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Indian cinema’s January Jackpot: Hanu-Man leads with a Knockout, Fighter not far behind!

January 2024 witnessed a vibrant theatrical tapestry at the Indian box office, reflecting the country's diverse cinematic tastes. The language distribution of the gross domestic box office revenue was a testament to this variety. Telugu cinema took the lead, claiming a whopping 39% share, while Hindi films followed closely with 36%. Tamil cinema also made a significant impact with 16%, while Malayalam and Hollywood tied at 4%. Kannada films, along with other regional movies, contributed to the remaining percentage, underscoring the rich mosaic of film industries thriving in India.

Leading the charge in earnings was Hanu-Man, grossing ₹241 cr, proving that superhero tales have a universal appeal that transcends language barriers.

Not far behind was the Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer Fighter, directed by Siddharth Anand. The high-octane action film topped the January releases with an impressive gross of ₹235 cr. across all language versions. Fighter not only showcased the star power of its leads but also the audience's enduring love for well-crafted action spectacles. Guntur Kaaram followed with a commendable ₹142 cr, a nod to the Telugu film industry's robust storytelling and fanbase.

Ayalan and Captain Miller showcased Tamil cinema's stronghold with ₹63 cr. and ₹50 cr, respectively. These figures not only indicate the films' success but also hint at the audiences' appreciation for the diversity in genre and narrative these films offered. The bottom half of the top ten saw a mix of genres and languages, from the comedy-drama Naa Saami Ranga to the biographical drama Abraham Ozler, each adding to the month's box office with figures ranging from ₹29 cr. to ₹15 cr.

January's box office collection is a clear indicator of the Indian audience's eclectic preferences, with their appetite for a wide range of stories being well-fed by filmmakers from across the spectrum of Indian cinema. This month set a precedent for the rest of the year, promising a box office environment where every language and genre can find its audience and thrive.

(With inputs from Ormax Media)

More Pages: HanuMan Box Office Collection , HanuMan Movie Review

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