Indians watched more than 2,200 movies in theatres in 2019. People of Delhi booked the most number of tickets, followed by Chennai and Mumbai. The people of Jaipur, Lucknow, and Visakhapatnam also turned out to be movie fanatics.
, who gave four hit films -- Kesari, Mission Mangal, Housefull 4 and Good Newwz in 2019 -- was the year’s top star. Hrithik Roshan
’s experiment with his film Super 30 which narrated the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his performance in War helped him win over the audience. Hrithik placed second on the list.
The third actor in line was Ayushmann Khurrana who impressed the audience with his unconventional plots for Bollywood such as Bala, Article 15, and Dream Girl. v
Among female actors, Kabir Singh star Kiara Advani made it to the top position, followed by Shraddha Kapoor who featured in Saaho and Chhichhore, and Kriti Sanon for her roles in Luka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4, and Panipat.
The Hollywood blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, with the stellar cast of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Brie Larson, emerged as the number one choice among moviegoers in India. About 50% of the tickets sold for Avengers: Endgame was in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. At the peak of bookings, the film saw 1400 tickets sold per minute on Paytm.
Overall, Tamil movie bookings increased by 78%, Telugu movies saw a leap of 116% and Punjabi movies grew by 20% on Paytm.