Avengers Infinity War India pre-sales break records, behind only Baahubali 2

Avengers Infinity War India pre-sales break records, behind only Baahubali 2
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Just a few hours after tickets for the highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ film Avengers: Infinity War went live on April 22, thousands of tickets were sold out. Not just this, the overall response to ticket bookings for the star-studded film has been “extremely encouraging” across formats. Not since the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion have pre-release sales been this high.
Twenty two superheroes, including Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo’s The Hulk and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, and one big villain after six infinity stones — Avengers: Infinity War is bringing the deadliest showdown of all time to the big screen on April 27 in India.
The off-screen Avengers army has assembled to grab the tickets to watch the epic on-screen battle.
“The response to ticket bookings for Avengers: Infinity War has been extremely encouraging across formats. And while, as expected, the craze for watching the film on an IMAX screen is huge, the sales have been remarkable even for the 3D format,” Ashish Saksena, Chief Operating Officer – Cinemas, BookMyShow, said in a statement to IANS.
“Given the huge anticipation around the film from fans, Disney opened the advance bookings on Sunday instead of Wednesday as is the trend and this turned out to be a rewarding decision.”
Echoing this, Rajender Singh Jyala, Chief Programming Officer, INOX Leisure Limited, said the advance booking response for the film is “outstanding across all their multiplexes”.
“We opened advance bookings on Sunday (April 22) morning and we sold over 40,000 tickets by 7 pm, which is the highest ever for any Hollywood movie and second highest advance of all time after Baahubali 2.”
Devang Sampat, Director – Strategic Initiatives, Cinépolis India, told IANS: “In one day of advance booking, we sold around 50,000 tickets which is history in the making.
“We have seen an amazing response for the 3D and 4DX formats. Occupancy of 4DX and IMAX is almost 75% in one day, according to advance booking, which we have never seen before.”
Talking about cities, Yogesh Raizada, Vice President, Wave Cinemas, told IANS: “Delhi/NCR has got an encouraging number of bookings. Being a metro city, it has more English-speaking gentry with lots of superhero fan following.”
“Avengers: Infinity War is one of the most awaited and anticipated Avenger movies. Since it’s a long weekend followed by Monday which is a Buddha Purnima and the next day is May Day, we are expecting to see an overwhelming opening. Kids are done with their exams and as they are the biggest target audience for this genre, we are expecting a huge crowd,” he added.