Box Office List 2017: Tiger Zinda Hai and Baahubali 2 Only blockbusters
The box office saw an unbelievably dry year in 2017 with Prabhas film Baahubali 2 The Conclusion and Salman Khan-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai turning out to be the only blockbusters.
2017 was an exceptionally dry year at the box office in India. The superstars that we look up to for blockbusters, disappointed with weak scripts, over-the-top acting and terrible execution. That is, not even taking into account the kind of disasters we saw at the big screens… Salman Khan’s Tubelight and Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal being at the top of that list.
The other Khan, Aamir, did not have a proper release in 2017. His Dangal, that released during Christmas 2016, took care of the box-office numbers for several months in 2017, thanks to the film’s release in China and Taiwan. He appeared in a non-lead role in 2017’s Diwali release, Secret Superstar.
But 2017 stayed dismally dull. The box office shed tears for eleven of all twelve months, before finally seeing a ray of hope in Salman’s second release this year, Tiger Zinda Hai. Tiger Zinda Hai turned out to be the only blockbuster of the year.
SO EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOX OFFICE IN 2017?
Here’s a performance-wise breakdown of Bollywood’s big films in 2017.
NUMBER OF RELEASES: 286
DUBBED ANIMATION: 4
In 2017 hindi cinema box office declares-Out of 286 films released only 14 movies were hits n semi hits and 15 covered its costs n cud stay in theatres .
Why 257 were flopped.?
Analysis is necessary by writers directors n Producers to know our real audience taste🎥 pic.twitter.com/D3UAcZiIMd
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) January 9, 2018
Box-office Wonder: Baahubali 2
Super-Duper Hit: Tiger Zinda Hai
Super Hit: Golmaal Again
Hit: Badrinath Ki Dunhaniya, Secret Superstar
Semi-Hit: Jolly LLB 2, Hindi Medium, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Judwaa 2, Fukrey Returns, Fast and Furious 8 (dubbed)
Overflow: The Ghazi Attack, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Newton, Thor: Ragnarok (dubbed)
Commission-Earner to Overflow: Lipstick Under My Burkha, Ittefaq, Tumhari Sulu, Annabelle: Creation (dubbed), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (dubbed), Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (dubbed)
Commission-Earner: Raees, Mom, Mubarakan, Logan (dubbed), Kong (dubbed), Spider-man: Homecoming (dubbed)
Average: Sachin: A Billion Dreams
Take a closer look at the big earners in 2017.
BOX-OFFICE WONDER: BAAHUBALI 2
Baahubali 2 was the country’s biggest hit this year. In all languages. Just its Hindi dubbed version left the Khan releases behind by miles, raking in over Rs 500 crore at the box office during its run in the country. Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan both came down on their knees in front of SS Rajamouli’s epic fantasy from the kingdom of Mahishmathi. The Hindi version of Baahubali: The Conclusion, went on to earn more than Rs 500 crore in India, thereby creating a new club altogether: the Rs 500-crore club. And as of now, it is the only member.
SUPER-DUPER HIT: TIGER ZINDA HAI
But Salman Khan refused to accept defeat. The wrongs that he did with his first release of 2017, Tubelight, he undid with December’s Tiger Zinda Hai. 2017 got its first straight Hindi blockbuster in Tiger Zinda Hai, after an excruciating wait of eleven long months. Tiger Zinda Hai has been at the ticket windows for just more than two weeks. And it has earned more than Rs 300 crore in India.
SUPER HIT: GOLMAAL AGAIN
Rohit Shetty-directed multi-starrer Golmaal Again cashed in on its franchise value at the box office. The comedy saw a decent earning at the box office. Apart from the slapstick comedy with a twist of horror thrown in, Golmaal Again had the star power of Ajay Devgn and the characters who were reprising their roles from the earlier films. The film went on to cross Rs 200 crore at the box office in India.
HITS: BADRINATH KI DULHANIYA AND SECRET SUPERSTAR
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s sequel to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya made its way to the list of very few hits in 2017. The film worked well at the box office and received a generally warm response at the theatres.
Aamir Khan-backed Secret Superstar began well, but its run-time worked against it. The film was praised for its mother-daughter story with an eccentric Aamir Khan to aid in their journey. But at the end of the day, Secret Superstar was no Dangal.
SEMI-HITS: JOLLY LLB 2, HINDI MEDIUM, TOILET: EK PREM KATHA, JUDWAA 2, FUKREY RETURNS, FAST AND FURIOUS 8 (DUBBED)
Both of Akshay Kumar’s films in 2017, Jolly LLB 2 and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, huffed and puffed their way to the semi-hit list. Irrfan and Saba Qamar-starrer Hindi Medium too managed to charm the audiences enough to make it to the list of semi-hit films in 2017. Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 and Pulkit Samrat-Richa Chadha’s Fukrey returns both were categorised in the list of semi-hit films in 2017.
The Hindi dubbed version of Fast and Furious too is in this list.
OVERFLOW: THE GHAZI ATTACK, BAREILLY KI BARFI, SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN, NEWTON, THOR: RAGNAROK (DUBBED)
In the Overflow category are films like The Ghazi Attack, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Newton from Bollywood. The Hindi dubbed version of Thor: Ragnarok too is in this list.
COMMISSION-EARNER TO OVERFLOW: LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA, ITTEFAQ, TUMHARI SULU, ANNABELLE: CREATION (DUBBED), KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (DUBBED), JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (DUBBED)
Only three Bollywood films made it to the list of commission-earner to overflow ones. Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha, Abhay Chopra’s Ittefaq and Suresh Triveni’s Tumhari Sulu managed to leave their impression on the audience.
Hindi dubbed versions of three Hollywood films, Annabelle: Creation, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Jumaji: Welcome To The Jungle, too are in this list.
COMMISSION-EARNER: RAEES, MOM, MUBARAKAN, LOGAN (DUBBED), KONG (DUBBED), SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (DUBBED)
This category, again, has three films from Bollywood and the Hindi dubbed version of three Hollywood films. Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, Sridevi’s Mom and Arjun Kapoor’s Mubarakan are the Hindi films that were categorised ‘commission-earners’ in 2017, along with Logan, Kong and Spider-man: Homecoming from Hollywood.
AVERAGE: SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS
Sachin Tendulkar’s biographical docudrama, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, was just about Average in terms of its performance at the box office in 2017.
Out of the 286 releases in 2017, including 59 dubbed, 1 animation, 4 dubbed animation and 3 English films, only 14 films were hits and semi-hits.
Source – India Today