Only Two Blockbusters, Nearly 90% Bollywood Films Flopped in 2017
While the year 2017 gave one of the highest grossing Indian movies of all time –Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, the majority of the Hindi films struggled to garner success at the box office.
Barring the dubbed Hindi version of Bahubali 2 and Tiger Zinda Hai, no other movie got the blockbuster tag, as per the available box office numbers. Surprisingly, out of the 286 Bollywood releases in 2017, 257 were declared flop. The other 29 films fit in the ‘hit’, ‘semi-hit’ and ‘break-even’ categories.
Golmaal Again, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Secret Superstar were among the mega successes, Akshay Kumar starrer Jolly LLB 2 and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, David Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 and three other films were semi-hits.
The list of 286 releases include 59 dubbed in Hindi, one animation, four dubbed animation and three English films.
The numbers highlight a shocking trend of several movies being unable to break-even at the box office, which not only include Indies and other low budget projects, but also a few films from the apple cart.
OK Jaanu, Rangoon, Kaabil are few of the big names in the long list of box office rejects in 2017. Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight and Shahrukh Khan-Anushka Sharma’s romcom Jab Harry Met Sejal also failed to earn big bucks last year.
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