earners’ club.