Bollywood Box Office 2024 Mid-Year Report: Hits And Misses

Over the first half of 2024, the Hindi box office has amassed over 1000 crore, totaling approximately 1307 crore from 29 releases.

Over the first half of 2024, the Hindi box office has amassed over 1000 crore, totaling approximately 1307 crore from 29 releases, including two Hollywood films and three dubbed South Indian movies. This performance, however, falls short of the previous year’s first-half earnings, which reached 1846 crore—42% higher than this year’s total.

In 2023, the substantial revenue came from around 25 films, featuring three Hollywood blockbusters and two South Indian dubbed films. This year, five major releases have hit the screens: Hrithik Roshan’s “Fighter” in January, followed by Ajay Devgn’s “Shaitaan” and “Maidaan,” Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff’s “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,” and Prabhas’s “Kalki 2898 AD.”

While “Fighter” started strong, “BMCM” and “Maidaan” had disappointing openings of Rs 15.5 crore and Rs 7 crore, respectively. Unlike last year’s hits like “Pathaan” and “Jawan,” 2024’s big-budget films have underperformed.

However, mid-level movies such as “Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya,” “Crew,” “Shaitaan,” “Munjya,” and “Article 370” have exceeded expectations. Meanwhile, South cinema is dominating the Indian box office again, with Nag Ashwin’s Telugu film “Kalki 2898 AD” which revived theatre owners’ spirits with a record-breaking global opening of Rs 191.5 crore.

Hit Films Of 2024

As per Sacnilk, Fighter ended its run in the theatres with a worldwide box office collection of 359.00 Cr. Apart from Fighter, there are other films like “Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya” (₹ 139 Cr), Shaitaan (214.00 Cr), Article 370 (₹ 105.01 Cr), Crew (₹ 151.35 Cr), Munjya (₹ 97.95 Cr), Srikanth (₹ 60.45 Cr), Madgaon Express (₹ 34.48 Cr), and Laapataa Ladies (₹ 27.06 Cr) which have shown impressive earnings at the box office. Joining the list next is “Kalki 2898 AD” which has crossed the 800 cr mark globally and is currently running in the theatres.

Flops Of 2024

Topping the flop list of 2024 is Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff starrer much-anticipated film, “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan”. Despite the buzz the film ended its box office run with a worldwide box office total of ₹ 111.49 Cr. Apart from BMCM, other films in the flop list are Maidaan (₹ 71.15 Cr), Yodha (₹ 53.5 Cr), Bastar (₹ 3.75 Cr), Ruslaan (₹ 4.75 Cr), Do Aur Do Pyaar (₹ 5.5 Cr), Bhaiyya Ji (₹ 9.75 Cr), Mr. And Mrs. Mahi (₹ 51.25 Cr), Ishq Vishq Rebound (₹ 5.6 Cr) and others.

Upcoming Films In 2024 To Look Out For

Several big films are poised to rejuvenate the box office, including the highly-anticipated “Stree 2” with Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao, and Ajay Devgn’s star-studded “Singham Again.” Additionally, Aamir Khan’s “Sitaare Zameen Par,” Kartik Aaryan’s “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3” and others.

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