New Delhi: Marvel’s blockbuster superhero flick 'Avengers: Endgame' is on a record-breaking spree in India. The film that collected ₹28 crore on Wednesday, has taken its box office total to ₹244.30 crore, and is now the highest-grossing movie of the year so far, beating war epic 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', which made ₹244 crore. It is also now the highest grossing Hollywood film in the country, surpassing the ₹227-crore earnings of the previous installment, 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
“'Avengers: Endgame' is on a record-smashing spree. The holiday on Wednesday (in some states) proved advantageous. It is now the highest-grossing Hollywood film in India," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh. “'Endgame' is the highest-grossing film of 2019 so far, it’s a bit too early to guess its lifetime business but one thing is certain — like 'Baahubali 2' (Hindi), every forthcoming Hindi biggie will be compared to 'Endgame' henceforth."
The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed film has the potential to cross the ₹387-crore earnings of Dangal, the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time, according to Adarsh. Trade website Box Office India said the film is looking to close its first week at ₹265 crore and touch the ₹400-crore mark in lifetime collections, a feat only achieved by the two Baahubali films and Rajinikanth’s '2.0' so far.
The Hindi version of the film also recorded the highest opening weekend of 2019 at ₹61 crore. Released in 1,300 screens, the Hindi version alone has the potential to beat all Bollywood offerings of the year so far except 'Uri'.