earning from south movies
January to June in Hindi by 777 Charlie, KGF 2 in Kannada in South India, Vikram, Beast and Valimai in Tamil and Khiladi, Major and RRR in Telugu. In these, except for Beast and Valimai, all the other films also earned a lot in Hindi. In total, all these films earned 731 crores at the box office. At the same time, no South Indian film has earned less than 1.5 crores in Hindi.
Talking about Hindi films, the first Hindi film released this year was the Rajkummar Rao – Bhumi Pednekar starrer Badhaai Do which received praise but failed to win at the box office. Alia Bhatt’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Gangubai Kathiawadi has ended the Hindi film box office drought. However, Gangubai’s budget was so big that the film could not get much of its revenue. Gangubai Kathiawadi, made on a whopping budget of 180 crores, earned only 131 crores. People’s next hope was from Akshay Kumar on Holi. Because it was Akshay Kumar who ended the Diwali box office drought with Sooryavanshi.
March was a blockbuster but Akshay collapsed
March started with Amitabh Bachchan’s Jhund. The film somehow managed to sustain itself. With a budget of 22 crores, the film earned 14 crores. Then came The Kashmir Files which created havoc at the box office and it looked like achche din was back. Made on a budget of just 20 crores, the film earned 252 crores at the box office and turned out to be a blockbuster. But after this lead role in Prabhas Radheshyam, made on a budget of 350 crores, it didn’t even ask water at the Hindi box office. The film earned only 19 crores. Akshay Kumar with Bachchan Pandey on Holi increased the flop streak badly. Made on a budget of 165 crores, the film earned only 50 crores.
A string of failed films continued in April
After that, a series of Hindi films failed miserably. It started on April 1 and the audience felt as if John Abraham had really fooled them. The trailer of Attack Part 1 promised a great movie but the 55 crore film earned only 17 crores at the box office. Hindi cinema has suffered another disaster with Shahid Kapoor’s jersey. 60 crore film earned 20 crores. The streak of these incidents continued on Eid as well, Ajay Devgan’s Track 34, made on a budget of 60 crores, earned 35 crores. Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 clashed with Ajay Devgn on Eid and the film with a budget of 80 crores earned only 21 crores.
Neither Ranveer sold nor Kangana
May neither Ranveer Singh nor Kangana Ranaut sell at the box office. Jayeshbhai Jordaar, made on a budget of 90 crores, dealt a major blow to Yash Raj Films by earning only 17 crores, while Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad was a film made on a budget of 85 crores that barely earned 4 crores. By the end of May, this film made by Ayushmann Khurrana with a budget of 45 crores also flopped earning 9 crores.
Akshay Kumar got the biggest shock
Now it’s June’s turn and Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj has been heavily promoted ahead of its release. But the film, made on a budget of 220 crores, earned only 65 crores. The film’s budget also decreased after the release because Akshay Kumar cut his fees after the failure. Otherwise, the budget of this film was 300 crores. After Samrat Prithviraj, two short films were made with a budget of 15 crores, Nikamma which earned 2 crores thanks to Shilpa Shetty and Nushrat Bharuch, a public interest release which earned 3.75 crores while its budget was around 20 crores. The last Hindi film of this half was Dharma Productions’ Jug Jug Jio, which had a budget of 100 crores and somehow saved its reputation at the box office. So far the film has earned 45 crores.
Only Karthik Aryan’s magic worked
Overall, only Karthik Aryan’s Anees Bazmee film did magic. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which released in May, was a film made on a budget of 80 crores, which earned 184 crores at the box office and turned out to be a blockbuster. Not only that, the movie was released on Netflix after 4 weeks of release, but still the movie didn’t make a cut at the box office. At the same time, the film earned 265 crores worldwide.
south blockbuster movies
SS Rajamouli’s Telugu film RRR and Kannada film KGF 2 boosted Hindi film earnings. When RRR’s budget was 550 crores, the film earned 265 crores in Hindi. At the same time, KGF 2 had a budget of 100 crores and earned 435 crores in Hindi. Also, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s biopic Major released with Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj earned 13 crores in Hindi.
only 3 hit movies remain all flops
In total, Hindi audiences got to see 18 Hindi films, of which only 2 managed to do well at the box office – Kartik Aaryan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Vivek Agnihotri’s Anupam Kher film The Kashmir Files. Apart from this, the Hindi box office received an average film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi. If we talk about the next half, then there is a gathering of high-budget films. We hope that Hindi cinema can once again make a big comeback at the box office.
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