In Bollywood, stardom is often measured by the opening of films. As after the opening weekend, film depends upon word of mouth and public appreciation.
Lets analyse the top opening day of top Bollywood actors and our prediction regarding their next highest opner.
Happy New Year
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Singh Is Bling
Saif Ali Khan
Khans are still the biggest crowd puller in India. In top 10 opening days, 8 belongs to them.
SRK’s Happy New Year holds the record of biggest opening day. It is unlikely that this record will be broken in near future. Fan is releasing on non-holdiay while Raees is clashing with Sultan on Eid. So the fans may have to wait for Don 3. Same goes for Salman Khan too as PRDP’s record will be tough to beat with clash.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal is releasing in December 2016. But so far the film is looking like a multiplex oriented film. Though Aamir can surprise but as the film will release on non-holiday, Dhoom 3 record will stay there for a while.
Though we have to admit that Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn could have done better if they got to release their films on Eid, Diwali or Christmas. Ajay got a chance to release Singham Returns on Independence Day and it collected over 33 crore. HR also enjoyed a good run with his Diwali release Krrish 3. Akshay Kumar on the other hand has multiple releases every year which affect the opening of his films.
But this time things may change. Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro will release on Independence Day weekend and Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay releases on Diwali. But they are clashing with Rustom and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil so the opening day record will be out of reach. Anyway Akshay should get his highest opening day with Housefull 3.
After these 6 we have younger actors Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan. Ranbir was the among the biggest crowd puller at multiplexes back in 2012-2013. YJHD took a record opening on a non-holiday. Later on Besharm also crossed 21 crore despite having negative word of mouth. But with back to back failures, his films are finding hard to take big initials. He will be hoping to change his fortunes with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Varun Dhawan’s Dishoom is super hot in trade. The actor enjoys a huge fan base among youth. So its very likely that Dishoom will be his biggest opener. Ranveer should also get his highest opener with Befikre.
Box office records are important for the industry. But with multiple clashes this year, it will be hard to break opening records. More screens and cinemas should be built all across the country.
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