BookMyShow contributes over 40% of ‘Sooryavanshi’s BO collections
The Rohit Shetty-helmed Sooryavanshi has surpassed the million mark, with 1.3 million tickets sold on BookMyShow as of November 7 (Sunday) morning. BookMyShow contributed over 40% of Sooryavanshi’s box office collections in India for the opening weekend. Sooryavanshi hit a peak of 21 tickets sold per second at 11.02 am on Nov 6th becoming the highest ever peak for a Hindi movie on BookMyShow. The all-time high for peak sales (across languages) per second are currently held by Baahubali 2 (all languages) and Avengers: Endgame (including dubbed languages).
BookMyShow also clocked a stellar 52% contribution for Marvel Cinematic Universe’s The Eternals’ box office collections in India across languages. The Eternals has sold almost 500,000 tickets across the breadth of the nation since its release. The Eternals’ dubbed versions that have been released in local languages along with the versions in 3D, IMAX and 4DX are garnering strong traction from audiences across cities in India.
Rajnikanth continues to reign supreme at the box office as Annaatthe (Tamil) crosses 1.2 million tickets sold on BookMyShow becoming the first movie to hit the million mark on the platform after the second Unlock in 2021.
BookMyShow's COO, Cinemas, Ashish Saksena said: “The slew of blockbusters lined up across Hollywood, Hindi and regional cinema this Diwali have proven their mettle taking the industry numbers back to almost pre-covid levels. ‘Sooryavanshi’, ‘Annaatthe’ and ‘The Eternals’ have been crashing records and setting the cash registers ringing from the get go bringing some much-awaited respite to the film fraternity in India. The opening weekend’s robust performance on BookMyShow both in terms of our contribution to box office collections and the jump in transactions with new peak milestones being recorded, have proven the writing on the wall for the movie entertainment industry’s recovery. The three movies have shown great strength across all demographics and audience preferences with users appreciating the content wholesomely. We are confident that this initial thrust along with the absolutely stellar movie pipeline for the next 6-9 months across Hindi, Hollywood and regional films will set the stage for a strong revival and we are more than glad to welcome audiences back to the big screens.”