When it comes to Bollywood we all know who is our superhero delivering hits one after another (few misses here and there), it’s Salman Khan aka Blockbuster Khan. But Avengers: Infinity War, a movie on a record breaking spree has surpassed this mini record created by a Salman film years ago.
Now, we know that this Salman film came back in 2012 and was a super-hit back then but let’s celebrate for what it’s due. Avengers: Infinity War has crossed the 200 crore mark till now at the box office. It has surpassed Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger which still stands tall at the grand total of 198 crores.
We know it’s not a fair comparison as Salman Khan has moved miles ahead of Ek Tha Tiger, but who thought a Hollywood film would come and breach the 200 crore mark? If not for Salman Khan, let’s rejoice the fact that there has been a vast exposure of Hollywood films in India (at least ones with the superheroes).
The Disney-Marvel film, which released on April 27, will take in around $122 million this weekend from 4,474 North American locations, which, combined with its international total, will push it past the $1 billion mark, reports variety.com.
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Avengers: Infinity War is Marvel’s sixth film to reach that number, including the second most recent instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Black Panther.
Avengers: Infinity War brings together 22 superheroes to fight one supervillain Thanos. Anthony and Joe Russo have brought the story alive on the big screen with actors like Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johansson.
The film also features Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland. The superhero tentpole opened to $257.6 million weekend, attaining the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time. The film got a flying start in India too by recording a gross box office collection of Rs 120.9 crore in its opening weekend.