From adventures of superspy, wizards to daredevil action, here are Hollywood’s top 10 grossers of 2011 in India.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, Anil Kapoor
USP: Cruise recreated the magic of the action spy franchise in the fourth installment and broke records worldwide once again as superspy Ethan Hunt.
Still running in theatres
Rs 40 crore
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part II
Director: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
USP: The eighth and final installment in the boy wizard’s franchise finally came to a teary end with the much-awaited and brutal death of ‘He-who-must-not-be-named’, Lord Voldemort.
Rs 36 crore
Transformers: dark of the moon
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley
USP: Metal clanked beyond decibel levels in the third installment as Sam Witwicky helped Autobots save Earth from Decepticons.
Rs 36 crore
Pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz
USP: Depp brought back Captain Jack Sparrow to life on the big screen with his drunk moves and wasted wit.
Rs 34 crore
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker
USP: The speedy duo brought back the deafening but enviable gurgle of the engine, babes and some hot chases for the fifth time in this one.
Rs 29 crore
The adventures of tintin: the Secret of the unicorn
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig
USP: The Belgian boy reporter came alive on the big screen in 3D mocap becoming the highest grossing animated film in India.
Rs 27 crore
Kung Fu Panda 2
Director: Jennifer Yuh
Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie
USP: The fluffy cuddly Panda warrior brought back some hardcore Kung Fu moves packed with laughter in the second outing in the franchise.
X-Men: First Class
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
USP: If the first four X-Men installments left one wanting for more, this gave an entire prequel on the origins of the mutants.
Rs 22 crore
Battle: Los Angeles
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez
USP: Though it could not win over in the West, it scored good numbers in India, courtesy a more gritty take on alien invasion.
Rs 20 crore
The Hangover: Part II
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis
USP: The wolfpack reunited for another bachelor party and this time in Bangkok. What resulted was comic mayhem, laugh riot.
Rs 15 crore