The last few weeks have been rough for Bollywood releases. The big Eid release starring Salman Khan has disappointed at the box office. Now we are entering into the second half of the year and there are some big films releasing in next couple of months.
Jagga Jasoos: Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer is looking like a perfect summer film. The promos and songs have generated an interest among the audience. The feel of a Disney adventure will appeal towards kids and family audience as it is a holiday season. However, it is a delayed project and there was a lot of negativity surrounding the film. Historically, most of the delayed films have not fared well at the box office.
Also, the reports are not so great as the shooting was delayed multiple time. The project was even about to shelve at a time. A lot of portion has been reshoot and the storyline is also changed. This might have affected the final product. Still, the trade is hoping that JJ will help the industry. As of now, it is looking to open at around 10 crore and lifetime can go above 100 cr if the word of mouth is positive.
Munna Michael: Tiger is quickly emerging the darling of masses. Munna Michael is his third film with director Sabbir Khan who has given him two hits earlier. The promos have indicated that it is a full-on desi entertainer with songs, dance, action and romance. The film will have an excellent opening in masses and has chances to surprise in plexes too.
Mubarakan: Anees Bazmee is back with a comedy film starring Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor. The trailer and music have received a mixed response from the audience. When in form, Anees can make a perfect comedy film. However, the latest one is looking outdated. There is also a lack of star power in the film. It is likely to struggle for an initial.
Jab Harry Met Sejal: SRK has come back to the romantic genre with JHMS. However, the promos are giving the vibes of an urban rom-com. The director Imtiaz Ali can also be a liability as his most of recent films are complex. On the brighter side, the music of the film will help the film in generating interest. The first two songs have become hits and the best is yet to come.
A good initial of up to 20 crores is guaranteed unless RCE again messes up the promotional strategy. The lifetime collection will depend on word of mouth which will come into play before the Independence Day weekend.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha: As of now, Akshay Kumar starrer TEPK is looking like the hottest film. The trailer was received very well and songs have shown the love story set in the background of a village. Films with social message blended with comedy and romance can work big time if executed well. Also, there will be a support from the government and it can become tax-free before release.
But we have seen in the past that Akshay's core fan following in masses are not coming to theatres. This might be the case with TEPK too even though it has universal appeal. If made well, then it has the potential to become Akshay Kumar's biggest hit.
|Tiger Zinda Hai||10||7||7||9||38.50||-|
|Jolly LLB 2||8||6||5||7||14.50||13.20|
|Badrinath Ki Dulhania||7||6||6||7||11.0||12.25|
|Meri Pyaari Bindu||5||6||2||2||2.10||1.75|
|Jab Harry Met Sejal||9||6||7||7||18.0||15.25|
|Toilet Ek Prem Katha||8||7||6||6||12.80||13.10|
|Bareilly Ki Barfi||3||5||3||2||1.80||2.42|
|Shubh Mangal Saavdhan||3||7||3||4||2.0||2.71|
|Tiger Zinda Hai||10||325||-|
|Jolly LLB 2||8||108||115|
|Badrinath Ki Dulhania||7||102||117|
|Fast and Furious 8||9||85||94|
|Meri Pyaari Bindu||2||12||10|
|Jab Harry Met Sajal||7||72||65|
|Toilet Ek Prem Katha||7||154||135|
|Bareilly Ki Barfi||3||26||34|
|Shubh Mangal Saavdhan||4||36||43|