'Spider-Man' perched at No. 3 spot among all Hollywood films released in India

'Spider-Man' is within leaping distance from the earnings of 'Avengers: Infinity War', but is still quite far from 'Avengers: Endgame'.

Published: 03rd January 2022 07:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2022 07:14 PM   |  A+A-

Spider Man, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch

Tom Holland(L) and Benedict Cumberbatch in Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.' (Photo | AP)

By IANS

In just 18 days since its theatrical release, 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', with Tom Holland and Zendaya playing the lead roles, has become the third highest grosser among Hollywood films in India, after 'Avengers: Endgame' (2019) and 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018).

Till date, the film, which has globally surpassed the $1-billion-mark, has grossed Rs 259.67 crore in India, netting Rs 202.34 crore after tax. That makes it No. 3 among all films released in India in 2021, after Allu Arjun's 'Pushpa: The Rise' and the Akshay Kumar-led 'Sooryavanshi'.

Among Hollywood films in India, 'Spider-Man' is within leaping distance from the pickings of 'Avengers: Infinity War' (Rs 227.43 crore), but is still quite far from 'Avengers: Endgame' (Rs 373.22 crore).

Analysts expect the global earnings of 'Spider-Man' to see a sharp spike after its release in China, the world's largest cinema-going market.

The film's unexpected success would have been a cause for celebration, but for the shadow of the Omicron surge, which has made the Delhi government shut down cinema theatres and several state governments reverting to the 50 per cent occupancy rule.

Two upcoming big-ticket releases -- the Shahid Kapoor-led cricket drama 'Jersey' and Telugu director S.S. Rajamouli's multi-lingual 'RRR' -- have been put in the backburner because their makers wish to wait and watch how the Covid-19 surge pans out.

Talking about the success of 'Spider-Man', independent film trade analyst Sumit Kadel said: "It was bound to do well because it is a Marvel Studios film. Films coming out of the Marvel universe are hugely popular in India. The coming together of all the actors who had previously essayed the title role, namely, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, also did the trick."



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