Magazine article Screen International

Expendables 2 to Receive 800-Screen Release in India

Magazine article Screen International

Expendables 2 to Receive 800-Screen Release in India

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India's Multivision Multimedia will release The Expendables 2 on 800 screens this weekend (Aug 24), a move that highlights the trend towards wider releases and almost day-and-date releases for US films in India.

The film will be released in its original English along with Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions. The pan-India release takes in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Pune.

The Expendables 2 opened in the US last week (August 17) and grossed $28.8m on its opening weekend.

Both US studio and non-studio films are performing well in India this year. The non-studio films have the added advantage of being screened on India's rapidly-expanding e-cinema circuits - the country currently has around 5,800 e-cinema (ie non DCI-compliant) screens, compared to around 400 DCI-compliant 2K screens. …

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