After a cracking start to the recovery cycle in November with Diwali and the festive fervour catching up, the magic of cinema on the silver screen is back and how, this December! As we draw the curtains on 2021, the big screen is on fire with both Hollywood and regional cinema spinning their magic with Spider-Man: No Way Home & Pushpa: The Rise being lapped up by audiences across markets.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has clocked the third highest advance sales for a Hollywood film ever on BookMyShow. Apart from the English version of the release, the regional dubbed languages of the film are doing tremendously across Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The Telugu and Tamil versions have contributed more than double the bookings as compared to Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019 release) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017 release). The movie’s release in 3D, IMAX and 4DX formats has also added to the traction with audiences across metros rushing to catch the film in these formats.
Not far behind, Allu Arjun helmed Pushpa: The Rise released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi & Kannada has already crossed 2.8 million tickets sold on BookMyShow at the end of the first weekend alone! The film hit a peak of 31 tickets sold per second at 9:38 pm on December 16th becoming the second highest film in terms of tickets sold per second on BookMyShow, only behind Baahubali 2. Pushpa: The Rise also marks the highest ever advance sales clocked for Allu Arjun through his filmography so far, beating Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo which earlier held the pole position on advance sales for the actor on the platform. Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai are amongst the top cities where audiences are rushing to catch the movie in cinemas.