Bollywood vs Hollywood Review
When we planned to do a Bollywood vs Hollywood review, We tried to understand and imagine the difference between both cinemas. Hollywood is known for its high-flying actors and actresses, while the US holds the title for the oldest film industry in the world, it’s not the only major film capital anymore.
If you take a 20-something hour flight from Hollywood to India’s south-west coastal city of Mumbai, you’ll be right in the heart of Bollywood, a film capital which takes its title from Mumbai’s former name, Bombay
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If you hop on a seven-hour flight from Mumbai to China, you’ll land in yet another film capital: Beijing, famous for the Cinema of China.
According to Variety, the global film industry brings in a whopping $60.1 billion in revenue as of 2018, with Disney responsible for almost a fifth of that figure.
Here’s the break-down of each country’s revenue:
In the US, the film industry means business. Big business. Actually, it’s the biggest business, in terms of revenue.
End of this year, the US film industry will hit $50.9 million, and according to data, it’s expected to generate $72.1 billion in revenue by the end of 2020.
Looking at film studios, Buena Vista achieved the most in 2017, holding the largest market share at 22 per cent, and generated the highest box office revenue at over $3.5 billion. Warner Bros held around 18 per cent of the market share in the US, and 20th Century Fox held 12 per cent of the share.
In the year 2017, 724 movies were released in the US, with the most successful movie franchise – the Marvel Cinematic Universe – generating over $9.8 billion of box office revenue.
Scarlett Johansson, famous for her role as Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers, was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2018, with an insane annual income of $58.4 million, while George Clooney was the highest-paid male actor with an annual income of $344 million.
With approximately 2.2 billion Bollywood movie tickets sold annually throughout the country, India has cemented itself as the leading film market when it comes to selling seats, beating China by over 200 million, and trumping the US (no pun intended) by 800 million.
in the year 2016, India was also the largest producer of films in the world, and it looks like it’s gotten even bigger with the Film Federation of India recording an annual output of 1,986 feature films and 364 Bollywood Hindi films the following year.
Statista reported the current value of the Indian film industry was $2.83 billion, but Strange Markets reports by 2021, Bollywood will be reaping around $4.5 billion.
According to India-based entertainment site Propakistani, Bollywood’s highest paid actor Akshay Kumar took home $58 million last year, which puts him in around fourth place when compared to Hollywood actors and on par with Scarlett Johansson.
But there’s a pretty stark difference between female stars and male stars: film site Filmfare estimates Deepika Padukone is India’s highest-paid actress, banking $202,041 per film.
On that list is also Priyanka Chopra who recently broke into the Hollywood scene and charges around $173,178 per film.