The biggest Hollywood film of the year, Avengers: Infinity War is set to release on approximately 2100 screens in India, thereby being one of the widest release of all time for a Disney/Marvel film. The producers are screening the film only at Cinema Halls that are equipped with the DCI technology, which has restricted it from making optimum utilization of the screens in India. While the film is releasing all across in all major multiplex chains, it is the B and C centres where the film is not releasing on all screens.
The advance booking of the much-anticipated superhero film started across India on Sunday and has fetched an earth shattering response all across. The tickets have been selling like hot cakes and the IMAX properties across India have been booked in advance for the entire weekend. Even at premium multiplexes like PVR, INOX and Cinepolis, the prime-time shows have been sold out for the weekend, and the film is expected to record a unheard occupancy over the weekend.
In Mumbai, prime properties like, PVR Juhu, Cinepolis Thane, PVR Andheri West, Inox Ghatkopar and Cinepolis Andheri West are expected to record 90% plus occupancy on the opening day, which would be a record of sorts. Like is the scenario in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bangalore. The ticket rates of the film have been hiked and as per the limited sample size analysed, they are higher than Baahubali 2, Tiger Zinda Hai and Padmaavat.
Despite the limited screen size, the film is looking to start at around Rs 25 crore (Nett) in India, thereby emerging the biggest Hollywood opener of all time. The numbers can be higher; however, all depends on the total show count and the capacity in terms of turnover of the 2100 screens on which the film is releasing.
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