Nobody loves Spiderman more than Indians do. Not even Americans. In India, they have showered the Spiderman movies with so much box office love that his films account for three of the top ten highest grossing Hollywood movies in the country's history, with Spider-Man 3 at number 7, The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) at number 9, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) at number 10.

No other movie superhero has even a single solo film in the top 10. It took a whole host of superheroes teaming up in one movie, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, to out-gross Spidey in India (the 2015 film ranks 6th among Hollywood movies there).

Indians are so taken with Peter Parker that they made him their own, with a character named Pavitr Prabhakar starring in a comic book series called "Spider-Man India." The adaptation was initially conceived by the legendary Indian director Satyajit Ray, who had once met Stan Lee in New York specifically to discuss creating an Indian version of the masked superhero.

Though Ray died before the books were created, creators Sharad Devarajan, Suresh Seetharaman, and Jeevan J. Kang eventually teamed up with Marvel to create a four-book series. In it, Pavitr Prabhakar is a simple Indian boy from a remote village who moves to Mumbai where he is endowed by an ancient yogi who grants him the powers of a spider so that he can fight the evil that threatens the world.

 
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