Bollywood continues to struggle for initials in 2017

2017 has proven to be a very dull year for Bollywood when it comes to initials. We are in the fifth month of the year and only two films have taken a good start in the morning shows.

Shahrukh Khan is going through a bad phase but almost all of his films have taken a very good start. His last release Raees clashed with Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil yet the film managed to get an excellent opening and remains the only film of 2017 to do so. The second is Varun Dhawan's Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

The rest of the films be it, Akshay Kumar's Jolly LLB 2, Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil or Shahid Kapoor's Rangoon, have struggled for initials. Though the former two managed to get a decent lifetime due to the positive word of mouth. But both stars have failed to attract the audience in big numbers.

It was Hindi dubbed Baahubali 2 which surprised everyone with the bumper opening. Another Hollywood film Fast and The Furious also managed very good opening. This shows that Bollywood films have lost the charm as most of the audience are not interested in watching the film on 1st day 1st shows and mainly rely on the word of mouth to come out.

It will be Salman Khan's Tubelight which is going to be the highest opener of the year from Bollywood. But it will be interesting to see if it can match the numbers of Baahubali 2.

Box Office Opening 2017

Tiger Zinda Hai70%Bumper
Golmaal Again65%Bumper
Secret Superstar20%Average
Judwaa 235%Good
Poster Boys10%Poor
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan12%Poor
A Gentleman15%Poor
Toilet Ek Prem Katha22%Average
Jab Harry Met Sejal35%Good
Munna Michael15%Poor
Jagga Jasoos25%Poor
Sachin A Billion Dreams30%Good
Half Girlfriend30%Good
Hindi Medium15%Poor
Meri Pyaari Bindu15%Poor
Sarkar 310%Poor
Baahubali 280%Bumper
Begum Jaan17%Poor
Naam Shabana15%Poor
Badrinth Ki Dulhania32%Good
Commando 215%Poor
The Ghazi Attack8%Poor
Jolly LLB 230%Average

20 comments on “Bollywood continues to struggle for initials in 2017”

    1. stop clashing films with srk -- see the result of opening -
      100 Crores in 3 days
      why all films clash with srk
      not with salman and amir --- because srk film become blockbusters without clash--
      other actors are bringing srk downwards -
      but now see bahubali is on top---
      shame for salman and amir
      who planned so many clashes for srk

      1. Srk films are not good in this, so everybody wants to clash with Srk movies, no one dare to do clash with Salman khan, he was box office king

  1. bollywood ke din khatam ho rahe hai ye ab pata chala aapko, yaar hume to 2014 me hi pata chal gaya tha, jis tarah har saal box office niche girte ja raha hai. ab wo din bhi dur nahi jab hollywood bollywood ko apne pairo tale kuchal dega.jis tarah hollywood ne UK , CHINA ,JAPAN ,RUSSIA, SPAIN ke local movies ko tod diya ab boolywood ki bari hai........2020 TAK HOLLYWOOD INDIA ME APNI HUKUMAT JAMA LEGA.....

    1. lol watch original 'Little Boy' that 5yr old boy did better acting than 55yr old buddha.

      R u following ur copycat sollu else change name

      1. like u watched the little boy?
        m sure the country didnt even hear abt the film.. and anpad like u will never watch it :D
        tubelight didnt even release and u r comparing acting.. tht means u r a dud brain dead..
        my only worry is my parent named me jeet.. which is same as an idiot here i am replying to.. :(

  2. Guyss..
    I know SRK is in bad phase nowadays. And sayad uski Movie selection is also not Best or extraordinary from past 2-3 years.. But still doing great in clash & negativity.. I know he is Far from SK & AK at present. But still just look at day one of Raees. Clash with Hrithik on non holiday 20+ cr.. isnt it good ?

    1. agreed.. it is.. but the problem is not the opening.. his fans will def watch it first weekend.. its the neutral audiences who hav lost faith in his films which wont ensure good collections..
      i last watched mnik.. i got such severe headache.. thn watched RNBDJ, CE, HNY.. i gave up.. thn heard dilwale was worst of all.. i totally gav up on tv as well.. fan worsened it

      1. YOU got an headache from My Name Is Khan! What do you like?! 99% of the movies you must go for must be a bag of shit for you!

      2. Jeet... i guess you really need to improve ur taste... CE & HNY i can understand.. But MNIK & RNBDJ were beautiful film's.

  3. As India continues to prosper, their taste for cinema is also changing. People can no longer be entertained with the same outdated ideas. Something that Bollywood developers fail to understand. Instead of providing quality cinema, they continue to churn out substandard products & rely on starpower & holidays to get them the initials. In recent years, footfalls for Bollywood films has gone down & has picked up for regional cinemas & Hollywood films. Tamil films already have massive audience following. Telugu films have redefined themselves with Bahubali films. Even Marathi films are now doing 100 Cr business. I myself know many of my colleagues who were avid Hindi cinema buffs but, haven't seen any movies lately. The novelty factor is missing, production values aren't much to speak off. Good locations & colorful songs do not qualify for high production value post Bahubali where a complete fantasy world was brought alive. On top of it, stars have their petty egos boosted by worthless news articles proclaiming them as biggest superstar in the world. Infact, Bahubali is indeed a good thing to happen for Bollywood, if only they are willing to learn their lessons. It has shown that cinema is a canvass which can bring alive stuff of dreams & not some rockstar performance which is relegated to front row whistles & hoots.

  4. Vow - What a conclusion?

    Raess clashed with Kabil and hence just 20 crores. Bahuballi 2 collected 40+ crores on non holiday Friday. Kabil which collected less then 10 was it a factor. Without Kabil, Raess had potential to collect 30 crores. Which it did not do. if SRK was really a star then Raess should have collected 30+ easily.

    20 crore collection is just about average for SRK...

  5. You guys are being so much critical of SRK since you have started. I know how you tried to let down Dilwale. During the last few years, except Fan, all SRK's movies did well. He has been doing a lot, commercials, commercial and for sure movies. Didn't you try to make some flop movies super hit and tried to propagate the fabricated news ? this proved your credibility

  6. TEPK will be akki's first good opening
    Reason-Bhakt publicity, modi support
    Else he is doing same role(in 2.O) what Vivek did in Krishh3 or Arjun rampal in ra-one

  7. It is the fight between stars which downfalling Bollywood now a days politics also involved.

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