The day the whole cinematic world had been waiting for arrived yesterday, with Avengers: Endgame‘s release. The film not only shattered records everywhere but is also setting benchmarks for all to follow. Endgame as a film is super impressive (and super emotional) and from what things are looking, it will definitely enjoy a clear winning run.
Avengers: Endgame shatters all records in Pakistan
After coming to Pakistan, the film – since yesterday- has been shattering records in different territories. For starters, the film created a record in the Rawalpindi/Islamabad region by collecting 72 lacs on Friday. Second, the Karachi sector went up to 1.4 crores, beating all previous records. The film overall broke all existing opening records as it collected a huge 4.5 crores, defeating the opening record of Sultan i.e. 3.4 crores. Had the Urdu dubbed version of the film released here,the collection in Lahore would have been even more.
It is worth mentioning that the highest opening day number for a Pakistani release is under Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2’s belt which recorded a 2.9 crore Day 1.
Here are the top 5 openers at the Pakistani box office:
1.Avengers Endgame: 4.5 crore
2.Sultan: 3.4 crore
3.Fast 8: 3.23 crore
4.Sanju: 3.2 crore
5.Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2: 2.9 crore
A few facts about its incredible international business
If we go territory wise, the film released in China first and created an unprecedented record for Hollywood movies, with 107.2 million, beating China’s homegrown product Monster Hunt 2. The film further broke opening records in the following countries: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Newzeland, the Philippines, Korea, the U.K., Brazil, Egypt, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Trinidad, and Uraguay. It also registered opening day records in Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
In the U.S territory, the film has broken the Thursday preview record of Star Wars by collecting a whopping 60 million. The film is looking to collect a 157million on Friday (including previews). Avengers most probably will collect a total of approximately 349 million over the weekend, which is unheard of.
In our neighboring country, the film registered a bombastic opening with collections going over 53.10 crores, beating the opening day collections of Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindustan. The film released on approximately 2845 screens and has achieved an amazingly high occupancy level which no other film had until now. The film looks poised for one of the biggest 3 days in India.
From here on, the film will continue to break many records, as the repeat value and the content appreciation levels are very high. Looks like happy days are here again.
The box office numbers are obtained from an independent box office tracking site Entertainment Pakistan