In just 18 days since its theatrical release, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya in lead roles, became Hollywood’s third-highest grosser in India after ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019) A film to do. and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018).
So far, the film, which has crossed the $1 billion mark globally, has earned Rs 259.67 crore in India, earning Rs 202.34 crore after tax. It is number 3 among all films released in India in 2021 after Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ and Akshay Kumar-led ‘Sooryavanshi’.
Among Hollywood movies in India, ‘Spider-Man’ is within the picking distance of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Rs 227.43 crore) but still a long way from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (Rs 373.22 crore).
Analysts expect “Spider-Man” to see a sharp rise in global earnings after its release in China, the world’s biggest cinema market.
The film’s unexpected success would have been a cause for celebration, but for the shadow of the shadow omicron The increase, which has seen the Delhi government shut down theaters and several state governments reverting to the 50 per cent occupancy rule.
Two upcoming big-ticket releases – Shahid Kapoor-led cricket drama ‘Jersey’ and Telugu director SS Rajamouli’s multilingual ‘RRR’ have been put on the backburner as their makers want to wait and see how the Covid-19 bounces off. Slip out.
Talking about the success of ‘Spider-Man’, independent film trade analyst Sumit Kadel said: “It was bound to do well as it is a Marvel Studios film. Movies originating from the Marvel universe were hugely popular in India. Of all the actors who previously played the title role, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield also did the trick.”
Media and Internet Research Analyst Karan Taurani said: “The film provides the cinema experience at large. This is why people have gone out to watch the film in large numbers as the experience cannot be replicated on a smart screen or TV. Is.”
Shifting her focus to audience profiles, Taurani said: “If you look at the demographics, what is missing from cinemas right now is the 45-60 age group. These are the people who haven’t started coming to theatres. The way they did before the pandemic. However, the youth viewership has gone up to pre-pandemic numbers.”
“Spider-Man,” concluded Taurani, “has really benefited from the youth horde.”