After a world premiere on 22 April, Avengers: Endgame hit theatres in India on 26 April. The film brings to a close an 11-year-long saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has been spread over 22 films. It has been directed by the Joe and Anthony Russo and produced by Kevin Feige.
- Avengers: Endgame sees the Avengers attempt to undo the destruction Thanos wreaked on the universe in Avengers: Infinity War
- Ticketing platform BookMyShow recorded 2.5 million tickets in advance sales in India ahead of the film’s release
- Film trade analysts predict that the movie could earn a whopping Rs 350 crore at the Indian box office
- ‘Avengers: Endgame’ earns $169 million from 25 major markets internationally
- Fans turned up excited for the first day first show at 7 am in the morning
'Avengers: Endgame' Fans Speak Their Hearts out on the First Day First Show
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and loads of other actors hit Indian theatres on 26th April. So The Quint headed to watch the first day show of the movie at PVR, Lower Parel. Fans spoke about their expectations from the film before the show started and also recorded their experiences after the film. No spoilers, promise!
Joe Russo Talks About His Cameo in the Film
Spoilers alert! Joe Russo has spilled the beans about his character in Avengers: Endgame. He essays the role of a gay man in the film, and it will be a cameo.
“Representation is really important,” Joe Russo told Deadline. “It was important to us as we did four of these films, we wanted a gay character somewhere. We felt it was important that one of us play him, to ensure the integrity and show it is so important to the filmmakers that one of us is playing the character. It is a perfect time, because one of the things that is compelling about the Marvel Universe moving forward is its focus on diversity”, the director said.
Google Gets on Board With 'Avengers: Endgame'
Avengers: Endgame is here, and celebrating the Avengers spirit is none other than Google itself.
Want to know what happens when you search ‘Thanos’ on Google and click on his Infinity Stone-studded gauntlet? Well, you can a: Actually go to Google and try it. Or B: if you are feeling lazy, just look at the tweet below.
Oh snap... That's one way to get rid of spoilers. #Thanos— Google India (@GoogleIndia) April 26, 2019
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Ticket Prices Soar in Cities Like Delhi and Mumbai
According to reports, ticket prices for Avengers: Endgame are soaring unbelievably. In Delhi, prices have reached Rs. 2,400. In Mumbai, tickets are available at Rs. 1,765 at Inox Insignia.
'Avengers: Endgame' Has Made $155.6 Million in Just Two Days at China Box Office
'Avengers: Endgame' Makes $169 Million Globally Already
According to this latest report in Variety, “That heroic haul includes a $107.5 million debut in China, an $8.4 million launch in South Korea, a $7 million bow in Australia and a $6 million day one in France. All in, it shatters industry records for a single-day gross in as many markets.”
MAYHEM update ?????#AvengersEndgame overseas 1st day gets a whopping $169M from 25 major markets ??— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) April 25, 2019
South Korea $8.4M
Hong Kong $2.7M
Indonesia $2.5M @MarvelStudios @Avengers
For Everyone Catching the First Day First Show, the Avengers Have Something to Say
The Russo Brothers Have a Mission For You
For all those who’ve now seen Avengers: Endgame - the makers of the film, Anthony and Joe Russo have a message and mission for you. Watch!
Film Trade Expert Taran Adarsh Predicts a Tsunami at the Box-Office for 'Avengers: Endgame'
With a 5-star rating, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh has tweeted that Avengers: Endgame exceeds expectations and that India needs to get ready for a “Tsunami at the box-office”.
#OneWordReview…#AvengersEndgame: MARVEL-OUS.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 25, 2019
The hugely-anticipated film exceeds the humongous expectations... Emotional, humorous, lots and lots of surprises in store... Get ready for a Tsunami at the Boxoffice. #AvengersEndgameReview pic.twitter.com/DW6SQNiEFq
Our Film Critic Stutee Ghosh Is In the Marvel Universe Right Now
Look out for Stutee’s review of Avengers: Endgame on The Quint as soon as she’s out.
Post ‘Avengers: Endgame’, What’s Next for Marvel Fans?
While the movie enjoys a phenomenal reception, the Avenger buffs clearly have mixed emotions about it. As the joy of a new Avengers movie coming out fades away, they are faced with the reality of it also being the last one.
One wonders, is it really the end? And as the Twitter buzz goes - there ain't no post credits scenes either. But there is always a silver lining.
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Time Magazine Loved the Marvel Extravaganza
Stephanie Zacharek has reviewed Avengers: Endgame for Time magazine and seems impressed. Here’s an excerpt:
“The Russos and their writers clearly took pains to give nearly each character a gratifying arc, and a proper—if not necessarily soft—place to land.”
'Avengers: Endgame' Spoilers Anyone?
'Avengers: Endgame' Seems to Be Exceeding Expectations
Here are a few tweets from fans and critics down south who are giving a very enthusiastic two thumbs up to the latest Avengers instalment.
#AvengersEndgame [5/5] : A Perfect Entertainer!— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 26, 2019
Has everything one can ask for..
Fun.. Emotions.. Action.. Clever Screenplay..
The Mass Moments Fans expect..
A Grand Finale for the glorious path travelled so far.. ??
I never had tears for a superhero movie like this.!!! High on emotions. It will just exceed all our expectations. One of the greatest movie indeed. Watch it only in English.!❤️ Tamil dubbing seems to be crooked. Next show again on saturday evening..!! Repeat..!!#AvengersEndgame— T H M Official™ (@THM_Off) April 26, 2019
#AvengersEndgame is unarguably epic and emotional in every sense. What a fitting, nostalgic-filled end to one of the best movie franchises ever. You can't have a better closure to some of the most popular characters. Moved me, entertained me and gave me more bang for my bucks.— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) April 26, 2019
'Avengers: Endgame' to Be Screened 24x7 in Theatres
As far as Indian theatres are concerned, midnight and post-midnight screenings of films is not a common phenomenon. However, that seems to be changing with Avengers: Endgame as the marvel film is screening 24x7 in many theatres. Shows on Saturday (second day of release) begin as early as 3 am in the morning.
Fans Excited for First Day First Show
On a bright Friday morning, Marvel fans made their way to the theatres to catch the first day first show of the much-awaited Avengers: Endgame. For most fans, getting tickets for the first weekend of the release, especially first day, was very difficult. Many even showed up dressed in their favourite superhero t-shirts.
No Post-Credit Scene in 'Avengers: Endgame'?
Marvel will reportedly break the tradition of having a post-credits scene in Avengers: Endgame by including an audio clip instead. The audio has been described to be “clanking”, which fans have speculated could allude to Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, building his suit in a throwback to 2008’s Iron Man, the film that started it all.
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2.5 Million Tickets Sold in Advance in India Ahead of ‘Avengers: Endgame’
Ahead of the film, ticketing platform BookMyShow witnessed record advance ticket sales with 2.5 million tickets sold by 25 April.
It was earlier reported that one million tickets were sold in just over a day since advance booking for Avengers: Endgame opened.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the advance booking for Avengers: Endgame was “much, much better than several Hindi biggies that opened in 2018 and 2019. Eyes a record-breaking, historic start in India”.
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