Columbia Tristar's Indian office is to release 40 new films this year, 10 more than last year. Among the films scheduled to be released are Spiderman 2, Hell Boy and Anaconda 2.

Spiderman 2 will have a 250 print release - the largest ever for a Hollywood movie in India. Previously, Spiderman grossed $ 6m, while Anaconda grossed $4m in India.

Columbia has also tied up with Disney to release 10 Disney features in India this year including Cold Mountain, Peter Pan, Mona Lisa Smile, and Manoj Night Shyamalan's The Village.

Columbia, which grossed $18.5m in India in 2003, is seeking to pass $ 26m during 2004.