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Simply South overtakes Bollywood! Thanks to Rajini!!
Total no. of theatres - 5289 Total no. of theatres - 7611
Super block buster in 2005 – Bunty aur Babli Super block buster in 2005 - Chandramukhi
Total earning (Bunty aur Babli) – 45 crores Total earning (Chandramukhi) – 110 crores
Movies per year - 246 Movies per year - 479
Average viewers turnout - 35 to 40% Average viewers turnout - 60 to 65%
Aamir Khan – 7 crores per film Rajinikanth – 15 crores per film (30 crores for Sivaji!!)
Shahrukh Khan – 5 crores per film Chiranjeevi – 10 crores per film
Bunty Aur Babli vs Chandramukhi
Here are some interesting nuggets to give you the feel of how the two pillars of Indian cinema fare in comparison. The average number of films made in Hindi is about 250 while it touches 500 in all the south Indian languages put together. The biggest Hindi hit last year, Bunty aur Babli, grossed Rs. 45 crores which pales against the Rs.110 crores raked in by Rajinikanth's Chandramukhi.
Bunty Aur Babli
The average daily attendance is just about 40% at theatres screening Hindi films while it is 75% for south Indian languages.
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