Ok.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 “Better 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 general 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.
In response to BookMyShow, Ok.G.F: Chapter 2 additionally topped the charts for the best variety of advance bookings, succeeded by the likes of RRR, Ponniyin Selvan: I, Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, and oddly sufficient, Idris Elba-led Beast — not the Tamil-language movie of the identical title, starring Vijay.
The BookMyShow statistics additionally point out a 116 p.c improve in audiences wanting an “immersive cinematic expertise” over common screens. This naturally refers to 3D, IMAX 2D, IMAX 3D, and 4DX codecs, which have been additionally closely promoted throughout Avatar’s re-release, again in September. The IMAX and 4DX codecs are largely well-liked with Hollywood movies, with Indian titles making a small share of the whole.
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, nonetheless, opted to purchase these movies for viewing at their leisure. Whereas there aren’t any specific figures, the corporate notes that Spider-Man: No Method House, The Spacewalker, and the 2020-released documentary centring on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, Assassins, have been the “highest seen” movies on BMS Stream. The Marvel Cinematic Universe entry within the listing additionally has an prolonged model up for streaming or buying, which incorporates some content material that was minimize 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 Moms starring Penélope Cruz among the many key highlights.
The BookMyShow report additionally mentions that 8 million viewers members stepped out for on-ground stay leisure, throughout 19,000 plus occasions — a constructive growth, after having endured the COVID-19 lockdowns throughout 2020 and 2021.