—Indians watched more than 2,200 movies in theatres during the year
–40% of ticket booked from Tier 1 cities
–Tier 2 cities not too far behind and owned 30% of movie ticket bookings
-Endgame saw 1400 tickets sold per minute on Paytm
New Delhi, January 03, 2019: Paytm Entertainment today unveiled Indian movie trends for 2019. As per the report, Indians watched more than 2,200 movies in theatres in 2019, with Delhi citizens residents booking the most number of tickets, followed by Chennai, and Mumbai.
Among Tier-2 cities, the people of Jaipur, Lucknow and Visakhapatnam emerged as the ultimate movie fanatics.
While many actor and actress glued the country to the big screen some have occupied a special place in the viewers’ heart. With four blockbusters under his belt, the Khiladi of Box Office Akshay Kumar was clearly the year’s top star with some great hits including Kesari. Hrithik Roshan and Ayushmann Khurrana dazzled on the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. Among the actresses, Kiara Advani made it to the top rank with three super-hit movies, followed by Shraddha Kapoor with 2 mega hits and Kriti Sanon with 4 big movies.
The Box Office was graced with phenomenal blockbusters in the past year, the star-studded event of the decade Avengers: Endgame emerging as the number 1 choice among movie-goers. 50% of tickets sold for Avengers: Endgame were for Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. At the peak of bookings, Endgame saw 1400 tickets sold per minute on Paytm.
Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Kabir Singh’ and Prabhas-starrer ‘Saaho‘ were the next best loved movies. Thalapathy Vijay’s ‘Bigil’ (Tamil) claimed the title of the top regional movie, followed by Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi (Telugu) and Diljit Dosanjh starrer Shadaa (Punjabi). Overall, Tamil movie bookings increased by 78%, Telugu movies saw a leap of 116% and Punjabi movies grew by 20% on Paytm.