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Stree, Badhaai Ho, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – the 5 most-profitable Bollywood movies of 2018

Check out the most profitable films of 2018 including Stree, Badhaai Ho, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Sanju and Raazi!

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Bollywood has seen a topsy-turvy year at the box office in 2018. Several biggies fell, while small-budget films like Badhaai Ho and Stree thrived at the ticket window. Clearly, the ‘new-age’ audience has become very choosy and have shown that they will not accept any film with bad content. And with that, movies with great screenplay, fantastic performances, exquisite direction and great entertainment value struck chord with the masses this year. While a few big movies did go on to make Rs 300 crore plus at the domestic box office, the true winners were the small-budget films that made a lasting impact and raked in the moolah.

Yes, smaller films with tremendous content like Stree, Badhaai Ho, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, went ballistic at the box office and earned a huge return of investment. With a better return of investment and low cost of production, these films entered the most profitable Bollywood movies club. Here’s showcasing the top 5 most-profitable Bollywood movies of 2018.

# Stree

Cost: Rs 20 crore

Lifetime collection: Rs 129.90 crore

Return on investment: Rs 109.90 crore

ROI %: 549.50

Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao’s Stree is one of the few horror comedies that the Indian audience has witnessed and with an engaging and a thrilling story, it struck chords with the movie-goers. A fantastic word-of-mouth publicity helped Stree rake in the moolah and become the most-profitable film of the year.

# Badhaai Ho

Cost: Rs 22 crore

Lifetime collection: Rs 137.54 crore

Return on investment: Rs 115.54 crore

ROI %: 525.18

Another film high on content, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Mahotra’s Badhaai Ho had a dream run at the box office. In fact, it crushed competition from the likes of Namaste England and sustained even after a biggie like Thugs of Hindostan released. With a really entertaining plot and some fantastic performances, the movie netted a huge amount and being made on a decent budget, it earned a fantastic return on investment.

# Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Cost: Rs 24 crore

Lifetime collection: Rs 108.95 crore

Return on investment: Rs 84.95 crore

ROI %: 353.95

One of the most entertaining releases of the first half of 2018, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety really impressed one and all. Not only was it a fun-filled film, but it also gave out a really cool message. It appealed to the masses and with a tremendous word-of-mouth publicity, it raked in excess of Rs 100 crore, giving it a fantastic return on investment.

# Sanju

Cost: Rs 80 crore

Lifetime collection: Rs 342.53 crore

Return on investment: Rs 262.53 crore

ROI %: 328.16

An exciting biopic on the life of Sanjay Dutt paired with an exhilarating performance by Ranbir Kapoor meant that Sanju would be a huge hit and that’s what happened. People fell in love with the film and the audience went to the theatres to watch it twice and even three times, enabling Sanju to earn in excess of Rs 300 crore and garner a huge return on investment.

# Raazi

Cost: Rs 30 crore

Lifetime collection: Rs 123.84 crore

Return on investment: Rs 93.84 crore

ROI %: 312.80

A spy-thriller with an engaging Indo-Pakistan connection and showcasing a heart-warming performance by Alia Bhatt, Raazi earned a huge amount of money, mostly courtesy the fabulous word-of-mouth publicity. With a low-cost of making, it got a great return on investment.

With Stree coming as a surprise topper in this list, we are quite eager to know what happens in 2019. Will a small budget film shock the biggies once again or will it be the other way around? Will Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan bounce back at the box office? Well, only time will tell. In the meantime, stay tuned to Cine Blitz as we get you more updates from the box office right here.

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Hrithik Roshan’s box office track record is impressive and here’s proof

Before Super 30 releases, we analyse Hrithik Roshan’s track record at the box office in the last few years

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Hrithik Roshan. Picture courtesy: Instagram

Superstar Hrithik Roshan has won many hearts over the years. And while we haven’t seen him much on the big screen in the past few years, now he is all set to return to 70 mm with a bang in Super 30. Since Krrish 3 (2013), we’ve seen him take gaps. Mohenjo Daro‘s debacle was also an all new low for him. There were a lot of questions asked about his super-stardom and where he stands at the box office. But Hrithik Roshan bounced back with Kaabil once again proving his mettle. Now, two years later, the actor is coming out with his most unconventional and intriguing film, a biopic on mathematician Anand Kumar titled Super 30. While the film releases today (July 12), it is expected to do quite well at the box office, and with this we get down to analysing his previous track record.

If you look at Hrithik Roshan’s run at the box office through his last five films, you will realise that all the flak he faced was useless. All his last five releases, except for Mohenjo Daro, have earned more than Rs 100 crore at the box office. In fact, his average per film box office collection over the last five releases is Rs 102 crore, which is huge. Some top stars also don’t promise such a return. Clearly, he does command a fan following and has done some decent films or else how would the movies work?

Here’s a break down of Hrithik Roshan’s recent box office track record:

Sr. NoFilmBox office collection (in Rs crore)
1Agneepath120
2Krrish 3245
3Bang Bang175
4Mohenjo Daro60
5Kaabil110
Total710

Talking about Hrithik Roshan’s track record, Akshaye Rathi revealed to us exclusively, “Hrithik is one of those actors who has some incredible assets in his bucket. He has got the looks, he is phenomenal with action, he is fabulous with dancing and he is terrific as an actor. He also commands a massive fan following, so that helps his track record at the box office. But a lot of his choices, in my opinion, have not done justice to his merit and popularity as a star. A lot of the films he did, could’ve been done by any star. However, there are certain films like a Bang Bang or a Krrish, which no other actor can do, like he can! He needs to use his stardom optimally.”

With Super 30 out today (July 12), we are keen to know how the film performs and how much of praise does Hrithik Roshan garner. In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip.

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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!

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Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh, Vicky Kaushal in a still from Uri: The Surgical Strike and Salman Khan in a still from Bharat. Pic courtesy: Instagram

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. NoActorBox office collection (in Rs crore)
1Kabir Singh250*
2Uri: The Surgical Strike245
3Bharat210
4Kesari150
5Total Dhamaal155
6Gully Boy140
7De De Pyaar De105
8Luka Chuppi95
9Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi90
10Badla90
Total1280

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.

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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!

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Kiara Advani, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif. Pic courtesy: Instagram

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. NoActressBox office collection (in Rs crore)
1Kiara Advani250*
2Madhuri Dixit235
3Alia Bhatt220
4Katrina Kaif210
5Parineeti Chopra150
6Rakul Preet Singh110
7Kriti Sanon95
8Taapsee Pannu94
9Kangana Ranaut90
10Ananya Panday70

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.

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