MUMBAI: Sony Pictures India has ended the year 2012
with the best year ever for a Hollywood studio at the
Indian box office. With 12 titles releasing in the year,
Sony Pictures finished the year with a total gross of
Rs 2.17 billion at the Indian box-office.
year, Sony Pictures India also had the two top opening
weekends of all time for Hollywood films in India with
The Amazing Spider-Man (3D) at #1 (Rs 340 million opening
weekend) and Skyfall at #2 (Rs 275 million opening weekend).
the films also reached their respective franchise lifetime
highs. Half of Sony Pictures' titles in 2012 were released
in four languages each and an additional one in two
languages. Moreover, half the titles were released in
The Amazing Spider-Man also had the widest release so
far reaching a record 650 cities.
Sony Pictures India managing director Kercy Daruwala,
"The Indian market continues to grow steadily with
an increased interest in Hollywood films across languages
and regions and parallel growth in the number of screens.
We are proud to be at the forefront of this movement,
and the top contributor to this market's growth for
Pictures' line-up this year includes Quentin Tarantino's
Django Unchained, M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth starring
Jaden Smith and Will Smith, Elysium starring Matt Damon
and Jodie Foster, Roland Emmerich's White House Down,
Tom Hanks starrer Captain Philips and returns of successful
franchises in Evil Dead, Grown Ups 2 and box office
sensations The Smurfs 2 (3D).