Only, last week's Hindi release Baaghi is still going strong. But, clearly Captain America is the film that has captured the nation's imagination.
Says Roshan Singh, a leading distributor-exhibitor of Bihar, "It's not just doing well in the metros, but also in the smaller cities. In Patna, it has opened to full houses in both English and Hindi, while, this week's Hindi releases have been greeted with near-empty theatres."
Trade analyst Atul Mohan, "The flavour of the season is Hollywood. The Jungle Book has set the bar so high that we have to pull up our socks if we want to compete with Hollywood this season. Captain America, another kids' action hero's film comes immediately after The Jungle Book and even before the fever of The Jungle Book had settled down.
Atul Mohan feels that the new Hindi releases are going through a rough phase. "It's just an unfavourable phase. But, Baaghi did exceptionally well in the week it got for itself, and is doing reasonably good in second weekend even with Captain America breathing down its neck."