The latest superhero sensation from Hollywood, Captain Marvel has taken a superb opening in India. The female superhero, played by Brie Larson, is wooing the audiences in a big way, and the film has swept aside all competition from Indian films. In Chennai city, Captain Marvel thumped the new Tamil releases such as Boomerang and Sathru with absolute ease. In its opening 3 days, the film has grossed a massive 2.14 crore; this includes the dubbed versions too and also the extra 3D handling fees for each 3D ticket sold. The film saw progressive improvement in collections with each passing day, grossing 68 lakhs, 72 lakhs and 74 lakhs in its opening 3 days respectively.
Captain Marvel is the third best opening in Chennai city this year after Petta and Viswasam, which grossed 4.81 crore and 3.83 crore respectively in their opening 4 days. We have to see how far Captain Marvel can go as the audience word of mouth is mixed, as against last year’s mega blockbuster Avengers Infinity War which was unanimously celebrated as a superhero classic.
Captain Marvel is also the 2nd best ever opening for a Hollywood film in Chennai city after Avengers Infinity War which grossed 2.48 crore in its opening 3 days. Next month’s Avengers End Game is expected to shatter all these records and set the bar even higher, due to the immense hype surrounding it.