Okay.G.F: Chapter 2 — Prashanth Neel’s sequel to the interval thriller — was among the many highest-selling and most-watched films in 2022. As per BookMyShow’s “Best of 2022” report, on launch day — April 14 — the film managed to promote 2.14 million tickets, with additional collections coming within the following weekends. The Kannada-language movie offered 34 p.c of total tickets within the weekends of 2022, surpassing S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, to emerge because the best-selling movie on the platform, with a whopping 17.7 million tickets offered.
According to BookMyShow, Okay.G.F: Chapter 2 additionally topped the charts for the best variety of advance bookings, succeeded by the likes of RRR, Ponniyin Selvan: I, Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, and oddly sufficient, Idris Elba-led Beast — not the Tamil-language movie of the identical identify, starring Vijay.
The BookMyShow statistics additionally point out a 116 p.c enhance in audiences wanting an “immersive cinematic experience” over common screens. This naturally refers to 3D, IMAX 2D, IMAX 3D, and 4DX codecs, which had been additionally closely promoted throughout Avatar’s re-release, again in September. The IMAX and 4DX codecs are largely in style with Hollywood movies, with Indian titles making a small proportion of the entire.
Going by the information collected from the interval of January 1 to December 5, BookMyShow Stream — the corporate’s video-on-demand platform — recorded 1.11 lakh hours of viewing in 2022. The 12 months additionally noticed 200 movies getting added to the streaming platform, which 93 p.c of the Indian viewers devoured. The remaining seven p.c, nevertheless, opted to purchase these movies for viewing at their leisure. While there aren’t any specific figures, the corporate notes that Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Spacewalker, and the 2020-released documentary centring on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, Assassins, had been the “highest viewed” movies on BMS Stream. The Marvel Cinematic Universe entry within the checklist additionally has an prolonged model up for streaming or buying, which incorporates some content material that was lower from the theatrical model.
2022 additionally welcomed some Oscar-nominated films onto BookMyShow Stream, with Will smith-led King Richard, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Kristen Stewart’s Spencer, and Parallel Mothers starring Penélope Cruz among the many key highlights.
The BookMyShow report additionally mentions that 8 million viewers members stepped out for on-ground reside leisure, throughout 19,000 plus occasions — a optimistic growth, after having endured the COVID-19 lockdowns throughout 2020 and 2021.