Avengers - Infinity War has taken the second biggest advance of all time behind Bahibali - The Conclusion as it has notched up pre sales of aound 29 crore nett. This is higher than any outright Hindi film easily surpassing the two Salman Khan starrers Tiger Zinda Hai and Sultan which were both holiday releases.
Its actually sad to see the top films in terms of advance are not from the Hindi film industry and more than being top two its how far ahead they are in terms of advance. This could never have happened around twenty years back when the Hindi film industry made far more universal films as compared to the urban multiplex films it makes today.
The advance of Avengers - Infinity War is higher than Bahubali - the conclusion in terms of Nett Gross at most of the metro multiplexes but the difference is other multiplexes and single screens where Bahubali - The Conclusion is better. The advance means a bumper opening for Avengers - Infinity War and it will be about how high the opening day number can go as the screen count is around 2000 screens compared to 4000 plus of normal big releases though capacity has been built due to highest rates ever and the increment for 3D screenings.
The top ten advances of all time are as follows,
1. Bahubali - The Conclusion - 37,53,00,000
2, Avengers - Infinity War - 29,00,00,000 apprx
3. Tiger Zinda Hai - 24,76,00,000
4. Sultan - 21,53,00,000
5. Dangal - 18,84,00,000
6. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo - 15,73,00,000
7. Dhoom 3 - 15,18,00,000
8. Happy New Year - 13,62,00,000
9. Kick - 12,89,00,000
10. Bajrangi Bhajaan - 12,65,00,000