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01 August 2022
A Glance into the Film World – Year Ending 2021

The year 2021 has been a healing phase for the world from the COVID-19 pandemic. The people had to go through many lockdowns, curfews,and isolation which hindered people from going out which also meant that people did not have access to theatres. Movie lovers who preferred theatres were deprived as they could not have access to theatres.  The movie industry also faced a lot of issues during a pandemic. The inability of physical outdoor shooting, restrictions oncrowds, and expensive safety procedures made it difficult for film shooting. Filmmakers tried new and enhanced to bring back the magic of cinema to their audience.
Many movies had decided decides and went on with OTT releases. Many OTT releases were huge successes on the platform which was released. This generated huge revenue for both the OTT platform and movie makers.
As the lockdowns were slowly lifted, Movie theatres were allowed to function partially. There were so many highest-grossing releases that were overlapping at this time.
Some of the highlights for  2021 are;
Highest grossing movies worldwide (ranked):

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home 
  2. The Battle at Lake Changjin
  3. Hi, Mom
  4. No Time to Die
  5. F9
  6. Detective Chinatown 3
  7. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  8. Godzilla vs. Kong
  9. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  10. Eternals 
The Marvel Cinematic Universe became the first cinematic franchise with the highest grossing movies in this year with movies like the Black widow, Eternals, Spider-man No way home, etc.
These movies earned the highest revenue that went on to achieve box office since pandemic.
There were also film festivals conducted during these years such as:
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • 71st Berlin International Film Festival
  • 2021 Cannes Film Festival
  • 74th Locarno Film Festival
  • 78th Venice International Film Festival
  • 2021 Toronto International Film Festival
  • 26th Busan International Film Festival
  • 52nd International Film Festival of India
Though the pandemic created huge restrictions around the world, the film industry created the greatest records in the later years. The audience was mesmerized by the long-awaited entertainment with full splendor.

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