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Box Office Predictions for Baadshaho: It was back in 2010, when the pair of Ajay Devgan and Emraan Hashmi came together for Milan Luthria’s Hit film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. Seven years later, the team reunites! Baadshaho has a story based on gold. But not all that glitters is gold. As a matter of fact, the film’s run at the box office will be far from anything gold!

There are a couple of problems with this film, the biggest being the treatment and story of the film. Films based on stealing usually don’t work too well at the box office, a big example in recent times being the film Players. There were exceptions, of course, with robbery films such as Kick and Dhoom 3, but both of those films were more about the star showcase of the superstar Khans in each respective film, and both films had the robbery theme only in the background. Kick ultimately had a story based on Salman supporting a child, and Dhoom 3 had a story of Aamir wanting revenge for his father. Also, it’s one thing for Baadshaho to be based on stealing gold, but to have it in an old setting (the Emergency period) makes it hard for the urban youth to connect with this type of film.

The treatment of the film is a problem, as the film gives the vibe of one of those desi masala films that were being released in the 2010-2013 period after Dabangg. Those films stopped being made because the genre got tired and watered down. What’s even worse in the case of Baadshaho is that it’s one of those desi masala films with steamy/sexual scenes, similar to films like Shootout at Wadala. Such films tend to not trend well at the box office, largely because they keep the family audience away.

Box Office Predictions for Baadshaho

Milan Luthria started the decade with Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (Hit) and The Dirty Picture (Super Hit), but then he delivered a box office flop with Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobaara! Baadshaho is the director’s next film, four years after OUATIMD. Actually, it’s another problem in itself that not only the director, but the main leads are also returning after delivering flop films: Ajay Devgn with Shivaay, and Emraan Hashmi with Raaz Reboot and eight other flops before that film!

Finally, the film has a little buzz. The trailer seemed to have received a decent response, and the Rashke Qamar song is a chartbuster, but the buzz is still missing. It could be because of the fact that the main leads and the director are returning after giving flop films individually (as I pointed out above), or it could be because the film seems like a typical maar-dhaar, old style film with sexuality added. Again, this keeps away the family audience.

The opening of the film will be decent/good on the merit of Ajay Devgn’s starpower and solid collections for evening/night shows as the next day is a major Bakrid holiday, but that’s about it really. In comparison to other films post-Baahubali 2, I predict the opening day collection of Baadshaho will be above Jagga Jasoos, but lower than Half Girlfriend. Monday onwards, the downward trend will start. I feel that the public WOM (Word of Mouth) for Baadshaho will be mixed: Good at some mass centres, but below average at multiplexes/metros, and ultimately negative with family audience.

My Box Office Predictions for Baadshaho:

  • Opening Day: 9 crore nett
  • Opening Weekend: 30+ crore nett
  • Lifetime Collections: 52 crore nett
  • Overall Verdict: Flop

The article has been written by Bobby Sidhu who is a box office enthusiast and have an internship in a tax firm in Canada. You can follow him on Twitter Bobby Sidhu.

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35 Comments

  1. manoj Kumar Reply

    Iska prediction kabhi sahi nhi hua hi my prediction is 120cr

  2. I’m not a big fan of Aja at all, I bashed him during Shivaay release cause I really didn’t like his attitude and the fact that he became a dirty fighter for the clash. But I still think your prediction will go wrong this time. Buzz is limited because of average marketing strategy but I expect a mixed to positive WOM for this one. And film about robbery can go very well if well-made. The first two Dhoom focused mainly on robbery and had no Khan power but still they worked big time. Baadshaho has a huge potential if the content clicks. And the desi vibe it has will help the film as audience nowadays really look for rural movies.

  3. Can some body tell this useless predictor that shivay was not a flop, it wasn’t a big hit but it was far from being a flop….

    Now adays every one with a pen thinks they are journalists;)))) little dissapointed from billyarena to post these stupid prediction based on nothing

    Or maybe they post it to show how dumb some journalists can be lol

    • “Wasn’t a big hit”? Dude, it wasn’t any kind of hit. And it needed 110 crores to recover its cost. Which it didn’t. So yes, it was a flop.

      • In that case ra.one, dilwale, jai ho, raees, tees maar khan, baby, gabbar is back, and many more are also flops.

  4. Karan Singh Reply

    @clemk what do you guys have problem with ajay sir because he was fighting for his justice. What dirty fighter you talk about?
    First of all, Diwali kise ke baap ki nahi hai and why ajay could had postponed his movie because yash choprapassed away
    Why yrj didn’t release movie on yash chopra birthday? Tell me
    And you guys believe on that idiot krk
    Solute to your thinking
    Same like you, many say srk clashed with everyone in his stardom period and srk has bad attitude blah blah
    Why should not srk release his movie on festival because date is booked by hrithik or ranveer for BM. Actually by doing clash with youngsters, srk is helping them. Because youngsters will get the real taste of success. They will learn that one can not easily big that for that they have to be kaabil. Srk also faced clash from amitabh sunny deol, salman and from aamir. If youngster want to be superstar for that they will have to beat all khans, akki and ajay.
    How do you know ajay has bad attitude?
    Tell me, may be I could be wrong

    • I wasn’t talking about SOS here so I wasn’t thinking of Yash-ji’s demise or SRK. Shivaay vs ADHM could have been a healthy clash and I don’t think a clash has to be bad (Akshay and Hrithik had a lot of respect during Rustom vs MD and this is how a clash should be held). For Shivaay, Ajay was very pretentious, constantly saying that his film was gonna be a classic, etc. But he felt so insecure that he was the one who tweeted against Karan and kept saying that Karan was wrong to clash. What I really didn’t like was how he reacted on the Pakistani controversy, using it to fight against ADHM and Fawad Khan. He even said that he would never betray his country and work with a Pakistani artist…which he already did. It’s really stupid to use controversy to bring down your adversary. If your film is really good, a peaceful clash is the best solution.

      And to conclude I totally agree with your opinion of clash. Clash have to happen and can teach youngsters a lot. I hope you understand my opinion better :)

      • @CLEMK
        I agree with u..
        Even during son of sardar and JTHJ .. he had dirty fight..
        No one is saying not to clash ..but clash has be be polite and respect to each other..

        • SRK and Varun Dhawan U.K Fans Base Reply

          @julious and @clemK 100% agreed with both of you two! Ajay has always been insecure about a lot of things, everything he said seemed bullshit and Kajol could’ve atleast trust her friend who has been with her much before Ajay!

          She owes all her career to Karan Johar! Reason why even today she was out in Dilwale with an Khan was because Karan Johar made her so big! But NO without any proof she broke a friendship which was 30-40years old!

  5. Nadeem Gill Reply

    I Think 1st Day Will 13 to 14 Cr
    2nd Day Will 17 Cr
    3rd Day Will 18+ Cr
    1st Weekend 45 To 48 Cr
    Life Time Will 115+Cr

  6. To me it seems Bobby sandhu wrote this article really or took a revenge out of Ajay Devgan and director Milan. Trailer was good and full with the massy and classy content therein. Music is also seems good. Action too look intense and power packed. Now whole movie will give the idea of performance.

    Over all to me movie looking good and let’s wait and watch.

  7. So Ajay is basically competing to beat Annabelle creations’ lifetime. All the best to him.

  8. Honestly I am not very satisfied with this prediction . Yes I am a huge fan of Ajay but the trailer received positive response from audience and trade . The songs have been decent . Mere Rashke Qamar has been a rage on Radio . Piya More is a peppy dance number which will grab a lot of eyeballs because of Emraan and Sunny . Baadshaho will be a great success if it turns out to be an entertaining movie because it has lot of elements such as Action, Dialogues and Thrill . I feel it will do 80 to 90 CR in the worst case scenario because it has a lot of appeal towards masses . The opening will be average but it can show positive growth in the weekend . I hope Baadshaho becomes a big success for Ajay, Emraan, Vidyut and Milan Luthria . Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. From what I’ve seen of the film it looks really good trailers and songs it’s up to the individual but I believe the film should do minimum 100cr as ajay devgn is also a big star and his films tend to have good legs an average grosser like shivaay had a good shelf life did a run of 8 weeks some 100cr grossers struggle to do 6-7 weeks.

  10. Peaceful Wanderer Reply

    All these rubbish predictions will continue. Nothing to bother about. Just because Players didn’t work this guy believes that movies about stealing don’t work. Strange logic.

    Anyways this is all time pass. Let’s watch the movie first after which one can have a fair idea about box office expectations.

  11. TIGER TIGER TIGER Reply

    If shivaay can cross 100 crore despite the clash and mixed reviews.
    How badshaaho can’t gross big at the box offic with big starcast in the movie and no serious compition till judwwa 2
    With amazing trailers and songs🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  12. Nohur Hemant Reply

    Ajay Devgan will deliver a big hit with Golmaal again….Badshahho has not received that much response…. Dhoom 3 was not focussed on Roberry and Amir acting in Dhoom was very very poor…. Amir depends mostly on festivals…. Hrithik Dhoom 2 is 100 times better than Amir Dhoom…. Badshaaho may be flopped or semit hit,,,,,Emraan Hashmi is one of the flop actor in Bollywood…. ajay should not do movie with him

    • Mr. AK Fan from USA Reply

      Abe dehaati still your poor papa boy tiktik is jobless and not getting any scripts and lost clash badly both the times back to back. Poor jobless actor’s Ekka dukka fan barking against the Baap of Bollywood? What a joke? Kahan global megastar aur Kahan jobless Papa’s boy? No comparison. Even if Dhoom 3 was crap and dhoom 2 was better (for me dhoom 2 was a brainless and logic less shit) then also dhoom 3 was ATbB, AThG both in India and overseas/worldwide while poor dhoom 2 despite being better film couldn’t match box office collections or foot falls of dhoom 3. Ha ha ha. That’s the aukaat of Jason boy. Poor papa’s boy is struggling badly and begging for scripts and even YRF knew that disaster king Jadoo boys Will be suicidal attempt for thugs of hindostan so they preferred to cast the Megastar. Aukaat me reh jadoo boy ke Ekke dukke fan.

    • Mr. AK Fan from USA Reply

      Abe dehaati still your poor papa boy tiktik is jobless and not getting any scripts and lost clash badly both the times back to back. Poor jobless actor’s Ekka dukka fan barking against the Baap of Bollywood? What a joke? Kahan global megastar aur Kahan jobless Papa’s boy? No comparison. Even if Dhoom 3 was crap and dhoom 2 was better (for me dhoom 2 was a brainless and logic less shit) then also dhoom 3 was ATbB, AThG both in India and overseas/worldwide while poor dhoom 2 despite being better film couldn’t match box office collections or foot falls of dhoom 3. Ha ha ha. That’s the aukaat of Jadoo boy. Poor papa’s boy is struggling badly and begging for scripts and even YRF knew that disaster king Jadoo boys Will be suicidal attempt for thugs of hindostan so they preferred to cast the Megastar. Aukaat me reh jadoo boy ke Ekke dukke fan.

  13. My prediction is 44cr. Sad to say srk,sollu and ajay careers are over

  14. Vinod Kumar Reply

    I m very much agreed with Nohur ……… The performance of Hrithik was exceptional in Dhoom 2…….. It’s incomparable………… In terms of Baadsaaho it is looking to perform well @ box office

    • Mr. AK Fan from USA Reply

      Still so called better performance of dhoom 2 couldn’t help it to match the foot falls or box office collections of dhoom 3 which shows the aukaat of poor tiny star jadoo boy and shows how big the megastar is who drove dhoom 3 only on the bases of his sheer star power. Aukaat me reh jadootard.

      • 100% agreed with Mr.AK Fan from USA. Baap aakhir baap hota hai. When megastar entered in dhoom 3 the so called exceptional performance of small stars was overshadowed and even with bad story and content he made dhoom 3 ATBb and ATHG. I bet if Hrithik was in such bad script in dhoom then it would have flopped badly like blue or action jackson. But hey that’s the difference between megastar AK and Tiny star jadoo boy.

    • Mr. AK Fan from USA Reply

      Yes dhoom 2 was such a mind blowing performance where a shivering alien who falls from 1000s of ft cliff and shot 3 times is still alive. What a Magnificat performance and such a genius movie. Wow. The guy becomes a statue in front of so many securities and cameras and runs away without showing anything and suddenly gets an ID of his old Mack up. Wow. What a performance. The best illogical performance indeed. ROFL.

    • Mr. AK Fan from USA Reply

      Still so called exceptional performance of dhoom 2 couldn’t help it to match the foot falls or box office collections of dhoom 3 which shows the aukaat of poor tiny star jadoo boy and shows how big the megastar is who drove dhoom 3 only on the bases of his sheer star power. Aukaat me reh jadootard.

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