Now that the first six months of 2017 are over, Bollywood has a lot to do in the next half of the year. Reason being, poor performance by the big budget films. Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan who’s films do exceptionally well at the box office also failed to get the audience in the theaters. The only saving grace for the industry was not a Bollywood film but a Telugu film called Bahubali 2: The Conclusion. The Hindi version itself collected an astounding Rs 511.30 Crores.
Khans are known for their fan following no matter what film they do. Their films tend to collect nothing less than 250+ Crores at the box office but this time round, Shahrukh Khan’s Raees and Salman Khan’s Tubelight both collected only Rs 139 Crores and Rs 106 Crores respectively. In fact, Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil and Varun Dhawan’s Badrinath Ki Dulhania garnered surprisingly more than Bhai’s film this time.
The first 6 months also belonged to the small budget films that surprisingly did wonders at the box office. Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium that is still going strong in the theaters after a month of release has already collected almost Rs 70 Crores and Arjun Kapoor- Shraddha Kapoor starrer has got Rs 60 crores for itself.
|Rank||India Nett (Cr)|
|1. Baahubali 2: Hindi||511.30|
|4. Jolly LLB 2||117.00|
|5. Badrinath Ki Dulhania||116.60|
|7. Hindi Medium||69.00|
|8. Half Girlfriend||60.28|
|9. Sachin: A Billion Dreams||50.81|
|10. Naam Shabana||36.50|
But let us look at the other films that were touted to be a perfect cast, perfect director but still missed big bucks at the box office.
1. Ok Jaanu
The film had the hit Aashiqui 2 pair of Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. It was also an official adaptation of Mani Ratnam’s hit O Kadhal Kanmani. The film was made with Rs 27 crores budget but could collect only Rs 21 Crores at the box office.
2. Vishal Bharadwaj. Shahid Kapoor. Kangana Ranaut. Saif Ali Khan. When you have such a powerhouse combination of a director and actors, of course, nothing can go wrong, except the fact that Rangoon did. This was indeed the most awaited film of 2017 but with the release of Rangoon, it was clear that the filmmaker had failed at many levels and also couldn’t create a glorious period drama on the big screen. The budget of Rangoon was Rs 61 Crores but tanked horribly at the box office with only Rs 20 Crores in its pocket.
3. When Anushka Sharma turned producer in 2015 she debuted with a daring NH-10 and it did very well at the box office. But with her second film Phillauri, the audience failed to get the plot and the ghostly story she intended to tell. The film was made in a Rs 29 Crores budget but collected close to Rs 25 Crores.
4. Vidya Balan is known for her power-packed fierce performances and she did set for another such performance with Begum Jaan. But the film set during the times of partition managed to just break even. It was made with Rs. 19 Crores budget and managed to make Rs. 20 Crores.
5. Noor was Sonakshi Sinha’s slice of life film where she attempted to play the role of a quirky journalist. But what failed for the film was Sinha herself who is trying hard to break away from her arm candy image she has created with her earlier films. The film was made on a Rs 16 Crore budget but garnered only Rs. 6.71 Crores.
6. Parineeti Chopra took 2 full years to sit back and re-chalk her career after back to back flops. But all she came up with was Meri Pyaari Bindu. With Rs 22 Crore budget, this Yashraj film couldn’t get her back to the hit list and bombed with only Rs. 9.20 Crores in its kitty.
7. Amitabh Bachchan was back with his hit franchise called Sarkar but this time the third installment hit rock bottom and how. The audience didn’t connect with this Sarkar and the 3rd film that was made on a Rs 36 Crores budget collected only Rs 9.96 Crores.
8. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon went on a promotional spree with Raabta but the audience failed to relate to this oh-so-done concept of reincarnation. The film was made on a Rs 33 Crores budget and tanked by collecting only Rs 21 Crores.