While 2018 has been a decent year for Bollywood with several films turning into hits and quite a few of them earning in excess of Rs 100 crore, we even saw some movies flop at the box office. In fact, biggies like Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan, Salman Khan’s Race 3 and Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero faltered big time at the ticket window. A lot was expected from them, however, faulty screenplay, poor script and below par performances left the audiences running away from these movies. But it’s not just these three movies, a few others like Namaste England and Batti Gul Meter Chalu also faltered at the box office.
These films not only had a huge investment, but with the poor collections, they even failed to recover the required moolah. With that, several exhibitors and distributors lost money. The films in turn became the biggest box office duds of 2018. But which one is the most unprofitable film? Read on to know…
# Namaste England
Cost: Rs 35 crore
Lifetime collection: Rs 9 crore
Return on investment: – Rs 26 crore
ROI %: – 74
Being the sequel to a hit film like Namaste London, a lot was expected from this Arjun Kapoor – Parineeti Chopra starrer, especially with their crackling chemistry making the audience excited. However, with a lacklustre story and a very poor screenplay, the film fell flat and didn’t even enter the double-figure crores at the domestic box office.
# Batti Gul Meter Chalu
Cost: Rs 50 crore
Lifetime collection: Rs 38 crore
Return on investment: – Rs 12 crore
ROI %: – 24
A social drama about a very relevant subject along with talented stars like Shahid Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Shraddha Kapoor should have been a bonafide hit, right? However, with a high production value, sub-par execution of the subject and a shoddy final product, left the makers with a heavy dent in their pockets.
Cost: Rs 125 crore
Lifetime collection (expected): Rs 100 crore
Return on investment: – Rs 25 crore
ROI %: – 20
Though this film has just released, but the fact that it has got poor reviews and not seen any spike in collections over the first week, means that this Shah Rukh Khan – Anushka Sharma – Katrina Kaif starrer will end up losing money. In fact, Zero might just touch the Rs 100 crore mark, but with a huge VFX and production budget, the makers are going to lose some huge money.
# Thugs of Hindostan
Cost: Rs 180 crore
Lifetime collection: Rs 151.90 crore
Return on investment: – Rs 28.10 crore
ROI %: – 15.61
Touted to be the biggest film of the decade, a lot of hype was generated around Thugs of Hindostan. But after a record breaking first day, the film tanked and could garner only Rs 150 crore at the domestic box office, meaning that the makers, who had invested heavily on the VFX of the movie, would end up losing money. The poor execution, predictable plot and screenplay are the major factors for the film’s downfall.
# Race 3
Cost: Rs 120 crore
Lifetime collection: Rs 166.40 crore
Return on investment: Rs 46.40 crore
ROI %: 38.66
While Race 3 did make a slight profit at the box office, the fact that such a huge franchise film struggled at the box office especially with stars like Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Bobby Deol being a part of the movie, is reason enough for Race 3 making to this list. A flawed storyline, bad editing and screenplay left the audience calling it one of the worst films till date.
Surprised to see Thugs of Hindostan, Zero and Race 3 in the biggest duds list na? Well, it is very clear that if you get your content wrong, the audience will surely reject you. We wonder how the biggies will fare in 2019? Will Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman Khan rise once again next year? To know that and more, stay tuned to Cine Blitz right here.
Kabir Singh, Uri, Bharat – the top 10 highest grossing Bollywood films of the first half of 2019
Which was the highest grossing Bollywood film of the first half of 2019? Find out!
Bollywood took a brilliant start to 2019 with back to back massive hits in the first three months. The first quarter was really fantastic with massive hits like Uri: The Surgical, Total Dhamaal, Kesari, Gully Boy and so on! The second quarter, on the other hand, did see some disappointments like Kalank, Student of the Year 2 and India’s Most Wanted. Things did slow down at the ticket window and the trade was worried. But Bollywood bounced back with back to back blockbusters – Bharat and Kabir Singh. And with that the Hindi film industry ended the first half of 2019 with a bang. But which is the highest grossing film of 2019 till now?
Well, with Kabir Singh continuing its box office run and with it estimated to earn a lifetime collection of Rs 250 crore, it is going to be the highest grossing film of the first half of 2019. Uri: The Surgical Strike and Bharat follow suit and complete the top 3 highest grossing films of the first half of 2019. Kesari, Total Dhamaal, Gully Boy, De De Pyaar De, Luka Chuppi, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Badla follow suit and complete the top 10 list.
Check out the list of top 10 highest grossing Bollywood films of the first half of 2019 right here:
|Sr. No||Actor||Box office collection (in Rs crore)|
|2||Uri: The Surgical Strike||245|
|7||De De Pyaar De||105|
|9||Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi||90|
If you look at the collections, the top 10 itself have collected Rs 1280 crore at the box office. If we add the collection of the other 50 odd releases over the past six months, you will realise that Bollywood has collected nearly Rs 1750 crore at the box office in the first half of 2019. This is a very decent amount! With several massive films coming up in the second half, we are quite excited to see how it pans out for Bollywood in 2019. In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip right here.
Kiara Advani, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif – the top 10 highest grossing actresses of the first half of 2019
Who is the highest grossing actress of the first half of 2019? Find out right here!
Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra dominated the first quarter of 2019 amongst the actresses. And while the second quarter saw a few disappointments in terms of films, Bharat and Kabir Singh changed it around. With that Bollywood ended the first half of 2019 on a high! But have these three actresses been displaced from their positions? Yes, they are! So who is the highest grossing Bollywood actress of the first half of 2019? Read on to find out!
Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh has set the box office on fire ever since it released on June 21. With the movie set to rake in Rs 250 crore in its lifetime run, Kiara Advani will be the highest grossing actress of the first half of 2019. Madhuri Dixit (Total Dhamaal, Kalank) and Alia Bhatt (Gully Boy, Kalank) complete the top 3, consolidating their position from the first quarter with the release of Kalank. Katrina Kaif (Bharat), Parineeti Chopra (Kesari), Rakul Preet Singh (De De Pyaar De), Kriti Sanon (Luka Chuppi), Taapsee Pannu (Badla, Game Over), Kangana Ranaut (Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi) and Ananya Panday (Student of the Year 2) follow suit and complete the top 10 list!
Check out the list of top 10 highest grossing actresses of the first half of 2019 right here:
|Sr. No||Actress||Box office collection (in Rs crore)|
|6||Rakul Preet Singh||110|
With Parineeti Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Kriti Sanon, Tapsee Pannu, Rakul Preet Singh having releases in the second half of 2019, we are sure they will consolidate on their positions. We will also see a few new entrants in the list in the second half too, with Shraddha Kapoor, Sonakshi Singh, Bhumi Pednekar having a couple of releases each! In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz as we get you all the news, updates and gossip from the world of Bollywood right here.
Ajay Devgn, Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan – the top 10 highest grossing actors of the first half of 2019
Who is the highest grossing Bollywood actor of the first half of 2019? Find out!
Vicky Kaushal, Ajay Devgn and Anil Kapoor dominated the list of highest grossing actors in the first qaurter of 2019. But looks like there’s been a change after the second quarter! While Ajay Devgn consolidated on his position and took over the lead, the massive success of Kabir Singh and Bharat meant Shahid Kapoor and Salman Khan also entered the list. But how do all the actors stack up in the list of top grossing Bollywood actors at the end of the first half of 2019? Read on to find out!
Currently, Ajay Devgn (Total Dhamaal, De De Pyaar De) holds the top spot, with Shahid Kapoor coming in second spot (Kabir Singh is expected to earn Rs 250 crore in its lifetime run). Meanwhile, Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike) holds on to the last podium position. Salman Khan (Bharat), Anil Kapoor (Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Total Dhamaal), Akshay Kumar (Kesari), Ranveer Singh (Gully Boy), Kartik Aaryan (Luka Chuppi), Amitabh Bachchan (Badla) and Varun Dhawan (Kalank) follow suit and complete the top 10 list.
Check out the list of top 10 highest grossing actors of the first half of 2019 right here:
|Sr. No||Actor||Box office collection (in Rs crore)|
With Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and Salman Khan having releases in the second half, we are sure they will consolidate their positions in the list. We may even see new entrants with Hrithik Roshan, Prabhas, Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sidharth Malhotra and Sushant Singh Rajput having some big releases in the second half of 2019. In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip right here.
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