Highest-Grossing Indian Films Quiz

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Which Indian film industry became the largest in terms of box-office revenue by 2021?

Telugu

Which Indian film industry is sometimes known by the nickname 'Mollywood'?

Malayalam

Where is the Hindi language film industry primarily based?

Mumbai

Which Indian film industry is focused on the audience in Gujarat and Mumbai?

Gujarati

Which Indian film industry is based in the Tollygunge neighbourhood of Kolkata, West Bengal?

Bengali

Which industry represents the majority of the net box office revenue in India as of 2019?

Hindi cinema

In which decade was there a steady rise in the ticket price, a tripling in the number of theatres, and an increase in the number of prints of a film being released?

The 2000s

What percentage of the net box office revenue in India is represented by the Telugu and Tamil film industries combined as of 2019?

36%

Which language constitutes 21% of the net box office revenue in India as of 2014?

Punjabi

In how many countries were films from India screened as of 2003?

Over 90 countries

Study Notes

Indian Film Industry

  • As of 2021, the Telugu film industry became the largest in terms of box-office revenue.
  • The Malayalam film industry is sometimes known by the nickname 'Mollywood'.

Hindi Language Film Industry

  • The Hindi language film industry is primarily based in Mumbai.

Gujarati Film Industry

  • The Gujarati film industry is focused on the audience in Gujarat and Mumbai.

Bengali Film Industry

  • The Bengali film industry is based in the Tollygunge neighbourhood of Kolkata, West Bengal.

Industry Revenue

  • As of 2019, the Hindi film industry represents the majority of the net box office revenue in India.
  • The Telugu and Tamil film industries combined represent 66% of the net box office revenue in India as of 2019.
  • The Hindi language constitutes 21% of the net box office revenue in India as of 2014.

Film Industry Growth

  • In the 1990s, there was a steady rise in the ticket price, a tripling in the number of theatres, and an increase in the number of prints of a film being released.

Global Reach

  • As of 2003, films from India were screened in 90 countries.

Test your knowledge of the highest-grossing Indian films from various languages, based on global box office estimates. Explore the impact of Indian cinema on international markets and its impressive box office records.

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