Avengers: Infinity War will be re-released in India on October 2, Disney India has announced. Unfortunately, only the Hindi-language dub is returning to theatres, so those hoping to get a big-screen experience of the original thing – you know, in English – are out of luck.
Disney India cited the “response to the Hindi version” alongside “an unprecedented record at the Indian box office” as the two reasons for Infinity War’s re-release in the country. While the studio didn’t provide any numbers to back up the former, the latter has been clear for some time: the third Avengers chapter stands as the highest-grossing Hollywood film of all-time in India.
Going by the latest available box office figures via Box Office Mojo, Infinity War grossed $43.59 million in India, which is about Rs. 294.26 crores. It’s the only Hollywood movie to enter the Rs. 200-crore club in the country. And with the upcoming release, there’s now a chance that the film might cross the Rs. 300-crore mark.
Globally, Infinity War ended its theatrical run at $2.046 billion, as the fourth highest-grossing film of all-time behind Avatar ($2.788 billion), Titanic ($2.187 billion), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion). Of course, these figures don’t account for inflation.
Avengers: Infinity War’s Hindi re-release date in India – October 2 – isn’t a Friday, because it’s been chosen out of being a national holiday due to the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
If you’re wondering about new films in the Marvel universe, its superhero slate continues with Captain Marvel in March 2019, followed by as-yet untitled Avengers 4 in May 2019, and Spider-Man: Far From Home in July 2019, which is a co-production with Sony Pictures.