Field Workplace Report Card: Bollywood clocks Rs 510 crore in 2021; Sooryavanshi, & 83 contribute 62 p.c to biz


After a lull on the field workplace in 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, the commerce obtained some respite in 2021 as cinema halls opened up making method for a number of function movies. Whereas the trade adopted the wait and watch strategy from December to March, the primary main launch of the yr was the Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao fronted horror comedy, Roohi, which was part of Dinesh Vijan’s horror universe. The film opened to an inexpensive response and ended it’s run with a decent determine within the neighborhood of Rs 25 crore.

Although not a hit per-se, the movie gave out the message that the viewers remains to be keen to enterprise to the cinema halls. This was adopted by the John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi starrer gangster drama, Mumbai Saga, which proved to be a damp-squib on the ticket window with collections underneath Rs 20 crore. The comply with as much as Mumbai Saga was Saina, which as anticipated, sank with none hint. Quickly after the discharge of those 3 movies, the trade went in hibernation mode once more because the governments introduced closure of cinema halls following the Delta variant of virus.

After a shut down for practically 4 months, the method of reopening started once more and it was Akshay Kumar who took the bullet for the whole trade by releasing his thriller, Bell Backside in August. Whereas the movie was not a profitable enterprise theatrically, the Ranjit Tewari directorial, which launched sans Maharashtra, 50% occupancy and night time curfew in a number of states, ended up amassing Rs 32 crore on the field workplace. But once more, although not on the pre-pandemic stage, the film gave out the message that individuals are stepping out in restricted numbers to the cinema halls. Bell Backside was adopted by a string of flops just like the Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi thriller, Chehre and Kangana Ranaut fronted Thalaivii.

After a shut down for practically 4 months, the method of reopening started once more and it was Akshay Kumar who took the bullet for the whole trade by releasing his thriller, Bell Backside in August… The movie ended up amassing Rs 32 crore on the field workplace..

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The failure of three movies put a halt to the field workplace proceedings because the trade waited for the Maharashtra authorities to reopen their halls. Lastly, the day of pleasure returned to the trade on Diwali with the Rohit Shetty directed Sooryavanshi. The Akshay Kumar movie fueled the oxygen within the lungs of this ailing trade by raking in Rs 195 crore on the box-office and rising highest grossing Bollywood movie of the yr. If not for Sooryavanshi success, the trade would have seen at-least 20 to 25 function movies take the direct to OTT route by now, and one must be grateful to the movie’s group for bringing again the viewers. In-fact, Sooryavanshi is the one true-blue success of 2021 for the Hindi movie trade.

Sooryavanshi was adopted by a plethora of releases – Bunty Aur Babli 2, Satyameva Jayate 2, Antim: The Remaining Fact and Tadap – and neither of them proved to achieve success on the ticket window. However the silver lining in right here was the leap in collections of Antim over the weekend, which primarily occurred because of the presence of Salman Khan within the movie, and the respectable begin taken by a movie like Tadap, which featured a rank newcomer like Ahan Shetty. Whereas Bunty Aur Babli and Satyameva Jayate 2 clocked Rs 12 crore of their lifetime run, Antim fared significantly better with lifetime collections of Rs 38 crore. The biz was in fact boasted by the presence of Salman Khan, as with out him, the movie would have gone unnoticed with collections underneath 5 crore, however one anticipated it to pattern higher and clock the Rs 50 crore mark in long term. Purely in sense of numbers, Antim is the third highest grossing Hindi movie of the yr, nevertheless, it fell quick by Rs 8 to 10 crore to be termed a theatrical success in true sense. Similar for Tadap, because it raked in Rs 27 crore within the home belt falling in need of the profitable tag by Rs 10 crore.

Whereas Bunty Aur Babli and Satyameva Jayate 2 clocked Rs 12 crore of their lifetime run, Antim fared significantly better with lifetime collections of Rs 38 crore. The biz was in fact boasted by the presence of Salman Khan, as with out him, the movie would have gone unnoticed with collections underneath 5 crore

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The largest shock for the trade got here when Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui proved to be a colossal disappointment on the ticket window. Regardless of optimistic opinions and suggestions from the viewers, the film simply couldn’t set issues rolling on the ticket window and ended up with under the mark collections of Rs 22 crore. This was adopted by the December 17 weekend, which noticed two “Non-Bollywood Movies’ ‘ – SpiderMan and Pushpa – strike gold on the box-office and show to be the 2 true blue successes within the Hindi belts moreover Sooryavanshi. Whereas Spider Man is seeking to finish it’s run round Rs 220 crore, Pushpa is seeking to hit the Rs 90 crore mark by the top of it’s run, with an outdoor likelihood of hitting the triple century too. However nonetheless, the 2 movies performed a significant function as outsiders by lending assist to the exhibitors of Hindi belts.

The yr closed with the discharge of 83’, which is predicted to shut it’s run at Rs 120 crore. Whereas these figures standalone look spectacular, they’re disappointing when put next with the pre-release expectations and the economics of the Ranveer Singh fronted sport drama. The Kabir Khan directorial would be the second highest grossing movie of 2021, nevertheless, it needed to do significantly better to earn the profitable tag on the ticket window. After a gradual begin, the movie held its floor at decrease ranges within the metros and can find yourself amassing 10x it’s opening day which suggests acceptance from a sure part of viewers. Nevertheless, the movie needed to open larger and there needed to be common acceptance for it to be within the black.

All in all, the yr ended with Bollywood movies placing up an mixture complete of Rs 510 crore in 2021 with Sooryavanshi and 83’ main the trail. If we put the Hindi figures of Pushpa, SpiderMan and different non-Bollywood movies like Kong V/s Godzilla, Quick 9 and No Time To Die to this complete, the yr would find yourself with figures within the neighborhood of Rs 700 crore. 2021 was a disappointing yr for the Hindi movie trade on all fronts – from content material to financial – and right here’s hoping that the trade pulls up their socks, strategize and comeback within the huge method this yr. 

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