The film is directed, co-written, and produced by Lana Wachowski, will be released in India on December 22nd. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Annie Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith’s film is going to be dubbed in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.
The film will clash with the sports drama ’83 which is the biopic of the Great Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev starring Ranveer Singh, at the theatres.
Being sure that Hollywood movies had a good start in India after the second covid wave, Hollywood movies like Marvel’s Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios tie-up project Venom: Let There Be Carnage which is the sequel of 2018s Venom movie and Marvel’s Eternals released in November and the latest James Bond movie, No Time to Die gain good response.
They also managed opening weekend collections of around ₹11.5 crore- ₹12 crores in India, making a good start to recovery for the theatre business in the festive quarter.
Other big-ticket Hollywood films are scheduled for the upcoming months which include Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story on 10 December and another Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios tie-up project and the third part of the Spider-Man series i.e., Spider-Man: NO Way Home which is releasing on 17th December.
The American Film Industry is being ready to witness a comeback at the theatres. Last October, Walt Disney had adopted composite models for the films that were released, which were released in both the theatres and in OTT Platforms simultaneously. Also said that the rest of 2021 will witness exclusive theatrical releases.
In 2019, Hollywood, with a combination of eye-catching superhero movies and also smaller budget, softer films, marked up box office collections of nearly ₹1,225 crores in India which were higher than ₹900 crore- ₹950 crores it earned in 2018.
Dubbing these movies in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil apart from intense marketing and localization campaigns by Hollywood studios has added much to their appeal in the country.
With fewer local movies in theatres immediately after the reopening of cinemas, the first line of Hollywood movies had helped to restart recovery for the exhibition business.