The Conjuring 2 scares away Amitabh Bachchan’s TE3N at Indian Box Office

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 13, 2016 17:47 IST
Amitabh Bachchan’s TE3N is the latest casualty to a big Hollywood release at the Indian BO.

The Conjuring 2, James Wan’s horror sequel has scared away Bollywood competition in its opening weekend at the Indian box office.

The film earned Rs 19.8 crore in its opening weekend while Amitabh Bachchan-starrer TE3N came second with Rs 11.23 crore, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Read TE3N review: Amitabh Bachchan, take a bow

Read The Conjuring 2 review: A louder, overlong carbon copy of the original

2016 has been a great year for Hollywood releases in India. The biggest film of the year is Disney’s The Jungle Book, with revenue almost hitting the Rs 200 crore mark.

Read: The 5 films that helped Hollywood beat Bollywood at 2016’s Indian BO

Ryan Reynolds superhero film Deadpool beat Katrina Kaif-starrer Fitoor at the box office back in February and the superhero epic Batman v Superman beat John Abraham’s Rocky Handsome in March.

The Angry Birds Movie beat Ram Gopal Varma’s Veerappan two week ago and X-Men: Apocalypse left Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Sarbjit trailing in the dust.

Read: X-Men: Apocalypse is beating Aishwarya’s Sarbjit at the Indian BO

This trend is likely to grow as the country adds more screens and the audience evolves in its preferences.

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