Can India Give China a Run for Global Box Office King? | Charts

Strong grosses for ”Avatar: The Way Of Water“ and ”Avengers: Endgame“ position the South Asian country as a potential growth market for Hollywood

India may be slowly positioning itself as Hollywood’s next international target for a box office boost.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” has set another box office record in India with a $55 million-and-counting running total. The U.S. gross is still second behind “Avengers: Endgame” and its $62 million gross in 2019. However, it has earned more in Indian currency than the MCU sequel, making it the most successful Hollywood movie ever in India.

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Scott Mendelson

Before joining The Wrap, Scott Mendelson got his industry start in 2008 with a self-piloted film blog titled "Mendelson's Memos." In 2013, he was recruited to write for Forbes.com where he wrote almost exclusively for nearly a decade. In that time he published copious in-depth analytical and editorialized entertainment industry articles specializing in (but not exclusively focused upon) theatrical box office. A well-known industry pundit, Mendelson has appeared on numerous podcasts and been featured as a talking head on NPR, CNN, Fox and BBC.