Multiplexes Face Bleak Q1 as Bollywood Films Disappoint

The multiplex industry had a slow start in FY25 due to a lack of blockbuster movies.

  • The multiplex industry had a slow start in FY25 due to a lack of blockbuster movies.
  • Bollywood films like Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Maidaan disappointed at the box office.
  • Regional cinema, especially Malayalam and Tamil, performed well, with Kalki 2898 AD emerging as the highest grosser.

The multiplex industry has had a bleak start to the financial year 2025, with Bollywood films failing to impress at the box office. Despite a few small surprises, the overall performance of Hindi films has been disappointing. Regional cinema, however, has been a silver lining, with Malayalam and Tamil films performing well. Kalki 2898 AD emerged as the highest grosser across languages.
The lack of blockbuster movies has resulted in a decline in footfalls and occupancy levels. Analysts expect a significant decline in the revenue of multiplex chains like PVR Inox. However, they also expect a pickup from the second quarter, with a strong lineup of releases expected in August.
The outlook for the multiplex business is improving, with analysts expecting occupancy levels to breach 27-28% in Q2 from 22% in the first quarter. While Bollywood has been a letdown, regional cinema has been a saving grace. The industry hopes for a turnaround in the coming quarters.
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