Hindi Film 101: Top Box Office Hits 2000-Today!!! Shahrukh to Prabhas

Woo-hoo!  The section where we all know ALL the movies!!!!  And also, now I am done.  With this tedious somewhat obscure topic.  No idea what to cover next.  Is it time for Sanju Baba yet?  When’s that movie coming out? (Part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here)

Non-Usual Disclaimer: This list is from Wikipedia, blame them not me!

This is the era in which the numbers become increasingly unreliable.  Well, they were always unreliable, but at least back in the early years they were unreliable thanks to films that have been forgotten by history, or bad reporting in the past.  Now they are inaccurate thanks to political agendas and so on in the present, so I KNOW they are unreliable and feel a bit guilty about reporting them.  For instance, I am fairly sure that Gadar should be on this list, probably at the top of this list, and yet it has mysteriously disappeared.

2001: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (Karan Johar):  Karan again!  And also Shahrukh again.  This is why he is the Baadshah.  Salman and Aamir have had a good run lately, but nothing like Shahrukh at the turn of the century.  1995 to 2005, he was tops every year except for bowing out to Aamir in 96 (Raja Hindustani) and Salman in 1999 (Hum Saath Saath Hain).   135.53 crore (equivalent to 378 crore)

2002: Devdas (Sanjay Leela Bhansali): Shahrukh again!  And Bhansali’s sole appearance on this list.  Also, according to some records this is a Red Chillies production.  I don’t think it is, but I think Red Chillies may own the rights now.  And this is not the last of their films we will see pop up.  But be aware, Shahrukh is also not the only Khan to make an appearance on this list as producer as well as star.  Oh, and for all the hype about Devdas at Cannes, and as the “most expensive film ever”, notice that it was a significant drop from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham‘s profits.  This is why I say NEVER GIVE BHANSALI MONEY!!!!  He will just lose it.  99.87 crore (equivalent to 267 crore)

(The lamp and finger paint budget alone, out of control!)

2003: Kal Ho Na Ho (Nikhil Advani): Really, this is another Karan-SRK film.  Karan wrote it, produced it, was there every moment.  Nikhil had his own touches, he is very handy with a montage type thing, but it’s mostly Karan.  And it’s a drop from their last collaberation, as all films were a drop since then.  Again, a reminder that one good box office film doesn’t mean the box office will stay that good.  86.09 crore (equivalent to 222 crore)

2004: Veer-Zaara (Yash Chopra) Shahrukh again!  And a little higher than his take last year, while still nowhere near K3G.  There’s a reason it’s still a social touchstone.  But, on the other hand, nice to see Yash Chopra still has it!  This will be his last appearance on this list, but what’s really impressive is that it is almost 40 years after his first appearance.  I don’t think there is another actor or director or composer or anything else who managed to make 3 films spread out over 40 years and each one perfectly targeted to their respective eras.  97.64 crore (equivalent to 242 crore)

2005: No Entry (Anees Bazmee)  Well this is depressing!  Lowest film on the list so far.  And I’m kind of stunned it’s here at all.  No Entry?  Really?  Salman is great, but that’s only like 5 minutes of the movie. 74.14 crore (equivalent to 176 crore)

 

2006: Dhoom 2 (Sanjay Gadhvi)  And BAM!  We’re back!  Nice big box office.  And a new era of film.  We are beyond stars now, we are into concepts.  Dhoom 2 has Abhishek, Uday, Hrithik, Aish, Bipasha.  But do any of them really get credit for it being a hit?  And should they?  No, not really.  And nor should the director, who went on to nothing after this.  It’s all about the Big Idea, the concept of it all. 151.39 crore (equivalent to 340 crore)

2007: Om Shanti Om (Farah Khan) Technically a Shahrukh film, but really another Big Concept film.  Yes, Shahrukh carried it (and put up the money to produce it), but it’s about the songs and the colors and the nostalgia as much as his star power.  It also is the start of a good consistent run of growth at the box office, thanks to the sudden multiplex explosion artificially increasing box office. 149.87 crore (equivalent to 317 crore)

2008: Ghajini (AR Murgadoss) And Aamir arrives!  In a very odd kind of film to do well in India.  An action film with a twisty plot.  Great songs though.  And, come to think of it, if we look back over the whole history of this list, there have always been those random thriller type films with solid plots that land at the top.  Not often, but routinely every 5 or 10 years. 200 crore (equivalent to 390 crore)

2009: 3 Idiots (Rajkumar Hirani) And here we have the game changer!  A solid film with a family friendly and yet complicated plot, great songs, and all around great performances.  Plus some serious star power.  Fully deserved to be the best film of the year and the standard all other films tried to meet.  200 crore (equivalent to 390 crore)

2010: Enthiran (S. Shankar) THE SOUTH RISES!!!!!  This is not a list of top box office of Hindi films, this is just straight up top box office in India.  And for the first time (but not the last), a southern film made it to the top.  There’s a lot of stuff going on here, the film itself of course, with a massive special effects focus that translates across all languages.  Plus bringing in the all India stars Aishwarya Rai and AR Rahman to help out.  And Rajnikanth’s huge following to help with the publicity.  But there’s also just the changing dynamics of the industry.  Southern films could be distributed nationally, this one was dubbed into Hindi for the national release, various changes that had been coming along since at least Roja back in the 90s broke through all came to fruition here. 289 crore (equivalent to 454 crore) 

2011: Bodyguard (Siddique) Another southern film!  Sort of.  I was just talking about how the Telugu box office is dropping off for action films and it might be something the Hindi box office should pay attention to.  This is why. Enthiran/Robot was a southern film, Bodyguard is a remake of a southern film, and next year is another action film with a slight southern touch to it.  234.39 crore (equivalent to 338 crore)

2012: Ek Tha Tiger (Kabir Khan) Yash Raj is back!!!!  Considering they are the largest studio in India, it’s sort of amazing how rarely they show up here.  Distributed both Kuch Kuch and K3G, produced and distributed Veer-Zaara, and now produced and distributed Ek Tha Tiger.  They just need one big solid hit every 5 years or so to help fund all the other things they are doing.  320 crore (equivalent to 422 crore)

2013: Dhoom 3 (Vijay Krishna Acharya) Yash Raj again!  Getting greedy I guess.  Or else trying to make sure they can set up all the little films they have planned to release. 585 crore (equivalent to 696 crore)

2014: PK (Rajkumar Hirani) Have I mentioned the concept thing recently?  Here it is again. Sure, Aamir is the star and does a great job.  And Anushka and Sushant Singh Rajput is there as well.  But it’s really the concept that sells the film more than the star.  At least to the audience, it was the star that sold the film to the backers I am guess. 792 crore (equivalent to 886 crore)

2015: Bahubali: the Beginning (Rajamouli) All hail Karan Johar!  No matter what, this film was going make a lot of money.  But it just barely edged to the top of the list thanks to Karan’s Hindi dub wide release. The second highest film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, is right behind it.  And is very different and yet not different.  Both films have a great story (written by the same scriptwriter), and the kind of story and content in general that anyone can grasp from 6 to 60. 650 crore (equivalent to 687 crore)

2016: Dangal (Nitesh Tiwari)  I just flat out do not believe this number.  There’s too many reasons people want it to be true (respectable patriotic unthreateningly feminist film with “international” quality production values and an international studio).  I believe it was the top film of the year, absolutely.  I just don’t see how it could make quite THIS much money.  1,979 crore

2017: Bahubali: The Conclusion (Rajamouli) Ta-da!!!  The first film to break Mughal-E-Azam‘s record (adjusted for inflation).  And this time I absolutely believe the figure.  It was 3D and Imax and multiplex, which drove up the cost of some of the individual tickets.  And do you know anyone in India who DID NOT see this movie?  Which drives up the pure number of tickets sold.  But, see, except for multiplex, none of that is true of Dangal.  Which is why I don’t believe that figure, and I am giving Bahubali the crown as Most Successful Indian Film Ever.  1,700 crore

 

Here’s one thing I started noticing on this list.  The big big hits are sometimes followed by sudden low periods.  Which might explain what we are seeing right now post-Bahubali.  The audience is tired of films which aren’t Bahubali, and the industry is scrambling to figure out where they are.  So there is a growing period.  And then other times, the big hits are followed by a kind of plateau as everything tries to follow them, to give the audience “just what you liked before but slightly different” instead of breaking new ground.

Since 2006, adjusted for inflation, there has been a small steady increase every year in box office.  But then there was this massive leap in 2017 (and 2016, but again, I don’t believe it).  Which means either we will have a period of imitation products which get similar but less box office.  Or we are heading for a decline as the audience and industry adjusts.  And right now it is looking like a decline.

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35 thoughts on “Hindi Film 101: Top Box Office Hits 2000-Today!!! Shahrukh to Prabhas

  1. It’s an interesting list, isn’t it? The Khans, the big studios and then there’s Rajnikath and… Prabhas. Baahubali is a game changer of sorts but also, nothing really changes. We won’t see anything like Baahubali for years to come. I read that Dangal box office figures are due to its widespread china release( it did 1000 crores in china *gasp*) but I do agree BB deserves the best film title (and I’m not having it any other way).
    I do have something to say on the figures of Dhoom 2 and trust me it was not really the ensemble cast that led to its massive numbers. It was the year Hrithik had his release Krrish and it was quite the rage (I watched it in a single screen theatre in a non Hindi speaking state and the mass hysteria Hrithik generated was a sight to behold) so it was only natural his Dhoom2 with Aishwarya Rai would be super successful. As for D2, I remember not getting tickets in a multiplex screen for 2 weeks atleast. It was probably the highest point in Hrithik’s career now that I think about it. But what an exhilarating experience it was. (Poor plot and everything else notwithstanding).

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    • If it is the China numbers sending Dangal up, then I really really don’t believe it! China massively over reports box office, it’s getting to be an issue with Hollywood releases over there to the point that studios are leery about working with them.

      Poor Hrithik, one year on top! After going through this whole list, there are a lot of people who only had one big year and then dropped off. Of course, living in the Hrithik-era, we know he is still around giving interviews and making movies and so on. But there are all these stars like Raaj Kumar who only had the one really big hit and then history has just sort of forgotten them.

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  2. I don’t know.. in my mind, something can only really be a game changer if it really changes the game enough to affect everything that comes after it in a significant way. In that sense, we have to wait and see if Bahubali is that or if it’s just a fluke. It gave people the big Indian movie rooted in history and mythology but I would still call it a concept film. It isn’t based on star power or anything like that nor on any specific change in the market IMO. For example, I don’t suspect that most BW fans are suddenly going to start watching South films because of Bahubali or anything. I think the interest was specifically only for that movie, not extended to others because of it.

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    • Good point about waiting to see. For one thing, films aren’t made overnight. Even if Bahubali inspired everyone to massive differences, we won’t see it for at least 8 months after. That’s also what we see in the box office. For instance, SRK’s gap in the box office dominance in 1996. His post DDLj films hadn’t really hit yet, not that fast.

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  3. I feel like for the period after the mid-90s, you should have split the figures into domestic and global collections. Because the earlier films do not have the advantage of overseas collections in their final figures. Is it fair that Bhansali should get a place on this list just because it was the big release overseas that year and distributors just didn’t show anything else and the figures you got were inflated by an audience that had no choice?

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    • This is the era where the wiki list gets really really weak. I think it might be supposed to be all domestic figures, and it makes sense to me as all domestic until we get to Dangal. So either the Dangal figures are just ridiculously fake, or they are accidentally global while all the others are local.

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  4. Because I am totally obsessed with mysteries, I just had to dig deeper in the list. So just the data in this comment. Sources include Box Office Mojo, Best of the Year, Bollywood Hungama and Box Office India. I’ve only kept the data that was uniform across the sites.

    1.Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

    Budget: 40 crores
    Screens: 500
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 499,500
    Box Office India: 55 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 135 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross: 80 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Record Opening.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £473,274, Total Gross: £2,499,000 USA / Canada: First Weekend : $1,010,000, Total Gross: $3,097,000 Gulf: First Weekend : $220,000, Total Gross: $900,000 Australia: First Weekend : $0, Total Gross: $0

    2. Devdas

    Budget: 44 crores
    Screens: 325
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 472,500
    Lifetime India (net) 42 crores
    Worldwide Gross 100 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 58 crores

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £466,370, Total Gross: £1,689,000 USA / Canada: First Weekend : $905,000, Total Gross: $2,791,000 Gulf: First Weekend : $175,000, Total Gross: $500,000 Australia: First Weekend : $0, Total Gross: $0

    3. Kal Ho Naa Ho

    Budget: 28 crores
    Screens: 400
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 329,500
    Lifetime India (net) 39 crores
    Worldwide Gross 87 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 48 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Thursday release at some places. The first multiplex HIT in India as one third of its lifetime business came from the 40 multiplexes in the country.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £436,789, Total Gross: £1,675,000 USA / Canada: First Weekend : $758,211, Total Gross: $1,993,000 Gulf: First Weekend : $185,000, Total Gross: $525,000 Australia: First Weekend : $0, Total Gross: $210,000

    4. Veer Zaara

    Budget: 23 crores
    Screens: 625
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 472,800
    Lifetime India (net) 42 crores
    Worldwide Gross 98 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 56 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening Weekend.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £484,993, Total Gross: £2,012,000 USA / Canada: First Weekend : $843,010, Total Gross: $2,939,000 Gulf: First Weekend : $215,000, Total Gross: $675,000 Australia: First Weekend : $83,830, Total Gross: $330,000

    5. No Entry:

    Budget: 24 crores
    Screens: 600
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 105,800
    Lifetime India (net) 45 crores
    Worldwide Gross 75 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 30 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Late delivery of prints across India which affected opening day collections.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £89,512, Total Gross: £412,000 USA / Canada: First Weekend : $312,218, Total Gross: $689,000 Gulf: First Weekend : $165,000, Total Gross: $450,000 Australia: First Weekend : $42,859, Total Gross: $130,000

    6. Dhoom 2

    Budget: 42 crores
    Screens: 1000
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 403,100
    Lifetime India (net) 82 crores
    Worldwide Gross 150 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 68 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Record Opening Weekend. Did not release on some multiplexes due to revenue sharing problems. Business was hit especially in North but still came out with fantastic numbers. Also grossed around 75 lakhs with its dubbed Telugu version.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend: £415,701 | Total Gross: £1,171,000
    USA / Canada: First Weekend: $979,001 | Total Gross: $2,644,000
    Gulf: First Weekend: $660,000, Total Gross: $1,970,000
    Australia: First Weekend: $176,462, Total Gross: $450,000

    7. Om Shanti Om

    Budget: 40 crores
    Screens:1200
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 522,900
    Lifetime India (net) 78 crores
    Worldwide Gross 150 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 72 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Record Opening Weekend. Would have had opening day record as well but released on Diwali Puja.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £493,385, Total Gross: £1,315,000
    USA / Canada: First Weekend : $1,764,131, Total Gross: $3,605,000
    Gulf: First Weekend : $710,000, Total Gross: $1,780,000
    Australia: First Weekend : $188,784, Total Gross: $425,000

    8. Ghajini

    Budget: 45 crores
    Screens: 1550
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 338,500
    Lifetime India (net) 114 crores
    Worldwide Gross 194 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 80 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Record Opening. Record Grosser. First film to cross 100 crore nett.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £318,538, Total Gross: £730,500
    USA / Canada: First Weekend : $766,859, Total Gross: $2,431,000
    Gulf: First Weekend : $875,000, Total Gross: $2,160,000
    Australia: First Weekend : $253,875, Total Gross: $509,000

    9. 3 Idiots

    Budget: 55 crores
    Screens: 1750
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 840,100
    Lifetime India (net) 202 crores
    Worldwide Gross 392 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 190 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Record Opening. Record Grosser. The first film in history to touch the 200 crore nett mark. A dubbed Korean version grossed $3.02 million (INR 13.58 Crore) in South Korea A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $3.02 million (INR 15.85 crore) in Hong Kong A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $629k (INR 2.83 crore) in Taiwan A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $2.91 million (INR 15.37 crore) in China

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS
    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £350,000, Total Gross: £1,860,000 USA / Canada: First Weekend : $1,645,502, Total Gross: $6,533,000 Gulf: First Weekend : $820,000, Total Gross: $3,150,000 Australia: First Weekend : $398,595, Total Gross: $1,100,000

    10. Enthiran
    Again, no data on major sites.

    Budget: 150 crores/113 Cr
    Screens: 2,815
    Lifetime India (net) 179 crores/197 Cr
    Worldwide Gross 244 crores/295 Cr/238 Cr
    Non-Domestic Gross 65 crores

    11. Bodyguard

    Budget: 70 crores
    Screens: 2750
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 231,000
    Lifetime India (net) 145 crores
    Worldwide Gross 235 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 90 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £488,000, Total Gross: £1,415,000
    USA / Canada: First Weekend : $863,751, Total Gross: $1,840,000
    Gulf: First Weekend : $1,260,000, Total Gross: $2,600,000
    Australia: First Weekend : $180,000, Total Gross: $357,500

    12. Ek Tha Tiger

    Budget: 75 crores
    Screens: 3200
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 289,100
    Lifetime India (net) 188 crores
    Worldwide Gross 310 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 122 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening. The first film to cross the 100 crore distributor share mark.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS
    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £373,000, Total Gross: £1,417,000
    USA / Canada: First Weekend : $1,139,340, Total Gross: $2,780,000
    Gulf: First Weekend : $900,000, Total Gross: $2,420,000
    Australia: First Weekend : $265,000, Total Gross: $622,500

    13. Dhoom 3

    Budget: 150 crores
    Screens: 3650
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 975,200
    Lifetime India (net) 280 crores
    Worldwide Gross 542 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 262 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Record Opening. Record Grosser. First Hindi film to 250 Crore Nett. Dhoom 3 grossed 11 crore nett approx in Tamil and Telugu. A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $3.23 million (INR 19.22 crore) in China

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS
    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £884,567, Total Gross: £2,710,000
    USA / Canada: First Weekend : $3,422,590, Total Gross: $8,093,000
    Gulf: First Weekend : $2,680,000, Total Gross: $6,430,000
    Australia: First Weekend : $695,782, Total Gross: $1,754,000

    14. PK

    Budget: 85 crores
    Screens: 3600
    Lifetime India (net) 340 crores
    Worldwide Gross 754 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 414 crores

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Record Grosser. The first film to cross 300 crore nett. Tax free in UP from week four. A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $19.65 million (INR 124.83 crore) in China A dubbed Korean version grossed $5.88 million (INR 2.03 Crore) in South Korea A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $870k (INR 5.72 crore) in Hong Kong A dubbed Korean version grossed $289k (INR 1.86 crore) in Taiwan

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS
    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £649,812, Total Gross: £2,387,000
    USA / Canada: First Weekend : $3,565,258, Total Gross: $10,617,000
    Gulf: First Weekend : $1,590,000, Total Gross: $4,960,000
    Australia: First Weekend : $680,524, Total Gross: $2,110,000

    15. Bahubali The Beginning

    Strangely enough, none of the sites that I’ve used to collect this data have ANY data on this film.

    From Wikipedia:
    Budget: 180 crore
    4,000 screens worldwide
    1600 screens for Telugu
    1500 screens for Hindi
    350 screens for Tamil
    225 screens for Malayalam
    USA 135 screens

    In all languages in India: ₹518 crore
    Overall collections: 650 crore
    Non-Domestic Gross 132 crores

    16. Dangal

    Budget: 90 crores
    Screens: 4250
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 1,406,400
    Lifetime India (net) 370 crores
    Worldwide Gross 2001 crores
    Non-Domestic Gross 1631 crores (INR 1226 crore) in China.

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Tax free In Haryana on Day Six. Tax free in UP in second week. Tax free in Delhi city in week 3. The film grossed 12.75 crore nett in Tamil and Telugu. A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $4.72 million (INR 30.56 crore) in Taiwan A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $193 million (INR 1226 crore) in China.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £533,872, Total Gross: £2,563,000
    USA / Canada: First Weekend : $3,248,481, Total Gross: $12,392,000
    Gulf: First Weekend : $2,800,000, Total Gross: $8,800,000
    Australia: First Weekend : $735,755, Total Gross: $2,630,000

    17. Bahubali: The Conclusion

    Budget: 250 crores
    Screens: 3950/9,000 worldwide
    Domestic Gross 1370 Approx.
    Worldwide Gross 1,725 crore (before China release)
    Non Domestic Gross 355 crores

    Hindi Gross 510 cr
    Telugu Gross 327.9 cr
    Tamil Gross 152.6 cr
    Malayalam Gross 75 cr
    Kannada Gross 129.1 cr
    Madhya Pradesh, C.I and C.P – 101 cr
    Rajasthan 29 cr
    West Bengal – 45 cr

    BOX OFFICE NOTE

    Unconfirmed reports suggest the film will be released on 5000 sceens in China in December 2017. The Telugu version of the film was insured against financial loss by Future Generali for ₹ 200 crore.

    OVERSEAS TERRITORY COLLECTIONS

    United Kingdom: First Weekend : £221,452, Total Gross: £846,000
    USA / Canada: First Weekend : $1,540,000, Total Gross: $4,790,000
    Gulf: First Weekend : $1,650,000, Total Gross: $4,120,000
    Australia: First Weekend : $839,323, Total Gross: $2,410,000

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    • This is AMAZING!!!! Next time I have to write a paper on box office, I am going to site “Asmita, internet comment”.

      What jumps out at me is that Bahubali is the first one to turn the domestic/non-domestic pattern on its head. And that Dangal only did 370 in India, which sounds exactly right to me. Plus, 370 with tax free tickets. It was a good movie, I just don’t see it being a record breaking movie, not without the clearly fake China figures.

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      • Notice how the 2000s start with tiny domestic screen counts and very high ticket count estimates. So these films generated a lot of repeat customers. SRK is consistently doing more business overseas than domestically. Screen counts are around 1200 till Ghajini goes in with 1550 screens and I remember the promotion was specifically spun around the screen count. Tickets to screen ratio is still very poor for this film though domestically. So, the money must have been made from the higher priced tickets right? Yeah, the tickets were costlier for this film than they were for OSO the previous year. Ghajini starts the 100 crore race too!
        Amir repeats the success with 3 idiots next year with 1750 screens and 84L+ tickets sold. Movie earns 200c in India and 190c abroad. Amir begins releasing Madarin dubbed versions in China. Maybe it is because he is sooo pale and looks kinda oriental that his one film for the year has done well in China.
        Bodyguard, 2750 screens selling just 231,000 tickets. Any guesses how he made the 145 crores domestically? Plus, Salman ups the budget. (even adjusted for inflation, it is a definite upwards trend)
        Ek Tha Tiger: 3200 screens and just 289,100 tickets sold to fetch 188 crores domestically. Somehow he made 122 crores overseas too.
        Dhoom 3 and Amir in the lead again. First 150c+ Hindi budget with 3650 screens and 975,200 tickets sold.
        so the 280c domestic and 262 crore non domestic gross definitely had repeat customers. Again, the Chinese market really helps Amir.
        I couldn’t find the ticket count for PK but yet again, Amir uses the same model and bags the first 300C film.
        Bahubali, the game changer because it was released in sooo many languages simultaneously and succeeded. 3600+ screen domestically returned 500c+ domestically though I don’t have a ticket count for this. Non-domestic is almost dull.
        Dangal. 4200+ screens, made tax free in multiple states within days of release. I watched it tax free too in a multiplex and the ticket cost like 100 bucks as opposed to the regular 175-200 bucks for small budget films and 275-320+ bucks for one non-premium seat. So of course, you see the astronomical ticket sales (1,406,400). Low prices= big ticket sales. Domestically, the film does decent business. 370C with those ticket sales numbers is very decent. BUT the big news is the China BO. 1226c out of the worldwide 1631c.
        Bahubali 2. 4000 screens domestically fetch a domestic gross of around 1370c in all languages which is super great. 5000 screens outside India fetch 355C which isn’t great at all. China release is still pending. Maybe the figures will be updated after a year?

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        • You make me SO HAPPY!!! See, it’s really not hard to blow past the smokescreen and figure out which film is a “real” hit and which is manipulated. It’s all about tickets versus prices versus screen count. Bahubali domestic, no getting around that as an actual big deal. But a lot of these others, not so much. And the screen count and the promotion and all that other stuff that drives up the prices, heck even the cost of the a/c in the multiplex, is digging into your profits. So the box office pure profit margin top to bottom, producer to theater owner, is a lot less for this record breakers than it is for the smaller films that used to come out.

          Which is where the satellite sales are the hidden part of all of this. That’s what’s making up the inevitable loss for the producers. They get a much smaller margin of overseas box office than domestic, so the overseas profit doesn’t help them that way. But a big overseas box office, and a planned major release and promotional campaign, can help make the film more attractive to the satellite channels who pay big big bucks up front, like enough to cover half your budget on that alone.

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          • this site indianmoviestats kinda has a lot of breakdowns like distributor margins etc but their figures are slightly inflated than the other source which see to report the same figures almost.

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          • That’s the problem with movie figures. It’s even worse in America. Rentrack has normalized the pure local ticket sales figures at least, but the budgets and what the studios actually spent is all wrapped in mystery. So gross is easy, but net is impossible. However, what is being rumored more and more is that no film has actually made a profit in years, at least not a major release. Once you add in the percentage of the gross paid out to the stars, the PR agency bill, and everything else, then you end up losing money domestically. And counting on making it up overseas. Which is why Hollywood is so hungry for the Indian market, now that they are beginning to realize that China is an illusion. And why China is so hungry for Indian products, because Hollywood is backing off right now.

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      • I kinda wanna see what the numbers tell us about the bad BO this year. also, one specifically for Salman and SRK focusing on budgets, promotion budgets, domestic and overseas BO and ticket sales. Lets see what the two of them have done this decade.

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        • Last news story I heard was that Salman was personally making up the loss for the distributors on Tubelight, and SRK might do the same for JHMS. They’ve both done that a fair amount in the past.

          Which is one reason totally unrelated to quality of product that distributors might keep taking a risk on them. If it is a loss, you have a personal guarantee that they will pay you back.

          Doesn’t help the audience if it is a bad film of course, but might explain why they keep being given the option to release bad films.

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  5. SRK films BO performance 2010-17

    1. My Name Is Khan February 2010

    Budget: 60 crores
    Screens: 1650
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 505,500
    Box Office India: 73 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 205 crores
    Non Domestic gross: 132 (64%)
    Budget v India BO: +13 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +145 cr

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $108k million (INR 56 lakhs) in Hong Kong A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $71k million (INR 36 lakhs) in China

    Production company:
    Fox Searchlight Pictures, Dharma Productions, Red Chillies Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi
    Distributed by: Fox Star Studios (US), 20th Century Fox (International)

    2. Ra One October 2011

    Budget: 130 crores
    Screens: 2900
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 316,300
    Box Office India: 114 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 207 crores
    Non Domestic gross: 93 cr (44%)
    Budget v India BO: -16 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +77 cr

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    The film grossed 4 crore nett approx in Tamil and Telugu.

    Production company: Red Chillies Entertainment
    Distributed by: Eros International Ltd., Red Chillies Entertainment

    3. Don 2 December 2011

    Budget: 75 crores
    Screens: 2850
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 468,500
    Box Office India: 106 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 202 crores
    Non Domestic gross: 96 cr (47%)
    Budget v India BO: +31 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +127 cr

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    The film grossed 3.5 crore nett approx in Tamil and Telugu.

    Production company: Excel Entertainment, Red Chillies Entertainment
    Distributed by: Reliance Entertainment

    4. Jab Tak Hai Jaan November 2012

    Budget: 78 crores
    Screens: 2450
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 378,600
    Box Office India: 102 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 210 crores
    Non Domestic gross: 108 cr (51%)
    Budget v India BO: +24 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +132 cr

    Production company: Yash Raj Films
    Distributed by: Yash Raj Films

    5. Chennai Express August 2013

    Budget: 115 crores
    Screens: 3600
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 677,000
    Box Office India: 227 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 422 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +195 cr (42%)
    Budget v India BO: +112 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +307 cr

    Production company: Red Chillies Entertainment
    Distributed by: UTV Motion Pictures

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening Weekend. Record Grosser.

    6. Happy New Year October 2014

    Budget: 150 crores
    Screens: 3850
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: n/a
    Box Office India: 179 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 343 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +164 cr (47%)
    Budget v India BO: +29 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +193 cr

    Production company: Red Chillies Entertainment
    Distributed by: Yash Raj Films

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening Day. The film grossed around 5 crore nett in its Telugu and Tamil versions. A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $410k (INR 2.54 crore) in China

    7. Dilwale December 2015

    Budget: 100 crores
    Screens: 3150
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 560,700
    Box Office India: 140 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 370 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +230 cr (62%)
    Budget v India BO: +40 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +270 cr

    Production companies: Red Chillies Entertainment, Rohit Shetty Productions
    Distributed by: Red Chillies Entertainment

    8. Fan April 2016

    Budget: 105 crores
    Screens: 3450
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 263,500
    Box Office India: 85 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 188 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +103 cr (54%)
    Budget v India BO: -20 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +83 cr

    Production company: Yash Raj Films
    Distributed by: Yash Raj Films

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $220k (INR 1.47 crore) in China

    9. Dear Zindagi November 2016

    Budget: 25 crores
    Screens: 1150
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 270,400
    Box Office India: 68 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 138 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +70 cr (53%)
    Budget v India BO: +43 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +113 cr

    Production companies: Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions, Hope Productions
    Distributed by: Red Chillies Entertainment

    10. Raees January 2017

    Budget: 95 crores
    Screens: 3400
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 369,100
    Box Office India: 139 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 266 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +127 (47%)
    Budget v India BO: +44 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +171 cr

    Production company: Red Chillies Entertainment, Excel Entertainment
    Distributed by: Red Chillies Entertainment

    11. Jab Harry Met Sejal August 2017

    Budget: 90 crores
    Screens: 3200
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 186,000
    Box Office India: 61 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 140 crores (Wiki says 111 cr only!)
    Non Domestic gross: +79 (56%)
    Budget v India BO: -29 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +50 cr

    Production company: Red Chillies
    Distributed by: Yash Raj Films

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    • It took a while, but he definitely cracked the “budget versus domestic box office” code! Well, until JHMS.

      I knew Chennai Express was a record breaking hit, did not realize how solid the domestic figures were and how much they outpaced the budget. Same for Dear Zindagi.

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      • See how his overseas BO is consistently around the 50+% mark? that’s a problem because the domestic figures aren’t as enthusiastic.

        Dilwale was a really cheap, shabby attempt at quick money. See the ticket count. People in India went to watch it. And a great percentage of profits still came from overseas.

        With fan, ticket sales fall to half of what Dilwale got over a higher number of screens and domestic BO sees a loss. People burnt by Dilwale never returned for Fan even though it looked like a new kind of film.

        With Raees, ticket sales pick up but they’re still below average for SRK films hits from the previous decade.

        JHMS has the LOWEST ticket sales in all the SRK films I did the numbers for so far and the highest margin of loss. If i go by the wiki figures, the film made just 21 cr WW!!! JUST 21C WORLDWIDE!! Nobody went to watch this film anywhere!!!

        Also, SRK+YRF is proving to be a bad combo. NO SRK+YRF film has crossed 30c at domestic BO. The combo has actual losses to their name in the last 7 years alone!

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        • YRF in general I think can’t do blockbuster romances any more. And when they get Shahrukh, they waste him on a romance that doesn’t work. They do well with small romances and big action, but the big romances just don’t work.

          I wonder if Shahrukh is going so hard after the shows and the merchandising and Netflix deals and stuff like that because it’s a way for him to capitalize on the international market? Because that box office doesn’t do him much direct good, it’s all rights sales, he isn’t getting the ticket money like he can in India. But he can get money from that audience by selling them tickets to see him live, or getting them to buy Ra.One merchandise. Or selling them to Netflix to get more money for his back catalogue.

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          • The way I see it, the khan competition basically ruined the good thing they all had going on. Salman was doing the action, srk was doing the NRI romances and Amir was doing the nice little dil chahta hai and all. SRK invaded Salman’s turf with the six pack. Then amir changed the game with ghajini and screen hogging and his 8-pack. So Salman had nothing but 100c BO to show so he went straight for the super massy films. Amir again upped the game with big family friendly global hits that also did well in China and his numbers nobody could compete with. So Salman said, well you make one 300c film a year and I make 3 100c+ films a year. All of this left SRK with nowhere to go. So he went with massy SRK. Which earned him decent money but it left him with no niche of his own. The neck kissing and the arms and the exotic locations and sari songs are too 1990s and millennials don’t the reference and older SRK fans feel cheated.

            I’m particularly concerned about his domestic performance. He is an Indian star. If he isn’t performing in India, it’s going to get very tricky for him to sell films overseas too. Like you said, the non-indian SRK fan community isn’t large enough and the diaspora has other options. So without indian BO successes, he’s painting himself in a corner.

            BUT, I’ve just compiled the data for Salman since 2010 and his ticket sales dip to 66000 for veer and hit 999000 for Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Tubelight is at 183000 I guess. I will post that tomorrow morning because my eyes are hurting but my initial impression of Salman is that his only goal is 100c domestic BO showing even if the film costs 200c to make.

            I suspect bollywood press is too lazy, disinterested, stupid or scared to give a fair assessment of Salman’s BO performance. I definitely do want to compare more.

            As for SRK and his side businesses, I don’t care how he makes money as long as he’s not telling us to go watch a mediocre film that we made because we loves DDLJ when we were kids. Don’t lie to us, SRK and don’t take us for granted.

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          • Go to bed! And if you wake up early and can’t sleep, come back and keep me company so more. But otherwise, sleep!

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          • When I was doing the list, there were plenty of cameos for both Salman and SRK between their two films for the year. I wonder if the BO showing of their films had an impact on their main features for the year.

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  6. Salman Khan BO performance 2010-2017

    1. Veer January 2010

    Budget: 63 crores
    Screens: 1600
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 66,300
    Box Office India: 39 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 62 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +23 cr (37%)
    Budget v India BO: -24 cr
    Budget v WW BO:-1 cr

    Production company: Eros Entertainment
    Distributed by: Eros Entertainment

    2. Dabangg Sep 2010

    Budget: 42 crores
    Screens: 1900
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 162,100
    Box Office India: 141 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 219 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +78 cr (35%)
    Budget v India BO: +99 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +177 cr

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening.
    Production company: Arbaaz Khan Productions
    Distributed by: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd

    3. Ready Jun 2011

    Budget: 40 crores
    Screens: 2300
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 118,500
    Box Office India: 121 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 183 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +62 cr (33%)
    Budget v India BO: +81 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +143 cr

    Production company: T-Series, Rawail Grandsons Entertainment and Software Pvt. Ltd., Sohail Khan Productions, Eros International
    Distributed by: Wave Cinemas, One Up Entertainment

    4. Bodyguard Aug 2011

    Budget: 70 crores
    Screens: 2750
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 231,000
    Box Office India: 145 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 235 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +90 cr (38%)
    Budget v India BO: +75 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +165 cr

    Production company: Reel Life Productions
    Distributed by: Reliance Entertainment

    5. Ek Tha Tiger Aug 2012

    Budget: 75 crores
    Screens: 3200
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 289,100
    Box Office India: 188 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 310 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +122 cr (39%)
    Budget v India BO: +133 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +235 cr

    Production company: Yash Raj Films
    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening. The first film to cross the 100 crore distributor share mark.

    6. Dabangg 2 Dec 2012

    Budget: 80 crores
    Screens: 3400
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 314,100
    Box Office India: 149 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 250 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +101 cr (40%)
    Budget v India BO: +69 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +170 cr

    Production company: Arbaaz Khan Productions
    Distributed by: Arbaaz Khan Productions
    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening Weekend.

    7. Jai Ho Jan 2014

    Budget: 65 cr
    Screens: 3700
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 158,900
    Box Office India: 148 cr
    Box Office Worldwide: 186 cr
    Non Domestic gross: +38 cr (20%)
    Budget v India BO: +83 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +121 cr

    Production company: Sohail Khan Productions
    Distributed by: Eros International

    8. Kick Jul 2014

    Budget: 140 crores
    Screens: 3800
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 296,800
    Box Office India: 231 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 377 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +146 (38%)
    Budget v India BO: +91 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +237 cr

    Production company: Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
    Distributed by: UTV Motion Pictures

    9. Bajrangi Bhaijaan Jul 2015

    Budget: 90 crores
    Screens: 4100
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 991,300
    Production company: Salman Khan Films, Kabir Khan Films
    Distributed by: Eros International, Rockline Productions
    Box Office India: 320 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 626 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +306 cr (48%)
    Budget v India BO: +230 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +536 cr

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Opening weekend record. Tax free in UP from week two.

    10. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Nov 2015

    Budget: 180 crores
    Screens: 4200
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 501,700
    Box Office India: 195 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 366 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +171 cr (46%)
    Budget v India BO: +15 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +186 cr

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Opening day record. The film grossed around 2.50 crore nett in Telugu and Tamil.
    Production company: Rajshri Productions
    Distributed by: Fox Star Studios

    11. Sultan Jul 2016

    Budget: 90 crores
    Screens: 4350
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 728,600
    Box Office India: 301 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 574 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +273 (47%)
    Budget v India BO: +211 cr
    Budget v WW BO: + 484 cr

    Production company: Yash Raj Films
    Distributed by: Yash Raj Films

    12. Tubelight Jun 2017

    Budget: 100 crores
    Screens: 4400
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 103,900
    Box Office India: 121 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 203 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +82 cr (40%)
    Budget v India BO: +21 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +103 cr
    Production company: Salman Khan Films, Kabir Khan Films

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  7. Veer tanked big. Even in terms of ticket sales. Dabangg improved big. And it was a home production. Ready did well but ticket sales aren’t big. Bodyguard improved on ticket sales.

    Ek Tha Tiger has larger screen count but tickets don’t break the 300k mark. And it’s a YRF “hit” with distributors getting huge returns. Dabangg 2 gets the ticket sales beyond 300K but the big budget pulls down margins. Overseas collection finally hits 40%.

    Jai Ho has big budget but ticket sales tank over higher screens and so does overseas. Overseas drops to 20%.

    Kick gets higher screen count and good ticket sales but still under 300K. Profit is still good.
    Bajrangi gets over 4k screens and ticket sales are all-time high for Salman with 990K tickets and 48% overseas profits. Domestic BO crosses 300c in profit. And it’s his very own home banner.
    Prem Ratan Dhan Payo continues with 4k screens and ticket sales cross 500K. BUT a massive budget means domestic profits are JUST 15c. BUT overseas is 46%.

    Sultan has a high screen count but ticket sales are also very high at 700K. Overseas is at 47% and domestic BO gets 200c+ profits. It is also a hit for YRF.

    Tubelight has a huge budget- 100c- and the highest ever screens 4400 but only 100K tickets are sold! Overseas accounts for 40% and the film makes JUST 21c at domestic. That must mean that tickets are wayyy too high priced because those sales cannot mean the film made actual profits!

    If we compare Salman and SRK we see that SRK has managed to sell more tickets domestically while maintaining a high overseas margin as well. That’s important because even though the press has us believe that Salman is doing exceptionally, when in reality, he is at a far third amongst the three Khans. Also, Salman is more of a domestic star who can’t sell that many tickets domestically and SRK is a diaspora star who still draws huge crowds domestically but without the publicity.

    When SRK tanks, he reports actual losses. When Salman tanks, he still reports a profit. When Salman gets a big hit, ticket sales are astronomical BUT profits aren’t. Also, Salman takes care of his distributors. YRF has found a hit formula with Salman when they have tanked SRK in the same period.

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  8. Amir BO Performance 2010-17

    1. Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) Jan 2011

    Budget: 13 cr
    Screens: 600
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 73,400
    Box Office India: 18 cr
    Box Office Worldwide: 25 cr
    Non Domestic gross: +7 cr (28%)
    Budget v India BO: +5 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +12 cr

    Production company: Aamir Khan Productions
    Distributed by: UTV Motion Pictures

    2. Talaash Nov 2012

    Budget: 40 crores
    Screens: 2550
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 356,800
    Box Office India: 91 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 174 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +83 cr (47%)
    Budget v India BO: +51 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +134 cr

    Production company: Excel Entertainment, Aamir Khan Productions
    Distributed by: Reliance Entertainment

    3. Dhoom 3 Dec 2013

    Budget: 150 crores
    Screens: 3650
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 975,200
    Box Office India: 280 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 542 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +262 cr (48%)
    Budget v India BO: +130 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +392 cr

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Opening. Record Grosser. First Hindi film to 250 Crore Nett. Dhoom 3 grossed 11 crore nett approx in Tamil and Telugu. A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $3.23 million (INR 19.22 crore) in China.

    Production company: Yash Raj Films

    4. PK Dec 2014

    Budget: 85 crores
    Screens: 3600
    Box Office India: 340 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 754 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +414 (54%)
    Budget v India BO: +255 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +699 cr

    Production company: Vinod Chopra Films, Rajkumar Hirani Films
    Distributed by: UTV Motion Pictures

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Record Grosser. The first film to cross 300 crore nett. Tax free in UP from week four. A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $19.65 million (INR 124.83 crore) in China A dubbed Korean version grossed $5.88 million (INR 2.03 Crore) in South Korea A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $870k (INR 5.72 crore) in Hong Kong A dubbed Korean version grossed $289k (INR 1.86 crore) in Taiwan.

    5. Dangal Dec 2016

    Budget: 90 crores
    Screens: 4250
    Domestic Total Est. Tickets: 1,406,400
    Box Office India: 370 crores
    Box Office Worldwide: 2001 crores
    Non Domestic gross: +1631 cr (81%)
    Budget v India BO: +280 cr
    Budget v WW BO: +1911 cr

    Production company: Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions, UTV Motion Pictures
    Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures

    BOX OFFICE NOTE
    Tax free In Haryana on Day Six. Tax free in UP in second week. Tax free in Delhi city in week 3. The film grossed 12.75 crore nett in Tamil and Telugu. A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $4.72 million (INR 30.56 crore) in Taiwan. A dubbed Mandarin version grossed $193 million (INR 1226 crore) in China.

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  9. Amir starts the decade with his new wife’s debut feature. Tiny budget, decent returns despite a small screen count, the ticket sales are good. Even the tiny Amir film gets a 28% overseas margin.

    Compared to previous films, Talaash looks lukewarm, in terms of ticket sales, in terms of profit though overseas is still strong. Domestic BO only fetches 50c profit.

    Dhoom 3 explodes. 975K tickets over 3650 screens means lots of repeat customers. BUT domestic only does 130c. YRF apparently works for everyone BUT SRK in this decade.

    I couldn’t get a ticket count for PK but I’m assuming it was very good. Domestic BO stays “good” at 250c and overseas overtakes with 54%.

    Dangal breaks ticket sales record by 500K over the highest Salman film and a million over the early-2010s SRK average. BUT domestic stays around 280c and overseas accounts for 81% of the overall profits. Two of the five films go tax free.

    SO, Amir stays between 130-250c domestically but slays it in East Asia. Ticket sales are decent to record breaking. Routinely has films go tax free so he’s definitely picking the right stories. Three of the five have home banner involved.

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    • Of course, if we are talking general health of the industry, Aamir is also only releasing a film very rarely. Which is good in terms of letting other people thrive and experiment, but bad in terms of keeping the box office up every single weekend.

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      • Look at his footfall averages. He is getting repeat costumers. not just one time BO sales. his 8000 footfall average for the year is still better than making two films that return 4000 at best and 2000 at worst. The kind of footfall averages Amir is getting means his films are staying strong at BO weeks later after release too. For the viewers, this means that the next time they see a film still screening three weeks after release, they might pop in.

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