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  • Star Track

    Here’s a quick quiz to get this week’s note rolling: which event occurred at least 4 times in each year from 1971 to 1983, both years included?
  • Extended Lifeline?

    Is the performance of the aforementioned titles a one-off phenomenon or is it indicative of a more significant and widespread change underway in the theatrical life cycle of our films?
  • Reinventing For The Smartphone, OTT Era

    Faced with the major shift in consumer behaviour, some enterprising folks are thinking up innovative ways to try and draw today’s mobile savvy audience to the cinema hall, and to keep them engaged whi
  • The Truth Is Stronger Than Fiction?

    As we race towards the halfway mark in the calendar year, it is with a sense of pleasant astonishment that one looks back at what has been a quite spectacular 2018 at the box office so far.
  • The Spy Who Came In For The Gold

    Raazi has surpassed even the most optimistic projections of the trade by sailing past the 100-crore mark in ticket sales in the course of its third weekend in theatres.
  • Untapped Grey Sells

    In the midst of all the (richly deserved) hoopla around the spectacular performances of Avengers: Infinity War and Raazi, it is easy to lose sight of the more-than-decent box office foray of another f
  • Import Explodes

    Though we tend to assume that Christmas, Eid and Diwali releases are the most likely to make or break collections records, it is the last weekend of April – bang in the midst of the supposedly barren
  • Eleven Presentations And A Quasi-Funeral

    CinemaCon, the annual convention of the predominantly North American but increasingly global exhibition community, seems to get bigger and better each year.
  • Undervalued Home?

    Each year, MPAA (Motion Pictures Association of America, the association of the leading Hollywood studios), releases a comprehensive statistical report on the performance of the global film industry d
  • Unity In Diversity

    In a vocation as risk-fraught as ours, and one marked by the absence of reliable tools for forecasting the likely business of films with any degree of surety, there is a widespread tendency to lean on
  • Food For Thought

    A few days back (April 4, 2018), a two-Judge bench of the Bombay High Court heard a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the prohibition on bringing outside food and beverages into cinema hall