Bollywood Overseas Box Office in 2016: Analysis

Bollywood Overseas Box Office in 2016

2016 has proved to be an average year for Bollywood. While the domestic business has reduced as compared to last year, Bollywood films have also underperformed in overseas this year. On the other hand, Hollywood films have been doing great business in India.

Right now we are in the 10th month of the year and only two films Sultan and Fan have been able to cross 10 million marks in overseas. Those movies have big names like Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan. Sultan was released on Eid and did some record breaking business over the extended first weekend. Fan was not a full-fledged commercial film and fared well.

Sultan and Fan

Kapoor and Sons surpassed the expectations as it did very well in UK and Gulf. Normally Dharma's film tends to perform well outside India. Akshay Kumar has a good year as all of his films emerged hits in overseas. Gulf has now become his strong hold. Mohenjo Daro fared decent in overseas but it was not up to the standards set by Hrithik Roshan earlier. Another film that surprised was Tiger Shroff's Baaghi.

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The UK and Australia-New Zealand markets are very much down this year. In fact, Punjabi films have dominated over Bollywood in circuits of Aus-NZ. On the other hand, Gulf and Pakistan are now contributing more to Bollywood's overseas revenue.

In last 3 months, there are some big films releasing. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Dangal are expected to gross over 10 million. But an ideal target for Dangal should be to go over 25 million which will take 2016's revenue close to last year.

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Here is the list of highest overseas grossers of 2016.

MovieCollection (USD)
Dangal28.9 m
Sultan24.2 m
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil11.7 m
Fan10.08 m
Kapoor and Sons7.1 m
Housefull 36.6 m
Airlift6.51 m
Rustom6.11 m
Dear Zindagi6.0 m
Mohenjo Daro4.2 m
Neerja4.1 m
Ki and Ka4.1 m
Dishoom3.44 m
MS Dhoni Biopic3.3 m
Baaghi3.06 m
Wazir2.97 m
Befikre2.41 m
Fitoor2.4 m
Pink2.06 m
Udta Punjab2.03 m
Baar Baar Dekho1.9 m
Shivaay1.47 m
Ghayal Once Again1.07 m
Azhar1.02 m
Kahaani 21.0 m
TE3N0.9 m
Akira0.86 m
Sarbjit0.86 m
Rocky Handsome0.72 m
Happy Bhaag Jayegi0.67 m
A Flying Jatt0.59 m
Sanam Teri Kasam0.52 m
Madaari0.27 m
1920 London0.25 m
Kya Kool Hain Hum 30.10 m
Mastizaade0.07 m

7 comments on “Bollywood Overseas Box Office in 2016: Analysis”

  1. Aamir has 3 $20 million movies srk has 2 salman also has 2 what you say about salman performances in overseas back 2 back 15 million or above srk last gave 20 million in 2010 and now 2015 5 years gap

  2. There is no comparision between Salman's Sultan and Srk's FAN.......Sultan collects more than double than FAN.....And according to Srk fans logic Indian's don't know what is good film, then why FAN Flop in overseas too, though it was release in same amount of screens.......And according to highly intelligent Srk fans (who are actually biggest stupid fan base) Salman don't know acting but wait in overseas also SULTAN is ATBB.....

    So according to Srk fans logic whole world is full of stupid and only these srk fans are intelligent.....Can someone please give them a Tight Slap on their faces, so that they can wake up......They are sleeping from a very long time now....

  3. Right now I am laughing on those politicians who wants Salman to leave India.......Just Imagine is Salman leave India then what will happen to Bollywood, which is the highest revenue generator for India......

    1. Nothing will be happen to Bollywood only a new star will release his movies on Eid and other festive seasons.. ..
      And will give blockbusters.....

  4. In 2015 Salman had 2 releases and the total collection was 534cr (Domestic) and 1062cr (Worldwide)......And this year (2016) he has only one release but the collection is 302cr (Domestic) and 589cr (Worldwide)....And that's why this year collection is low, but I am 100% sure that Aamir's Dangle will be next Blockbuster and fill the remaining gap.....

    When 1 movie of Salman and Aamir can do this, then just imagine if they do 2 movies every year then Bollywood Kanha se Kanha Pahunch jayega.....

    1. If they do 2 movies then surely both will collect less than 200cr and if on non holiday it will be below 150 or may be less than 100cr...

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