In doing so, it also serves as a fine example of grief porn.
The latest entrant from Marvel Studios, Avengers: Infinity War, has posted the highest first day box office collection in India by far this year with its gross box office collections of Rs 40.13 crore. And yes, that's quests, plural. The movie composer, who received nominations at the Oscars, was also involved in Cast Away, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, The Polar Express, and Ready Player One. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality.
The film has made a whopping Rs 31.3 crore on its first day.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for our Weekend Wrap-Up with Tim Briody, where he'll chronicle the official estimates. For these heroes, irrespective of how much danger they were in, would always emerge victorious. The Avengers even had a contest in Age of Ultron as to who can lift the mighty hammer. Maybe without an alien armada at her doorstep, she can still salvage the Vision for Avengers 4.
Internationally, it is predicted to make over $500 million in the opening weekend and has already raked in more than $100 million.
The movie's biggest failing is that it is unable to capitalise on the emotional weight of some of the losses the Avengers incur, because it's so easy to tell that none of this is permanent. Much like our Bollywood heroes.
Avengers: Infinity War is out now. For a movie like Infinity War, it's going to be on the longer end, because it's a massive blockbuster that will run a little longer than most other movies do. This movie, and really - the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole, should have never worked.
He continues, "Given the huge anticipation around the film from fans, Disney opened the advance bookings on Sunday instead of Wednesday as is the trend and this turned out to be a rewarding decision". Sets the box office on fire. Along with Brolin, the film stars Robert Downey Jr. It'll be interesting to see how Rocket figures into whatever the next move might be, while Okoye might be occupied safeguarding Wakanda with its king gone.
Did you spot the Easter egg?
"And it was quite controversial", Chanchlani said. Who out there could not see the end coming? Marvel has kept mum on the new title for Part 2. One wonders if it is time now for us to have better writers for our films.
Why do we willingly submit to such torture?
Remind you of anyone?