Half-yearly Box Office Report Card of 2018
Six months of 2018 are over and Bollywood has entertained us with films on myriad subjects. From biopic and film on social issues to horror and women-centric movies, it has been a year of variety so far. 2018 kick-started on a great note with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat minting over Rs 300 crore with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Baaghi 2 entering 100 crore club simultaneously.
While some films on different subjects like menstruation and India’s first nuclear tests were lapped up by audience, others such as boxing failed to garner attention. While multi-starrer Race 3 didn’t perform as expected, films such as Raid surprisingly received an overwhelming response. There were also movies like Mukkabaaz which received fewer footfalls despite getting rave reviews from critics. Also, Kaalakandi, Omerta, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero proved to be box office turkeys due to their poor screenplay.
John Abraham’s Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran which was released after much delay due its legal tussle received love from audience. And how can we forget Raazi, which emerged to be one of the most beautiful films of the year so far? From Meghna Gulzar’s direction to Alia Bhatt’s acting, each and everything in this film was extraordinary. A woman-centric film based on spy struck a chord with audiences’ heart without making noise about nationalism. Luv Ranjan’s rom-com Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety was a change for audience who was being fed with serious subjects for quite a long time. An entertaining film sans big names did wonders at the box office
And who would have thought that a film will be made on a subject considered as a taboo in India? PadMan contributed in shattering the barrier of unnecessary shame and made people talk openly about menstruation. Akshay Kumar starrer movie received appreciation from viewers.
As box office is having a wonderful run with Raj Kumar Hirani’s Sanju and is expected to have a good time in future with forthcoming movies such as Dhadak, Fanney Khan, Total Dhamaal 4 among others, here’s a 2018 report card of the box office.
Sanju- Rs 260.84 crore and counting
Padmaavat-Rs 302.15 crore
Raazi – Rs 123.47 crore
Raid- Rs 103.07 crore
Baaghi 2- Rs 164.38 crore
Veere Di Wedding-Rs 81.13 crore
PadMan-Rs 81.82 crore
Parmanu- Rs 65.36 crore
102 Not Out- Rs 52.03 crore
Hichki- Rs 46.21 crore
October- Rs 40.50 crore
Pari- Rs 27.57
Blackmail- Rs 19.52 cr
Aiyaary- Rs 17.51 cr
Omerta-Rs 3.26 cr
Kaalakandi- Rs 4.78 cr
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero- Rs 1.45 cr
(Figures might slightly vary)
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