Every month we have some fabulous Hollywood and Bollywood movies hitting the silver screens but not all of them might be that great. And when there’s a clash of a movie from the West and an Indian film, you might be under the impression that the desi audience will choose Bollywood over Hollywood. But that really isn’t the case. You’ll be surprised to know that these days the Indian movie fanatics prefer to watch the Hollywood movies rather than Bollywood. In fact there have been times even if these Hollywood and Bollywood movies don’t clash, the former has topped in terms of box office collection. The very recent example of one such Hollywood film would be ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. Let’s take a look those five Hollywood films which dominated in terms of box office collection:
Spider-Man: Homecoming vs Mom
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Mom’ both are different genres and it is obvious that the interest differs from person to person. But speaking of ‘Mom’, the collections were expected higher as it was Sridevi’s film and after seeing her spectacular performance in ‘English Vinglish’, it was touted that even ‘Mom’ will run well at the box office. Sadly, it did not happen. On July 7, Hollywood movie ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ also released and it fared well at the ticket windows. On the opening day ‘Mom’ collected Rs. 2.90 crore whereas ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ minted Rs. 6.75 crores. (ALSO READ: Spider-Man: Homecoming box office collection: Tom Holland Starrer Beats Sridevi’s Mom and Kartik Aaryan’s Guest Iin London In The Opening Weekend)
The Jungle Book vs Fan
It is not that just in this year such things have started to happen. Who expected that Shah Rukh Khan’s movie ‘Fan’ would shine at the box office? Both the movies released on April 15, 2016 and the competition was massive between both the films. There is a vast difference in both the films worldwide collection. ‘Fan’ minted Rs. 188 crore whereas ‘The Jungle Book’ crossed USD 900 million mark. Which film won at the box office is clear here.
Wonder Woman vs Raabta
When everyone thought Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon will deliver a fabulous film, it just turned out to be a major disappointment. But ‘Wonder Woman’ which released on June 2 not just received positive response but it even fared well in terms of box office collection. ‘Wonder Woman’ crossed USD 700 million. ‘Raabta’ released a week later but failed to give a tough competition. The worldwide collection of it hardly crossed Rs. 26 crore. (ALSO READ: Raabta box office collection day 5: Sushant Singh Rajput-Kriti Sanon starrer dips further, earns Rs 20.71 crore)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales vs Sachin: A Billion Dreams
Even Sachin Tendulkar’s movie ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’could not manage to beat Johnny Depp’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’. Even though the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series had more popularity, Sachin’s fan base is across the world and box office numbers were expected to be quite huge. Though his film was loved by critics, fans, sadly it could not weave its magic at the box office. It is estimated that ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ collected around Rs. 100 crore whereas ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ crossed USD 700 million mark.
The Fate of the Furious vs Begum Jaan
‘The Fate of the Furious’ and ‘Begum Jaan’, both had strong content and cast. But yes, the Indian audiences preferred to watch the former and gave it thumbs up and the results of it were seen at the box office. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham starrer crossed USD 1 billion whereas Vidya Balan’s movie managed to earn hardly Rs. 20 crore. (ALSO READ: Shraddha’s Ok Jaanu, Vidya’s Begum Jaan, Parineeti’s Meri Pyaari Bindu: 7 big disappointments from first half of 2017!)
How much ever a film’s content is strong or even if it includes the biggies of the industry, it is not necessary that every Indian film will win over Hollywood movie. The audiences and their choices are very much unpredictable. So let’s hope in the future, the West will not give Bollywood such tough time in terms of box office collection.