As we start off with July, it’s time to bring out the half yearly report of Bollywood movies which were released in the past six months. Around more than 100 films were released in the past six months and among them only 8 seemed to have been touted as plus category films.
The Year 2015 saw many releases which starred big names like Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Paddukone among others. But the first half of the year was quite disappointing to big stars as their performance couldn’t strike the expectations.
Apparently, it won’t be wrong to say that the year belonged to Kangana Ranaut, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.
Starting with Kangana, the actress shot to the top and took all credit for the year with her blockbuster release ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns,’ and there can be no second thought about this.
Apparently, ‘Piku’ made good profits and proved the year to be lucky consecutively for actress Deepika Padukone, who was seen alongside Amitabh Bachchan in the film. This re-affirms her stardom which she is enjoying right now.
Shraddha Kapoor would be one to look out for future as the actress as she bagged a major hit with ‘ABCD 2.’
Among the male actors Varun Dhawan leads all the actors by a mile this year. The actor had two releases earlier this year, ‘Badlapur’ and ‘ABCD 2,’ and both the movies are seemingly hit and he just can’t go wrong at the moment.
The year so far seemed average for actor Akshay Kumar as his two plus movies ‘Baby’ and ‘Gabbar’ were released earlier this year though they failed to touch Rs.100 crore mark.
Ranbir Kapoor would never forget this year as he had two releases this year ‘Roy’ and ‘Bombay Velvet’ ,which were super flops. The actor may need to bounce back big time now as his stardom has hit the rock bottom.
The first half hits of 2015:
There can be only one movie in the blockbuster category, that would be for sure ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns.’ The movie starred Kangana Ranaut, R.Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill, Swara bhaskar, Eijaz Khan and Deepak Dobriyal.
‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns,’ is a Indian romantic comedy drama film, which serves as a sequel to ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ that was released in 2011. The Anand L. Rai directorial was released on May 22 worldwide in nearly 2200 screens in India.
In the opening weekend the film earned Rs.380 million in India. Reports from Trade Analyst stated that the film took in the biggest opening weekend collections for a Bollywood film and that it also recovered the production budget in the first three days.
Trade analyst, Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film collection. The movie grossed nearly Rs.150 crore in India.
#TanuWedsManuReturns is nearing ₹ 150 cr in India. [Week 6] Fri 22 lacs, Sat 36 lacs, Sun 52 lacs. Total: ₹ 149.39 cr. India biz. ATBB.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 29, 2015
Heading the category of super hits, we have two films which marked the category — ‘ABCD 2’ and ‘Piku.’
‘Piku’ earned total of Rs.79.92 crore in India. The movie starred Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan and ‘ABCD 2’ box office collections totaled Rs.95.25 crore according to Taran Adarsh, who tweeted:
#ABCD2 [Week 2] Fri 3.71 cr, Sat 5.77 cr, Sun 7.40 cr, Mon 2.41 cr, Tue 2.02 cr, Wed 1.91 cr. Total: ₹ 95.25 cr. India biz. STEADY!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 2, 2015
Meanwhile, ‘ABCD 2’ is still running in theatres. Hopefully, it would make profits and joins the Rs.100 crore club.
‘Badlapur’ and ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ marked the hit list with profits of Rs.50.5 crore and Rs.30.05 crore respectively.
Among the semi-hits are the films ‘Gabbar is back’ and ‘Baby’, which earned Rs.87 crore and Rs.95.9 crore respectively.
Above average movie was ‘NH 10’ which earned 32.15 crore. The film starred Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam. The Indian crime-thriller was directed by Navdeep Singh.
The recent releases ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ and ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ were in the range of box office collections of Rs.32.33 crore in first weekend for the former and the latter earned a total of Rs.101 crore throughout the month.
However, the verdict of the Bollywood profits made by film fraternity cannot be made as this is only half yearly report. Hopefully, Bollywood will gear up with the release of upcoming superhits soon