Sony Pictures Entertainment India, one of the leading production and distribution studios in India has had a very successful 2017 with two of its blockbusters films ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’, making it to the top 5 of the Biggest Hollywood Grossers of 2017.
Ever since its release ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is leading the charge at the India Box Office. The film has grossed over Rs.62.6 crores at the box office making it the biggest opener. Jumanji’s India Box Office was also ahead among the Asia markets that opened day and date with India.
In July 2017, ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’ hit the Indian theatres with a mighty score garnering a total business of Rs.70 crores. The film achieved the highest ever opening of all the Spidey movies released in India.
Not just that, SPE India’s first release of 2018, the horror thriller Insidious: The Last Key has also received a great deal of appreciation from the audience for its intriguing storyline and narrative. The film has grossed Rs.14.5 Crores so far and is still counting.
Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment, India says, “We are glad that Sony has demonstrated its market leadership by delivering two of the biggest Hollywood hits of 2017 in India. Our aim has been to bring highly content driven and entertaining films to the audiences, that are backed by localized and focused marketing strategy and aggressive distribution. Up next is our Hindi co-production, R Balki’s Pad Man that stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. It’s one of the most powerful and unbelievable real- life stories to come out of Indian cinema in a long time and we can’t wait to bring the film to the audiences globally”.
The studio’s diverse Hollywood line up of 2018 includes animation biggies Peter Rabbit, Hotel Transylvania 3, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Tom Hardy starrer ‘Venom’, crime thriller ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ to Live Action horror comedy ‘Goosebumps 2’ and many more. On the Bollywood front there is the much awaited and in the news Pad Man.