Watch out for: How did India see movies in 2016

New Delhi [India], Dec. 30 (ANI): Have you ever imagined, on what basis do we select a movie to watch in theatres?
As the year ends, BookMyShow brings forth some interesting revelations, with regards to the movie going habits of viewers in India.
The Indian film industry entertained millions of movie goers in 2016. This year, not only did Bollywood films do well at the Box Office, but even Hollywood and regional content managed to strongly capture the attention of viewers.
This was also directly mirrored through millions of ratings and reviews that BookMyShow received on its platform this year, making it among the most transparent reflections of viewer sentiments towards movies being watched in India.
Here are some exciting facts:
• Sunday won hands down to be the best day of the week to watch a movie;
• Viewers generally preferred a 7:00 pm show on any given day of the week;
• The most perfect day and time combination for movie watching was Saturday at 10:00 pm;
• While Friday-Sunday remain the preferred movie going days, Thursday followed in terms of preference until last year. However, in 2016, Monday became the fourth most preferred day to go for a film;
• Regional content did exceptionally well. Online movie ticketing for Malayalam cinema showed over 80 percent growth viz-a-viz in 2015;
• Rajnikanth starrer Tamil film 'Kabali' was the only regional film that made it to BookMyShow's Top 10 (as per BookMyShow collections). Shahrukh Khan starrer 'Fan' was ranked no. 14;
• While 'Kabali' (Telugu) was the most sold regional film (on BookMyShow), 'Natsamrat' (Marathi) was the top rated;
• Regional film ratings were way higher; only four Hindi and English films rated in the top 10, rest all spots were grabbed by regional films;
• The trailer of 'Sultan' was most rated on BookMyShow, followed by 'M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story';
This year, BookMyShow also compiled a list of its favourites in four categories:
• Cult-Among others, a movie that left a long lasting impression on BookMyShow Editors was Miss Peregrines's Home for Peculiar Children;
• Debutants-2016 saw some noteworthy performances by new talent such as Waluscha De Sousa in 'Fan,' opposite Shahrukh Khan, and Harshvardhan Kapoor in 'Mirzya';
• Dialogue- Movie buffs came across quite a few memorable dialogues this year. One of them definitely was Aishwarya Rai's "Main kisiki zaroorat nahi, khwaishbannachahtihoon" from 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,'
• 'Movers and Shakers,' among the ones who definitely made a huge impact to the films was definitely Dwayne Johnson who made the headlines all year long in 2016 for his act in 'Moana,'
Parikshit Dar, Co-founder and Director, BookMyShow said, "As we near the end of 2016, we would like to thank millions of users for choosing BookMyShow. We decided to revisit their truly incredible 2016 journey with us and summarize their year at the movies. Our objective has always been to enrich the user experience by smartly using technology, while enhancing content discovery on BookMyShow."
"In this regard, our comprehensive reviews and ratings platform, which has also established itself as an industry yardstick to evaluate afilm's popularity, has played an instrumental role in further assisting viewers in making informed decisions while transacting on BookMyShow. The year 2017 already looks promising with some great line content already lined up and we are excited to embark upon the New Year with our users," he added.
Detailed results:
Top 10 movies (by BookMyShow collections)
1. The Jungle Book;
2. Sultan;
3. Dangal (ticket sales still ongoing);
4. Airlift;
5. M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story;
6. Rustom;
7. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil;
8. Kabali;
9. Dear Zindagi;
10. Kapoor & Sons.
Top Grossing (by Language):
Tamil- Kabali
Marathi- Sairat
Telugu- A Aa
Malayalam- Puli Murugan
Punjabi- Sardaarji 2
Kannada- Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Bengali- Praktan
Gujarati- Thai Jashe!
Bhojpuri- Bam BamBolRaha Hai Kashi
Top Rated Movies:
1. Natsamrat- Marathi;
2. Dangal- Hindi;
3. Hacksaw Ridge- English;
4. Zootopia- English;
5. Pink- Hindi;
6. Sairat- Marathi
7. Ardaas- Punjabi
8. Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise Of Banda Singh Bahadur- Punjabi
9. IrudhiSuttru- Tamil
10. Pellichoopulu- Telugu
Least Rated Movies:
1. Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3- Hindi;
2. Parapancha- Kannada;
3. Nagabharanam- Telugu;
4. Thikka- Telugu;
5. White- Malayalam;
6. Mirzya- Hindi;
7. KadavulIrukaanKumaru- Tamil;
8. Brahmotsavam- Telugu;
9. Thirunaal- Tamil;
10. Tere Bin Laden – Dead or Alive- Hindi. (ANI)

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