On one hand producers and exhibitors say that in India children don't have the ability to make their parents take them to movies, that's why children's films and animated films don't do well. Then these same idiots claim that releasing films during exam time is a bad idea. Well, geniuses if children don't have any pull with parents what difference does it make if exams are on?
Logically, parents can still go see the films. Now don't tell me that they won't go because they can't leave the kids at home.
Contrary to what these filmmakers believe; 1 billion Indians do not go to the cinema halls daily. And certainly, as many fans as cricket has in India, I'm almost positive 1 billion people aren't watching each match on television. In fact, the daily attendance for cinema halls in India is in the millions; less than 1.5 percent of the country's population goes to the cinema hall on a daily basis. Approximately, 4 percent of the population watched the recent 2011 world cup opening match between India and Bangladesh. So, you tell me how a cricket match can have a direct connection with films not performing well at the box office. The numbers tell a different story. Chances are people who watch cricket matches are probably not the same people who frequent cinema halls.
In the U.S., Canada and Europe, sports like Baseball, Ice Hockey, Football and Soccer are very big and played daily, their population is not even close to India's, yet we don't hear filmmakers from these regions complain about their films not doing well due to sporting events.
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