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India a very promising market for Hollywood films

In the last decade we had on an average 61 Hollywood releases every year

Since the last few years, the Indian box office is among the top markets for Hollywood films. There are more than 600 Hollywood films that have been released in India over past few decades and they have profited immensely from the Indian market, getting a substantial jump each year. In the years 2018 and 2019 itself, we have had two highest grossing Marvel films- Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame - at the Indian box office, as both films smashed all records of Hindi films as well as previous Hollywood releases.

If we look at the table below, the total numbers of Hollywood films that have released every year in the past decade have been quite stable. On an average, every year we had 61 Hollywood releases in 10 years. Interestingly, in the current year itself, we already have 30 Hollywood films released here in less than five months. This shows how the audience in India is increasingly getting even more accepting towards Hollywood cinema and it also makes us wonder where India will stand in terms of best market for Hollywood in the next 10 years! Somewhere on top for sure, going by the above numbers!

Films Released
Year Hindi English 
2009 91 60
2010 150 74
2011 128 67
2012 149 55
2013 174 53
2014 195 56
2015 210 60
2016 226 70
2017 219 52
2018 202 69
2019 95 30
     

 

- Bhavi Gathani

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