2016 was not great when it comes to the initial at the box office. Only a few films were able to live up to the expectations while most of them relied on word mouth.
It was not good either for the younger generation of actors. Today we will be looking at the comparison of the opening days. From the list, only Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Baaghi had an excellent opening. While the later were good to average.
Note: It does not include Sushant Singh Rajput as MS Dhoni The Untold Story opened huge due to brand Dhoni.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
2nd film of Tiger
Average trailer, Two hero
Poor trailer, demonetization
Controversy, multistarrer, film leaked
Ki & Ka
A Flying Jatt
Kapoor & Sons
Baar Baar Dekho
*Baaghi music became a huge hit after the release
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Befikre were directed by big names like Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra. But the former was released pre-Diwali and had a big clash so the director’s factor has been compensated. It was Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi which surprised the trade by taking an excellent opening. Baaghi was only the second film of Tiger who was last seen in Hero Panti. Though his next release A Flying Jatt bite the dust due to the poor trailer.
Dishoom took the opening only riding on the star power of Varun as there was not much going in its favour. Though there was also John Abraham in the lead but that did not contribute much. Shahid Kapoor’s Udta Punjab was helped by Censor Board controversy and there was Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh. But it was leaked two days before release.
Sidharth Malhotra had two releases this year. Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt got all the praises for Kapoor & Sons. His next release Baar Baar Dekho was expected to open very good but it turned out to be disappointment
If we compare the star power of all these actors, Ranbir Kapoor will come out at the top. Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan and Tiger Shroff will fight for the second spot. The rest will be Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra.
Who is the best actor in terms of star power?
— Bollywood Arena (@BollyArena) December 10, 2016