5 Hollywood films that struck gold at Indian box office
'Avengers: Infinity War' has taken a stupendous start of Rs. 30 crore (approximately) at the Indian box office and is expected to enter the Rs. 100 crore club in the opening weekend itself. This isn't the first time that an international release has found such massive footfall in India. Here are five other Hollywood films that were hugely lapped up by the Indian audience.
The Jungle Book - Rs. 183 crore
Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' took the Indian audience on a trip down the memory lane. Starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, it is currently the highest grossing Hollywood film in India. 'The Jungle Book' ran for over a month in Indian theaters and amassed a massive total of Rs. 183 crore.
'Furious 7' - Rs. 173 crore
'The Fast And The Furious' series has been fascinating the Indian youth since its inception. The seventh installment of the franchise, 'Furious 7', took the trade experts by surprise and went on to attain blockbuster status at the domestic box office. Starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and late Paul Walker, the film raked in Rs. 173 crore, back in 2015.
'Avatar' - Rs. 145 crore
James Cameron's 'Avatar' currently occupies the third spot in the list of highest grossing Hollywood films in India. Released in 2009, the film received a warm reception from the Indian audience and did a whopping business of approximately Rs. 145 crore. Its sequel, 'Avatar 2', which is currently in the making, is also expected to be a huge money-spinner.
'Jurassic World' - Rs. 113 crore
'Jurassic World', the fourth film of the 'Jurassic Park' franchise, brought a sense of nostalgia for the Indian audience. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the adventure extravaganza saw a multi-lingual pan-India release and earned Rs. 113 crore. It became the second Hollywood film to go past the Rs. 100 crore mark at the domestic box office in the year 2015.
'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' - Rs. 111 crore
'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' emerged a runaway hit at the domestic box office. A sequel to 'The Avengers', the film clocked Rs. 111 crore in its theatrical run in India. And now, these figures will soon be surpassed by the third installment of the series - 'Avengers: Infinity War'.