Despite a nationwide economic slowdown, Bollywood Box Office 2019 has already seen multiple block busters break mercury and earned over the ₹ 100 crore mark.
While Bollywood spent roughly ₹ 1425 crore, it collected around ₹ 2025 crore from 32 mainstream movies at Box Office 2019.
Economic slowdown in the country doesn’t seem to impact the Entertainment Industry. With six months gone, Bollywood Box Office 2019 has seen at least five movies cross the ₹ 100 crore mark.
The year has been a big one for Bollywood Box Office 2019 collections with money-spinning hits enticing audience to multiplexes across the country.
In 2019, Bollywood is riding high on success of patriotic and nationalistic themed films and biopics. But apart from the genre films like Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh have fuelled throngs of audience and done wonders on the collection front.
While Bollywood spent roughly Rs. 1425 crore on 32 mainstream movies, it collected around Rs. 2025 crore in 2019.
Let’s look at five Bollywood blockbusters that have taken the Bollywood boxoffice by storm in 2019.
Budget: ₹ 60-68 crore
Box Office: ₹ 350.47* crore
Profits: ₹ 282-290* crore
Verdict: Double Blockbuster
Kabir Singh, which is the remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy endorsed a lot of criticism in its early stages. But since then, it has defied all negative criticism and controversy to become the biggest hit of 2019 yet. In its fourth week now, Kabir Singh has already racked up more than
₹ 250 crore.
The bold, and brave depiction of a misogynist young man (played brilliantly by Shahid Kapoor) has won critical acclaim. The film stars Kiara Advani in the lead role and has already left other 2019 block busters in its wake as it continues strong on the box office. Kabir Singh is already the 10th highest grossing Hindi film in history.
*: Currently ongoing.
Uri: The Surgical Strike
Budget: ₹ 45 crore
Box Office: ₹ 244.06 crore
Profits: ₹ 199 crore
Verdict: Double Blockbuster
In a heavily dramatized recap of 2016 surgical strikes by Indian army after the terrorist attack at Pathankot, Uri was universally acclaimed and endorsed not just by fans and cinema fraternity but also by politicians in the country.
The Vicky Kaushal-starrer has become a cult film with its dialogue “How’s the Josh?” becoming a viral sensation and was used by prominent personalities in India. Directed by debutant Aditya Dhar, Uri is the 11th highest-grossing Hindi film in history.
Budget: ₹ 100 crore
Box Office: ₹ 209.36 crore
Profits: ₹ 109 crore
Salman Khan-starrer Bharat banked on his tried and tested formula of releasing him movies on the occasion of Eid. Banking on Salman’s stardom, Bharat crossed the Rs 100 crore mark within four days of release and made it past ₹ 200 crore mark after two weeks at the box office.
The film is Ali Abbas Zafar’s direction debut and stars Katrina Kaif opposite Salman alongside Sunil Grover. The film is a remake of Korean blockbuster Ode To My Father. The movie revolves around Salman Khan’s character which is named Bharat and focuses on his journey from independence of India to present.
Budget: ₹ 80 crore
Box Office: ₹ 204.82 crore
Profits: ₹ 124 crore
Building on the patriotic fervour, Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari took box office by storm taking home ₹ 21.5 crore on opening day. Embarking on the festive holiday of Holi, Kesari was well-received by the audience and made earnings of ₹ 153 crore.
Kesari is directed by Anurag Singh and revolves around a legendary lore of 21 Sikh soldiers in the British army that valiantly took on 10,000 Afghans. Kumar portrays brave-heart soldier Havildar Ishar Singh who leads the Sikh troops in valour.
Budget: ₹ 40 crore
Box Office: ₹ 238.16 crore
Profits: ₹ 198 crore
Arguably an art film that borrows much from global cinema and not much from mainstream Bollywood art of making movies. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy is an impactful depiction of the underground street hip hop scene in India.
Ranveer Singh’s dazzling performance is aided by Alia Bhatt, and Kalki Koechlin is lead roles. Releasing on the Valentine’s Day the movie bagged ₹ 99 crore in just eight days and became Ranveer Singh’s third film to cross
₹ 100 crore in a year after Padmaavat and Simmba.
Other notable mentions
Budget: ₹ 105 crore
Box Office: ₹ 154 crore
Profits: ₹ 49 crore
Budget: ₹ 10 crore
Box Office: ₹ 88 crore
Profits: ₹ 78 crore
Verdict: Super Hit
De De Pyar De
Budget: ₹ 75 crore
Box Office: ₹ 138 crore
Profits: ₹ 63 crore
Budget: ₹ 34 crore
Box Office: ₹ 94 crore
Profits: ₹ 60 crore
What’s more in store for 2019?
Hritik Roshan starring Super 30 is already entrancing audience the country over. The biopic inspired by real life story of a mathematician from Bihar is on its way to becoming the 6th blockbuster at Bollywood Box Office 2019.
There is a power-packed line up of films set for release in 2019. Big release days left are Independence Day, Diwali, Christmas and New Year.
The year will see the release of fourth edition of comedy film Housefull and also the third edition of Dabangg. Movies queued up for August ride high on patriotism and are expected to ride high on the mantra and make big at Bollywood Box Office 2019.
Movies include John Abraham’s much-anticipated action thriller Batla House, and Akshay Kumar’s sci-fi Mission Mangal which sheds light on India’s Mangalyaan space mission. Other big hitter on cards in Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starring Saaho.