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#2018Recap: The most definitive roundup – Bollywood strikes BIG – Here is a list of all the RECORDS you want to know

2017 was a wonderful year for Bollywood as for the first time ever Rs. 3000 crore mark was surpassed at the Box Office. Now 2018 has turned out to even bigger with Rs. 3500 crores generated from just 70 notable films. Let’s look at the comparison between 2017 and 2018 on various dimensions.

#2018Recap: The most definitive roundup - Bollywood strikes BIG - Here is a list of all the RECORDS you want to know

Lesser releases, more earning

– 210 Hindi films were released in 2018

– 70 notable Hindi films were released (Comparatively, 95 films were released in 2017)

– Rs. 3500 crore nett* came as Box Office earnings (Comparatively, Rs. 3102 crore nett came as Box Office Earnings in 2017) [*assuming Simmba will do minimum Rs. 150 crore business]

– Top-9 films [Sanju, Padmaavat, 2.0 (Hindi), Race 3, Baaghi 2, Simmba, Thugs of Hindostan, Badhaai Ho and Stree] contributed to nearly 50% of these earnings (Comparatively Top-7 films [Baahubali 2 [Hindi], Tiger Zinda Hai, Golmaal Again, Judwaa 2, Raees, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Tubelight] contributed to 50% of 2017 earnings)

More films in Rs. 100/200/300 Crore Clubs

– 13 films entered the Rs. 100 Crore Club [Sanju, Padmaavat, 2.0 (Hindi), Race 3, Baaghi 2, Simmba, Thugs of Hindostan, Badhaai Ho, Stree, Raazi, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Gold, Raid] (Comparatively, 10 films entered the Rs. 100 Crore Club in 2017 – Baahubali 2 [Hindi], Tiger Zinda Hai, Golmaal Again, Judwaa 2, Raees, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Tubelight, Jolly LLB 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kaabil)

– 2 films entered the Rs. 300 Crore Club [Sanju, Padmaavat] (Comparatively, again 2 films – Baahubali 2 and Tiger Zinda Hai – went past the Rs. 300 crore mark in 2017)

Greater number of Hits/Superhits/Blockbusters

– 1 All Time Blockbuster [Sanju] and 6 Blockbusters [Padmaavat, Baaghi 2, Badhaai Ho, Stree, Raazi, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety] (Comparatively, 1 All Time Blockbuster (Baahubali 2) and 2 Blockbusters [Tiger Zinda Hai, Golmaal Again] in 2017)

– 5 Superhits [2.0 (Hindi), Simmba, Satyameva Jayate, Veere Di Wedding, Andhadhun] (Comparatively, again 5 Superhits [Judwaa 2, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Fukrey Returns, Hindi Medium] in 2017)

– 5 Hits [Gold, Raid, Dhadak, 102 Not Out, Hichki] and 3 Semi Hits [Sui Dhaaga – Made In India, Kedarnath, Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran] (Comparatively, 2 Hits [Jolly LLB 2, Shubh Mangal Savdhaan] and 2 Semi Hits [Bareilly Ki Barfi, Lipstick Under My Burkha] in 2017)

Lesser number of Flops/Disasters

– 11 films were Flops [Race 3, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Manmarziyaan, Hate Story IV, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, Blackmail, Loveyatri, Mukkabaaz, Pataakha, Manto, Omerta] (Comparatively, 16 films were Flops in 2017)

– 25 films were Disasters [the notable ones being Thugs of Hindostan, Zero, Aiyaary, Fanney Khan, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, Namaste England, Paltan, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 3Kaalakaandi, Helicopter Eela] (Comparatively, 44 films were Disasters in 2017)

Poorer outcome for sequels/franchises

– 2 sequels/franchises were hits (or more) films [2.0 [Hindi], Baaghi 2] (Comparatively, 7 sequels/franchises flicks were hits (or more) [Baahubali 2, Tiger Zinda Hai, Golmaal Again, Judwaa 2, Jolly LLB 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Fukrey Returns] in 2017)

– 7 sequels/franchise flicks were flops or disasters [Race 3, Namaste England, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 3, Hate Story IV, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, Vishwaroop 2] [Comparatively, 3 sequels were flops or disasters [Sarkar 3, Julie 2, Aksar 2] in 2017]

More films with notable business

– 23 films did business of Rs. 50 crore or more (Comparatively, 19 films did business of Rs. 50 crore or more in 2017)

– 28 films did business of Rs. 30 crore or more (Comparatively, 26 films did business of Rs. 30 crore or more in 2017)

– 69 films did business of Rs. 1 crore or more (Comparatively, 60 films did business of Rs. 1 crore or more in 2017)

 Also Read: #2018Recap – From defeat of the Khans to rise of Ranbir Kapoor to Salman’s supremacy – a look at the notable box office trends

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