With every passing year, Hollywood films released in India are doing better business. But 2015 could be Hollywood's best year in the country yet.  In 2013, Hollywood films made Rs 700 crore in India, accounting for 8.75% of the box-office revenues. This figure could cross Rs 2,000 crore next year, trade analysts say.

Here are four reasons why.

1. Familiar properties
Next year, Hollywood will release at least 20 movies that are sequels, prequels or part of its most lucrative franchises. These properties have been very well received by the Indian audience. Forthcoming titles include the much-anticipated Avatar 2, the next James Bond movie, Mission Impossible 5, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 andTerminator: Genesys.

Indian audiences have particularly taken to movies featuring comic-book superheroes. In addition to the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015 will witness two other superhero movies: Fantastic Four and Ant Man. These two could easily collect over Rs 200 crore together, say trade experts.

Among the most anticipated films of next year is Star Wars Episode VII.  Franchises like Independence Day, Mad Max and Jurassic Park are also releasing sequels or rebooting themselves.

2. Star Power
In India, the most popular Hollywood actors are Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All of their movies are coming in 2015. Their star power has worked in the past to pull audience into theatres.

3. Movies released in multiple languages
Another reason for the growing success of the Hollywood films is the fact that they are released in several Indian languages. In 2012, for instance, The Amazing Spiderman raked in a whopping Rs 34.5 crore in just its first weekend. One of the reasons for its massive success was that it released with a record 1,236 prints: in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, in addition to the original English versions in 2D and 3D.

In 2015, there are 15 big-budget movies, including Jurassic Park and Avengers 2, that will be released in four or more regional languages, apart from the English version.

4. Box-office boost for animated films
Over the years, the Indian audience has been showing enthusiasm for animated movies. The Kung Fu Panda series, Finding Nemo, the Shrek films and the Ice Age series have done reasonably well at the box-office. However, in the last two years, they have done exceptionally well. The 2014 releases How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Rio 2 made over Rs 30 crore at the box-office.

Next year gives Hollywood cause for cheer because it will release a number of animated movies that the Indian audience is familiar with, such as Kung Fu Panda 3, Finding Dory (the sequel to Finding Nemo) and The Adventures of Tintin 2.