Bollywood Box Office Verdict 2016

We have come to the end of the first half of 2016. This year started on a good a note especially in the first quarter. However, later on, there were some disappointments.

2016 mainly belongs to content oriented/multiplex driven films. Movies like Airlift, Neerja and Kapoor and Sons dominated the box office riding high on word of mouth and solid content. The single screens did not perform well until the release of Baaghi. Though they contributed towards Ghayal Once Again and Jai Gangajaal.

Airlift opened to high critical acclaim and was also loved by the audience. The film also took the advantage of Republic Day holiday which helped it to have the highest first week if 2016 so far. The most surprising hit from Bollywood was Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja. It had an opening of 4.7 and went on to collect 76 cr in its lifetime run with an ROI of 300%. Baaghi was also a major hit with the second highest footfalls of this year.

Fan turned out to be a disappointment. After taking the highest opening of 2016, it could not maintain the momentum and had heavy falls on weekdays. Housefull 3 emerged hit but more was expected from this comedy film. Small films like TE3N, Sarbjit, Aligarh, Phobia and Zubaan continued to disappoint despite receiving rave reviews

While Bollywood was struggling to give a huge grosser it was Hollywood who has delivered the first universally appealing blockbuster The Jungle Book. Hollywood films seem to dominate this year as Captain America, Batman V Superman and The Conjuring 2 also emerged hits.

So far this year belongs to Akshay Kumar with two clean hits of different genres. In the actresses, it is Alia Bhatt who received rave reviews for her performance and also tasted success.

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FilmRelease1st DayWeekend1st WeekLifetimeVerdict
Force 218 Nov6.0520.05PendingPendingPending
Tum Bin 218 Nov0.652.45PendingPendingFlop
Rock On 211 Nov2.027.0110.0110.01Disaster
Shivaay28 Oct10.2428.5670.4199.05*Average
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil28 Oct13.3035.6080.19110.41*Hit
31st October21 Oct0.301.101.101.10Disaster
Beiimaan Love14 Oct0.751.21.51.5Disaster
Saat Uchakkey14 Oct0.501.01.51.5Disaster
Tutak Tutak Tutiya7 Oct0.452.02.602.60Disaster
Mirzya7 Oct2.106.5010.010.43Disaster
MS Dhoni The Untold Story30 Sep21.3066.094.13133.03Hit
Parched23 Sep0.120.621.01.0Disaster
Banjo23 Sep1.725.928.678.80Flop
Pink16 Sep4.3221.5135.9165.39Hit
Raaz Reboot16 Sep6.3018.0926.7330.29Flop
Freaky Ali9 Sep2.558.5013.514.67Flop
Baar Baar Dekho9 Sep6.8121.1629.4031.24Flop
Akira2 Sep5.1516.6526.3928.73Flop
A Flying Jatt24 Aug7.1029.4536.8538.61Flop
Happy Bhaag Jayegi19 Aug2.3210.7117.6528.02Semi Hit
Mohenjo Daro12 Aug8.8730.5451.1858.0Flop
Rustom12 Aug14.1150.4290.10127.49Super Hit
Dishoom29 July11.0537.3253.3467.97Average
Kabali22 July5.2019.1528.033.50Average
Madaari22 July2.259.7512.512.5Flop
Great Grand Masti15 July2.58.2513.1413.14Disaster
Sultan6 July36.54105.34208.82301ATBB
Junooniyat24 June0.652.03.403.40Disaster
Raman Raghav 2.024 June1.365.086.016.80Flop
Udta Punjab17 June10.0533.8048.5060.34Semi Hit
TE3N10 June2.6111.1316.3519.01Flop
Do Lafzon Ki Kahani10 June1.033.253.253.25Disaster
Housefull 33 June15.2153.3180.10107.62Hit
Veerappan27 May1.795.959.09.0Flop
Phobia27 May0.201.252.502.50Disaster
Waiting27 May0.271.252.502.50Disaster
Sarbjit20 May3.6913.9522.0929.17Average
X-Men Apocalypse20 May4.5116.2126.0633.56Average
Azhar13 May6.3020.8029.7033.0Flop
1920 London6 May2.467.6212.4514.65Flop
Captain America Civil War6 May8.5327.1342.7259.25Hit
Baaghi29 April11.9438.5859.7275.65Hit
Fan15 April19.2052.3571.5084.1Flop
The Jungle Book8 April10.0940.1974.08183.94ATBB
Love Games8 April1.033.064.54.5Flop
Sardaar Gabbar Singh8 April0.251.01.51.5Disaster
Ki and Ka1 April7.325.5337,5751.62Hit
Rocky Handsome25 March7.0616.1222.8526.41Flop
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice25 March8.521.8036.3552.10Hit
Kapoor and Sons18 March6.8526.3546.9373.03Super Hit
Teraa Surroor11 March1.133.725.956.18Flop
Jai Gangaajal4 March5.5019.2529.535.5Average
Aligarh26 Feb0.51.502.02.0Disaster
Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive26 Feb0.52.03.753.75Disaster
Neerja19 Feb4.7022.0135.3276.20Super Hit
Fitoor12 Feb3.6114.1118.6119.28Disaster
Sanam Re12 Feb3.5313.8219.4821.55Flop
Sanam Teri Kasam5 Feb1.04.668.669.1Flop
Ghayal Once Again5 Feb7.223.2533.2538.48Flop
Saala Khadoos29 Jan1.55.259.014.74Flop
Mastizaade29 Jan3.3911.1216.4617.71Flop
Kya Kool Hain Hum 322 Jan8.1520.1529.6532.61Flop
Airlift22 Jan12.3544.383.5127.8Super Hit
Wazir8 Jan5.5721.029.9540.42Average

Only from Bollywood

  • All Time Blockbuster: 0
  • Blockbuster: 0
  • Super Hit: 3
  • Hit: 3
  • Average: 6
  • Flop: 19
  • Hit Count: 19%
  • Success Count: 38%

Write your views on Bollywood box office verdict of 2016 in the comments section.

20 COMMENTS

  1. The first half of 2016 jas been below average! But the second half is looking very promising as there are big movies like Sultan, Mohenjo Daro, Dangal, Shivaay, ADHM and Rustom! There are also some promising movies like Befikre, Force2 , Rock On2, Dear Zindagi, Great Grand Masti amd many others! I expect at least 7 movies to cross 100cr which are Sultan, MD, ADHM, Shivaay, Dangal, Great Grand Masti, Rustom, Dear Zindagi, Dishoom, Befikre & The Flying Jatt!

  2. Interesting thing is that half of the year is finished and we don’t have even a single Blockbuster…..But wait is over now, SULTAN will be 1st Blockbuster or ATBB of 2016…..

  3. dont worry guys sultan will kick all firangi movies out of india in eid, and again people will like bollywood over hollywood…..

  4. Khiladi Is Back To Back Hit Film 2016 to 2017 Inka Hi Raaj Hai
    Airlift <<>>> Super Hit
    Housefull 3<<> Hit
    Rustom<>> Blockbuster
    Jolly LLB<<>> Super hit
    Namstey Englend<>Hit
    Baby<<<>>>Blockbuster
    Robot<<>All Time Blockbuster
    Ikka<<<<>>>>>Blockbuster
    Ilaka tera Dhamaka mera hah…..

  5. Sarbajit can not be Average because distributors of this movie were sold out 22 Crore in Domestic Market, so that the verdict is clear (Flop).

  6. Akki films
    Hollywood films
    Tiger Shroff Baaghi film
    Controversy film UP
    Are only hits for the 1st half of 2016.
    NEED SOME QUALITY FILMS NOW.

  7. Box office collection from Indian movies will be three to four times of first half in second half of the year……
    The very first movie is sultan then great grand masti and then dhisoom in a single month …..

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