Hollywood superhero movie The Avengers has beaten Ajay Devgn and Anil Kapoor starrer action film Tezz at the Box Office in India in the first weekend. The multi-starrer sci-fi English flick has raked in Rs 15 crore at the collection centres in the country, while multi-starrer Hindi movie has grossed Rs 11.25 crore in three days.
The Avengers was released on 800-plus screens, in 3D, IMAX 3D and 2D in India on 27th April. Besides getting rave reviews from Indian film critics, the movie also opened to overwhelming response at Box Office in the country. Along with the English version, the movie was released with dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and theatres with all versions were running housefull.
However, The Avengers collected Rs 4.01 crore nett on the first day of its release. The business of the film grew up by 6 to 23% on Saturday and Sunday and the film earned Rs 4.67 crore and Rs 5.32 crore, respectively. The movie is going strong on the weekdays too and is expected to set a new record at the India Box Office.
However, UTV Motion Pictures, which is distributing the film in India, has claimed that The Avengers' collection is the third biggest Hollywood weekend earning after Avatar (2009) and Mission Impossible IV: Ghost Protocol (2011).