The success of ABCD 2 (collecting over 100 crores in it’s second week) and the forthcoming Salman Khan Eid release Bajrangi Bhaijaan have made distributors & exhibitors hopeful of a profitable third quarter.
But this quarter has also shown the growing market footprint of Hollywood films in India, which has exponentially raised it’s income in this market. Disney-Pixar’s animation film ‘Inside Out’ has amassed 4.38 crores in it’s second week of release, leaving behind the previous animation hits ‘Cars 2’ & ‘Toy Story 3’.
And the biggest Hollywood success story so far has been ‘Jurassic World’. The dinosaur franchise film has done business of around 77 crores nett in roughly 3 and a half weeks. With it’s income so far, Jurassic World has beaten the business of Avengers- Age of Ultron already and is still playing in theatres at the Box Office in India.
The growth in Hollywood films’ business reflects an emerging trend- audiences are open to preferring a Hollywood entertainer over Indian films if it promises wholesome entertainment. In 2015 itself, Hollywood films have made significant impact in the Indian film business.