Bollywood 2015: Hits, Flops, Blockbusters, Disasters!

Highlights of Bollywood 2015:

Highest Opening Day: Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan holds the record for the highest opening day collections of 2015 (27.25 cr). No other film has come close to challenging the first day total set by the film. Salman’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is almost certain to beat that total when it releases on the Diwali holiday later this year. It’ll be interesting to see if Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale beats the 27.25 cr figure to take the highest opening non-holiday for 2015. It’ll be difficult because ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is releasing on the same day, which also happens to be a working day.

Highest Opening Weekend: Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan also holds the record for the highest first week this year. The film collected Rs 102.6 crore in its first 3 days. PRDP has more than a good chance of surpassing this figure, even though Sunday doesn’t come in the first 3 days (PRDP releases on Thursday, 12th November). The only other non-Salman film that has a chance is SRK’s Dilwale.

Highest First Week: It’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan again. The film collected Rs 184.65 cr in its first week. The outstanding word-of-mouth helped big time. Both PRDP and Dilwale will have to carry similar reports to challenge the first week total of the Kabir Khan directed film.

Highest Grosser: Will Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 321 crore) remain the biggest grosser of 2015? Or will the two other obvious choices go on be the highest grosser of 2015. That’s the big question as we head towards two of the most important months of the year – with two major weekends in Diwali and Christmas.

  • Biggest Success – Bajrangi Bhaijaan (All Time Blockbuster)
  • Biggest Disaster – Bombay Velvet (lost nearly 100 crore of its investment)
  • Costliest film – Bombay Velvet (Cost of production only)
  • Star of the year – Salman Khan
  • Best Debut – Kapil Sharma

Verdict in numbers

  • Disaster – 8
  • Flop – 11
  • Below Average – 5
  • Average – 6
  • Above Average – 2
  • Semi Hit – 2
  • Hit – 7
  • Super Hit – 2
  • Blockbuster – 2
  • All Time Blockbuster – 2

Important films in the last quarter of 2015

  • Shaandaar
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  • Tamasha
  • Bajirao Mastani
  • Dilwale
Movie Release Verdict 1st Day 1st Weekend 1st week Total
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 16 Oct Pending 6.80
Jazbaa 9 Oct Pending 4.23 15.24 21.58 23.8*
Singh Is Bliing 2 Oct Semi Hit 20.67 54.44 73.4 89.5*
Talvar 2 Oct Hit 3 9 15.55 28.2*
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon 25 Sep Hit 10.15 28.81 43.5 49.45
Calendar Girls 25 Sep Flop 1.5 3.8 6.31 7.05
Katti Batti 18 Sep Disaster 5.28 16.27 22.58 24.43
Hero 11 Sep Below Average 6.85 21.1 30.87 33.63
Welcome Back 4 Sep Above Average 14.35 51 74.02 98.67
Phantom 28 Aug Flop 8.46 33.18 47.4 53.42
All Is Well 21 Aug Disaster 2.9 11.91 14.01 14.52
Manjhi 21 Aug Average 1.4 6.35 10.17 15.26
Brothers 14 Aug Flop 15.20 52.08 72.6 82.75
Bangistan 7 Aug Disaster 1.00 3.77 5.49 6.17
Drishyam 31 July Semi Hit 8.06 23.05 36.65 72.3
Bajrangi Bhaijaan 17 July All Time
Blockbuster
27.25 102.6 184.65 320.48
Baahubali 10 July All Time
Blockbuster
5.15 22.35 46.77 113.95
Guddu Rangeela 3 July Flop 1.51 5.82 8.77 8.77
ABCD 2 19 June Super Hit 14.30 46.35 71.78 105.74
Hamari Adhuri Kahani 12 June Flop 5.04 16.49 27.12 37.57
Dil Dhadakne Do 5 June Average 10.53 37.05 56.1 76.88
Welcome To Karachi 21 May Flop 1.5 5.2 7.3 9.2
Tanu Weds Manu Returns 22 May Blockbuster 8.85 38.15 70.02 151.2
Bombay Velvet 15 May Disaster 5.2 16.1 22.27 23.5
Piku 08 May Hit 5.32 25.22 42.42 79.92
Gabbar Is Back 01 May Hit 13.05 39.45 60.88 85.83
Avengers 24 Apr Super Hit 10.98 36 53.65 73.1
Mr X 17 Apr Flop 4.5 13.99 22.73 24.58
Dharam Sankat Mein 10 Apr Flop 1.30 5.15 7.97 7.97
Ek Paheli Leela 10 Apr Below Average 5.3 15.85 24.28 25.03
Detective Byomkesh Bakshi 3 Apr Flop 4.2 14.06 19.87 19.87
Furious 7 3 Apr Blockbuster 12 36.55 68.96 102.1
Hunterrr 20 Mar Average 1.38 5.34 8.07 12.22
NH10 13 Mar Hit 3.35 13.3 20.62 34.79
Dum Laga Ke Haisha 27 Feb Hit 1.12 6.12 10.62 28.04
Ab Tak Chappan 2 27 Feb Flop 1.42 4.66 6.68 7.32
Badlapur 20 Feb Hit 7.25 24.25 37.75 51.53
Roy 13 Feb Below Average 10.41 28.69 41.78 45.09
MSG The Messenger 13 Feb Average 3 8.35 13.2 13.6
Shamitabh 6 Feb Disaster 3.5 13.25 19.2 21.2
Hawaizaada 30 Jan Disaster 0.61 2.15 3.29 3.45
Khamoshiyan 30 Jan Below Average 1.92 6.67 11.3 13.35
Baby 23 Jan Above Average 9.3 36.07 63.82 96.91
Dolly Ki Doli 23 Jan Below Average 2.55 10.76 19.17 19.98
Alone 16 Jan Average 3.5 11.75 18.1 19.24
Crazy Cukkad Family 16 Jan Disaster 0.07 0.43 0.61 0.61
Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene 16 Jan Disaster 0.09 0.4 0.55 0.55
I (Hindi) 16 Jan Average 2.35 7.95 10.9 11.25
Tevar 9 Jan Flop 7.05 22.2 34.25 40.48

Source: indicine.com