Box Office 2016 – A recap on the year gone by and the story in numbers…

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• 214 Hindi films were released.

Of the 214 Hindi films, four were animation films.

• Approximately 2938 crore NETT came as Box Office earnings from these 214 films at an average of 13.73 cr per movie.

• 52.17% of these earnings came from Top-10 Box Office grossers.

• Approx. 1,660 cr. of these earnings came from Top-10 Box Office grossers (Comparatively, approx. 1,526 cr. of these earnings came from Top-10 Box Office grossers in 2015)

• 77 films did a business of 1 crore or more (Comparatively, 70 films did a business of 1 crore or more in 2015)

• 30 films did a business of 30 crore or more (Comparatively, 32 films did a business of 30 crore or more in 2015)

• 19 films did a business of 50 crore or more (Comparatively, 22 films did a business of 50 crore or more in 2015)

• Around 130 movies did a business of 1 crore or less

• Around 161 movies did a business of 10 crore or less

• Approx. 11 movies did a business between 10 cr. to 20 cr. (Comparatively, 7 films did a business of 10 crore to 20 crore in 2015)

• Approx. 16 movies did a business between 20 cr. to 40 cr.
(Comparatively, 13 films did a business of 20 crore to 40 crore in 2015)

• Approx. 12 movies did a business between 40 cr. to 100 cr.
(Comparatively, 18 films did a business of 40 crore to 100 crore in 2015)

• The success ratio of the films in the year was approx. 9%

• 12.41% of the box office receipts came in from movies starring Akshay Kumar.

• 12.76% of the box office receipts came in from movies starring Aamir Khan.

• 10.22% of the box office receipts came in from movies starring Salman Khan.

• 35.39% of the box office receipts came in from movies starring Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan.

• 6 films entered the 100 Crore Club [M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story, Airlift, Rustom, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Housefull 3, Shivaay] (Comparatively, 4 films entered the 100 Crore Club in 2015 – Bajirao Mastani, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Dilwale, ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2)

• 2 films entered the 300 Crore Club [Salman Khan’s Sultan and Aamir Khan’s Dangal] (Comparatively, 1 film – Bajrangi Bhaijaan – entered the 300 Crore Club and 1 film – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – entered the 200 Crore Club in 2015)

• 2 All Time Blockbusters [Sultan, Dangal] (Comparatively, 1 All Time Blockbuster (Bajrangi Bhaijaan) and 1 Blockbuster (Tanu Weds Manu Returns) in 2015)

• 0 newcomers featured in a Hit, Superhit or All Time Blockbuster (Comparatively, 3 newcomers – Karan Singh Grover (Hate Story 3), Kapil Sharma (Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon) and Bhumi Pednekar (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) – featured in a Hit in 2015)

• 1 sequel was a clean success [Housefull 3] (Comparatively, 3 sequels – Tanu Weds Manu Returns, ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2, Welcome Back, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 and Hate Story 3) were clean successes in 2015)


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• ZERO – 100 Crore successes for either Alia Bhatt or Shraddha Kapoor

• ZERO – New release for Deepika Padukone

• 10 films of Salman Khan have now done a business of 100 crore or more

• 3 Akshay Kumar films released and each of them entered 100 Crore Club

• 6 films of Akshay Kumar have now done a business of 100 crore or more

• 6 films of Ajay Devgn have now done a business of 100 crore or more

• 5 films of Aamir Khan have now done a business of 100 crore or more

• 4 films of Anushka Sharma have now done a business of 100 crore or more

• 1 actor entered the 100 Crore Club for the first time ever [Sushant Singh Rajput – M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story]

• 8 new directors debuted in the 100 Crore Club [Ali Abbas Zafar – Sultan, Nitesh Tiwari – Dangal, Neeraj Pandey – M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story, Raja Menon – Airlift, Tinu Suresh Desai – Rustom, Karan Johar – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Farhad-Sajid – Housefull 3, Ajay Devgn – Shivaay]

• 3 films were produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and they were all successful to varied degree [Housefull 3, Baaghi, Dishoom]

• 4 films were made by Karan Johar; 3 succeeded [Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Kapoor & Sons, Dear Zindagi] and 1 did not [Baar Baar Dekho]

• 3 films were made by Yash Raj Films; 1 succeeded [Sultan] and 2 did not [Fan, Befikre]

• While the Ranveer Singh – Vaani Kapoor starrer Befikre worked well for its makers at the box office, it didn’t manage to generate much goodwill for its director Aditya Chopra

• The biggest losses of 2016 were incurred by the producers/ distributors of the film Ghayal Once Again, Jai Gangaajal, Rocky Handsome, A Flying Jatt and Shivaay.

• Other films that can easily be classified as flops are Azhar, Te3n, Sarbjit, Rock On 2, Akira, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 and Mastizaade.

• However, Mirzya, Baar Baar Dekho, Fitoor and Great Grand Masti can be classified as the greatest debacles of 2016.

– Bollywood Hungama News Network

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