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Box office revenue in India 2010-2022

The Indian film industry is one of the largest in the world. It is known for its charisma, versatility, and worldwide appeal. It also enjoys the highest viewership in the world. The box office revenue for the Indian film industry in financial year 2020 was valued at about 139 billion Indian rupees. This figure was estimated to drop to only 30 billion the following year from the pandemic impact. However, estimates for fiscal year 2022 show recovery.

Diversity in the Indian film industry

India is a multi-lingual country. Consequently, films in India are made in several languages, thereby dividing Indian cinema into different sectors. Each sector is specific to its region and culture. In 2016, the Hindi film industry, also known as Bollywood, accounted for more than 40 percent of the total box office revenue for the year. Tamil and Telegu are the other two major sectors in cinemas in the country.

Revenue generating potential of Indian films

India consistently produces more films than any other country in the world. In the financial year 2018, the Indian film industry made over 1,800 movies. The return on investment in Indian movies is generally high. In 2018, a Bollywood movie ‘Uri- The Surgical Strike’ made 800 percent more than its investment cost.
That year, India’s film industry collected more than 180 billion Indian rupees in total with the majority of the money coming from domestic theatrical revenues. In addition, the revenue generated from ancillary sources increased exponentially.

Box office revenue for the Indian film industry from financial year 2010 to 2020, with estimates until 2022

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

FY 2010 to FY 2020

Special properties

overseas and domestic revenues for threatriccal releases.

Supplementary notes

Note: India's financial year begins in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2016 started in April 2015 and ended in March 2016.

One Indian rupee is equal to 0.014 euros and 0.011 dollars as of October 2020.

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