Indian films that have released so far in Chinese market have done phenomenal business and more so than they could have ever in India hence all the big Indian stars are trying to get their films there. Recently, Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ released in China and has already garnered 200 crores in 2 weeks which is simply adding to the already monstrous business even 3 years after the release. Toilet-ek prem Katha is one of Akshay Kumar’s biggest hit ever having made 130+ crores and is now gearing up for a China release as distribution rights are already sold.
Toilet will release in the country later this year and should do good business because it was liked over all and specifically talks about Indian culture which is somehow fascinating to Chinese audience. Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’ is a rooted Indian film and it did more than 1300 crores in the country while Secret Superstar made over 800 crores. Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Hindi Medium’ will also be released in China later this year and the market to Hindi films is clearly opening up big in a portal enough to outgross Indian business.
China served as a saving grace for many big budget Hollywood blockbusters which were not that enormous in North America because of their average content but massive Chinese market with 35000+ screens and about a billion and a half population helps them make some profit. Fast and the Furious franchise has not been doing to well in the native country but China’s got them all too well and basically many franchise films are existing tall because of China. India has not more than 11000 screens all over and they make most number of films in a year in comparison to any film industry in the world which does not make sense because exhibition space is not even there.