Guwahati: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ opens with a smash! To earn approximately 5.5 lakhs on opening day
GUWAHATI: The fever first started in the year 2008 with the release of ‘Iron Man’ starring Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau and Gwyneth Paltrow and nothing has been the same ever since.
Even though the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) always existed in the form of popular comic books and other memorabilia, the revival of the movies from the universe has given superhero movies and fans a new meaning altogether, setting the bar very high for any other franchise.
Avengers Endgame, the final installment of the series has released today, April 26 and almost all of Guwahati’s theatres have recorded housefull numbers.
PVR: Dona Planet, PVR: City Centre, Cinepolis, Carnival Cinemas: Beltola, Grand Cines etc., all have at least 5 shows per day for the movie minimum, with one show even starting at 6:15 in the morning. Other cinema halls such as Anuradha, Apsara, Gold Cinema also have multiple shows for the movie. Avengers Endgame has also been released in 2D and 3D in both English and Hindi.
“We are booked housefull for this weekend and tickets are fast selling out for the consecutive week. Pre-booking for the movie started last Sunday (April 21) and since then, tickets have been flying off the shelves. We might even add more shows for the movie if we can,” said a theatre manager from Guwahati.
The bookings for the movie were done way in advance with the help of apps like BookMyShow.com, PayTM etc. and all shows are housefull with no seats available for the next few days.
“In terms of money, we are looking at quite a big number as people have been lining up to see the movie. Some even for the 6 a.m. show. Since we have around 10 shows, we might approximately earn 5.5 lakhs per day or more just by the sale of tickets,” said another theatre manager from a popular movie hall in the city.
“I have been waiting for such a long time to watch this movie. I was in line for almost an hour even after booking my tickets early. The excitement is killing me and I want to be the first one of my friends to watch it as I don’t want any spoilers,” said Raj Das, a student and MCU fan.