It doesn’t happen always, but this week Hollywood’s taken a march over Bollywood in box office collections. Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly’s The Angry Birds Movie, surprisingly, beat Ram Gopal Varma’s much hyped Veerappan to the ticket windows, collecting an impressive Rs 2.16 cr, compared to the Rs 1.77 cr the Hindi film could manage. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about both the films’ opening day figures.
Hollywood dominates yet again... #TheAngryBirdsMovie Fri ₹ 2.16 cr nett. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 28, 2016
#Veerappan Fri ₹ 1.77 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 28, 2016
RGV’s film is about the dreaded bandit who was killed in 2004, while The Angry Birds Movie is the cinematic transformation of a popular video game.
In recent past, Hollywood films like Captain America – Civil War, The Jungle Book, Batman V Superman and Deadpool left their strong imprints at the Indian box office.
#TheJungleBook [Week 7] Fri 34 lacs, Sat 56 lacs, Sun 67 lacs, Mon 28 lacs, Tue 25 lacs, Wed 24 lacs, Thu 23 lacs. Total: ₹ 183.94 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 27, 2016
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