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Beating Avatar, Avenger Endgame now global box office champion.

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Avenger Endgame was a box office powerhouse when it released back in April, dragging in a near record-breaking amount of money–but despite its monster opening, the movie wasn’t quite able to take the box office earnings record from another enormous movie: director James Cameron’s Avatar. According to Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, that situation as changed, however, with Disney announcing at San Diego Comic-Con that Endgame has overtaken Avatar’s box office record.

All in all, Endgame has grossed $2.79 billion at the global box office, besting Avatar‘s total by only about $1 million. Avatar needed a mere 41 days to beat the previous record holder, Titanic (also directed by Cameron), while it took Endgame 85 days to get past Avatar.

In India, Endgame stands as the highest grossing Hollywood film ever with lifetime box office collections of ₹373.22 crore. It had taken the Indian box office by storm, minting Rs. 157 crore within three days of release, easily raking in the highest opening weekend for a Hollywood film in the country ever. The record for the highest opening weekend for a Hollywood film in India was previously held by Avengers: Infinity War (₹94.30 crore), the previous installment to Endgame. The new film had earlier clocked in ₹52 crore on Friday, the highest opening day of all time for a Hollywood film in the country.

Interestingly, in India, Endgame was released in just 1,700 theaters, which is negligible compared to the 4,500-5,000 screens notched up by big Bollywood films. However, the opening day collections of Avengers were the third highest ever in India after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and Rajinikanth’s science fiction flick 2.0.

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Shahid Kapoor to start shooting for ‘Jersey’ on Dec 13

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Mumbai: Despite being unwell, actor Shahid Kapoor will start shooting for his next project “Jersey” on December 13.

Shahid has been under the weather for a while, and his doctor has advised him to put hold on all work commitments and take bed rest.

“Shahid is a thorough professional and a man of his words. Therefore, even though the doctor had advised him bed rest, he tried to fulfill his commitments for a recent award ceremony to the best ability. Now, keeping his health in mind, the shoot of ‘Jersey’ will start a week later, on December 13,” said a source.

Shooting was scheduled to start last week.

“Jersey” is a Hindi remake of the Telugu hit of the same name. The Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original movie. The story is about a talented but failed cricketer named Arjun, who decides to make a comeback in his late thirties and play for India, in order to fulfil his son’s wish.

The Hindi version also features Mrunal Thakur, and is being presented by Allu Aravind, and produced by Aman Gill and Dil Raju.

Gill said: “Shahid has a very professional approach towards work and he has always given his best. However, he recently fell extremely ill, and his health is of utmost importance to us. Therefore for him to recover fully we decided to delay the film’s shoot by a week and now will start on December 13.”

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