Marvel fans in India are now finding themselves in a rather long online queue to grab tickets for the mother of all superhero film "Avengers: Endgame". According to IANS, BookMyShow has witnessed a record advance ticket sale with one million tickets sold in just over a day.
BookMyShow witnessed a peak of 18 tickets per second, even before the film releases in cinemas on April 26 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Ashish Saksena, Chief Operating Officer - Cinemas, BookMyShow, said in a statement to IANS issued on Monday evening: "We expect 'Avengers: Endgame' to break more records as cinemas continue to open the advance bookings."
"Avengers: Endgame" is the 22nd film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the latest after "Captain Marvel", which released last month.
The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson, amongst others.
"'Avengers: Endgame' is not just a movie, it's an epic culmination of a decade-long journey which the fans have taken with us across 22 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The phenomenal interest shown by audiences across the country, is testament of how this is one of the most anticipated movies for the fans and we can't wait for them to watch it," said Bikram Duggal, Head - Studio Entertainment, Disney India in news reports.
Rahul Kadbet, Vice President Programming, Carnival Cinemas, told in news reports: "Around 2.25 lakh tickets have been sold which is about 74 per cent of the capacity for weekend. We have 1000+ shows per day for the movie in over 100 cities. Maximum tickets were sold in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai."
Rajender Singh Jyala, Chief Programming Officer, INOX Leisure Ltd. said in news reports: "As anticipated, across the country, the shows of 'Avengers: Endgame' are almost sold out in a very short time. The first day advance sales have been unprecedented."
The craze for the film has also made some fly to different cities, says IANS.
A Twitter user also posted a request on Twitter to the film's directors -- the Russo Brothers, which read: "I am from India and a huge Marvel fan. In Silchar, Assam, there are two movie halls but none are screening 'Avengers...'. Help us."
With super villain Thanos all set for an epic battle with some of the most revered super heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more, the frenzy is justified.