In three months, Nepal paid Rs 214.2 million to acquire the rights to broadcast international films in the country.
The money was spent from mid-April to mid-July, the fourth quarter of the just finished fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
According to the government, Nepal spent Rs 100.1 million on Indian films and Rs 114 million on Hollywood and foreign films.
According to the ministry, Nepal approved 28 foreign films during this time period, and the government collected Rs 520,000 in income from providing permissions for shows and filming.
This statistic does not include the money received by the movie from the Nepalese audience.
Nepali moviegoers and distributors are frequently chastised for preferring international films over Nepali ones.