Indian film box office – additional information
The film industry in India is popular with theatre goers. The industry produces over 1,000 domestic films a year in a variety of languages in order to cater to its diverse audiences.
Domestic movie productions dominate the box office in India on a weekly basis. In a ranking of the highest grossing domestic movie productions in India for 2016, ‘Dangal’ came first with a net collection of 3.75 billion rupees. ‘Dangal’ which translates to ‘Wrestling Competition’ in English, is a biographical sports drama staring Aamir Khan and Sakshi Tanwar. The movie was also released in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
'Dangal' is currently occupying the second spot on the list of all time highest grossing Bollywood movies in India. At the top of the list is 'PK', a satirical science fiction comedy film which was released at the end of 2014. It grossed over 7.9 billion rupees at the box office and was shown at a record 5,200 screens across India.
India is not exempt from the appeal of Hollywood films. In 2016, the remake of 'The Jungle Book' became the highest grossing Hollywood movie production of all time in India, with a gross of almost 184 million Indian rupees. 'Furious 7' and 'Jurassic World' completed the top three of the list.