Bollywood and Cricket are the two things that have been holding up the Indian entertainment industry together. If we take out these two things from India, there are possible chances our population will become double just in a matter of few years. So huge thanks to Cricket and Bollywood for holding things up.
We all know how last year Hotstar sets record with over 19 million concurrent viewers for India-New Zealand World Cup semifinal match. Now let’s also have an eye on what heights Bollywood have touched last year.
BookMyShow, India’s leading online movie and event ticket booking platform, has announced the list of films and events that were most loved and enjoyed in 2019. The review is for the period from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.
The movie that has been booked most on BookMyShow is Marvel Studio, Avengers: Endgame followed by Uri: The Surgical Strike. Almost every usual movie watcher has watched both movies.
The Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd-owned website that released its annual entertainment report Show of the Year said over 1880 films across languages were hosted by BookMyShow in 2019, and demand for Hindi movies grew 12% from last year, but non-Hindi local languages were not too far behind. Films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Marathi were amongst the top-rated regional language films. In fact, demand for Malayalam movies rose by 108%, followed by English at 45%.
The website reported that Avengers Endgame selling was highest for the year with selling over 8.6 million tickets followed by the Vicky Kaushal-starrer, Uri: The Surgical Strike, which sold over 5.7 million tickets on BookMyShow.
And there are some other interesting facts and stats. 30% of the top 10 movies (in terms of the number of tickets sold on BookMyShow) were based on real-life stories and incidents, and as far as actors go, Akshay Kumar with 9.2 million tickets and Ayushmann Khurrana with 6.3 million tickets overall, dominated the charts with three films each.
If you have not watched these movies or missed out any, it is a good time of winters to watch those. If you loved any movie in 2019 which is not on this list but you think that should have made into that list, please mention in the comments below.