The year 2018 has been exceptional for Hollywood films in India. Two of the films from the West, Avengers 3 and Deadpool 2, have made it big here. While Avengers: Infinity War is the second highest and biggest opener of 2018 in India, Deadpool 2 lived up to the hype and had one of the best openings for any Hollywood film to be released in the last decade.
But it’s only May and Hollywood has still some must-watch films stacked up for release, which may just follow the success of Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2.
Let’s take a look at the upcoming Hollywood films that can score big in India.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
After MCU’s Avengers, it’s George Lucas’ epic creation The Star Wars franchise that is thoroughly followed in India. The Star Wars have a huge fan base in India and the franchise has significantly increased the number of its followers after the release of Stars Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, both of which have performed exceptionally well at the box office in India. It’ll be interesting to see how the latest prequel fares.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
It’s the second part of the rebooted version of Steven Spielberg’s action adventure film series. Fallen Kingdom is one of the most awaited Hollywood films of 2018 in India. After the historic run of Avengers: Infinity War, the makers of the Jurassic World film have cashed in on the opportunity to release the film in India two weeks prior to its US premiere. The film stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the lead roles alongside the monstrous dinosaurs!
Mission Impossible: Fallout
The one big thing that Tom Cruise did way back in 2011 with his film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was the introduction of Incredible India to the rest of the world. The film, which capitalised on this fact to make a stand in the Indian markets and followed it up with Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, had a very successful run in India. Let’s hope the same happens to the upcoming film.
Finally, Marvel is back in the race. One of Marvel’s most feared anti-heroes, ‘Venom’, will come to life in his own motion film with one of Hollywood’s most talented actor, Tom Hardy, essaying the titular role. Why this film has a chance to shatter records in India? Well, for starters this is a Tom Hardy film, who is loved by the young Indian fans for his powerhouse performances. Secondly, this is a Marvel superhero film and last but not the least it’s an adaptation of an anti-hero comic, Venom. After the enormous success of Deadpool and its sequel filmmakers are very much interested to make a superhero film on an anti-hero character. Well, we guess maybe bad guys with a purpose are the new cool.
Remember the film The Jungle Book? Well, before Avengers: Infinity War the film was the highest grossing Hollywood film in India. And now there is one more reboot to the popular collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling. Mowgli has probably more chances than any of the films listed above to score big numbers at the box office in India as this will be the first adaptation of the popular The Jungle Book story that has a dark element in it. Moreover, the story is set in Indian forests and the lead actor Rohan Chand is of Indian descent, another plus point for the film’s release in India.
Apart from these five films there are a good number of Hollywood films which will change the course of action for foreign films in the country. We have Incredibles 2, Skyscraper, The Nun, Aquaman, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse and Altia: Battle Angel.