In India, the box office has begun to pick up again, and there are a few positive signs that suggest greater things to come.
The Telugu film SR KALYANAMANDAPAM, which grossed roughly 3.50-4 crore nett in its first weekend, was the most successful throughout the weekend. On the opening day in Nizam, where 100 percent occupancy is permitted, the film had a good showing. In Andhra Pradesh, where only 50% occupancy is permitted, the collections were mediocre.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD was the biggest release in India, grossing roughly 1.75-2 crore nett, however it was a four-day weekend due to the film’s Thursday release. The occupancy rate could have been higher.
TUNKA TUNKA, a Punjabi film, earned roughly 80-85 lakhs nett over four days, although it had a very high occupancy on Sunday, with over half of its four-day weekend business coming on Sunday. On Sunday, major cities such as Chandigarh and Ludhiana performed exceptionally well, despite the fact that certain properties were closed.
The current state of the industry will be determined by occupancy rates, which will influence how well films perform, as many cinemas will be closed, resulting in smaller releases, limiting the amount of films available compared to before the pandemic.