[tps_footer]Hollywood James Bond film ‘Spectre’ has performed better than expected at the Indian box office after being screened countrywide. The film had already gained immense popularity through word of mouth and action flicks are something the Indian audience always accepts. ‘Spectre’ has raked in Rs. 31.90 crores net approx in its first weekend which is highly impressive. The film has been performing better than all the previous James Bond films released in India.
Now that Hollywood releases have increased in India due to the wider scope of audience, the English movies have started performing better than previous years as well. On its first day at the Indian box office, ‘Spectre’ collected Rs. 2 crores net approx (20 million) which is much better than the previous James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’. ‘Skyfall’ had a collection of only Rs. 45 lakhs net approx on its first day. Although not a lot, ‘Spectre’ did affect Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’s business a little during the weekend.
Hollywood film ‘Spectre’ that released in India on November 20, 2015 has performed better than the other Bollywood releases on the same day. It is being screened across 1250 screens in four different languages – English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The film has managed to attract more audience owing to its James Bond legacy and paid previews have helped spread the word. ‘Spectre’ is the 24th installment of James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig as the ace spy. The film has performed best in the metropolitan areas with an opening occupancy rate of 30% which is good for a Hollywood movie in India.
Sony Pictures India are very happy that the Indian performance of ‘Spectre‘ is mirroring its global success. Globally as well ‘Spectre’ has been topping the charts across many countries. Other than Daniel Craig, the film features an impressive cast of ‘Inglorious Bastards’ star Christoph Waltz, the very famous Voldemort actor Ralph Fiennes, BBC Sherlock’s Moriarty Andrew Scott, WWE star Dave Bautista and actresses Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci.