Bollywood’sS Box-Office Report Card 2017: 214 Films, 25 Success, 189 Failures

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The year is finally nearing its end, and if you’re a movie-buff, especially a Bollywood one at that, then there’s been precious little to cheer all year. If you thought our 2016 report card of Bollywood presented a sorry state of affairs, then consider being forewarned because 2017 is more or less of the same. Big-budget films tanked hither and thither at the box-office, including massive disasters like Rangoon, Raabta, and A Gentleman while other humongous losses were borne through films like Tubelight and Jagga Jasoos.

Even though a few small films like Hindi Medium, Fukrey Returns, Lipstick Under My Burkha, and Tumhari Sulu did bring back a modicum of smiles to the trade by turning huge profits against their miniscule budgets, but if it wasn’t for a couple of huge grossers like Jolly LLB 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Judwaa 2, Golmaal Again, Tiger Zinda Hai, and a Telugu film called Baahubali: The Conclusion – which earned more through its dubbed Hindi version than most other Bolylwodo films combined – then the industry may have taken way longer to recover from the fiscal annihilation it has been dealt the past year. It says a lot about the kind of content Bollywood is producing and inflated budgets and unnecessarily expensive marketing campaigns being pumped into its films that a dubbed regional film had to save its ass.

To put things into perspective, 185 of the total films released in 2017 were outright failures at the box-office, and only 16 films have emerged as clean hits. Here’s a summary of how deplorably Bollywood has performed throughout 2017:

Parameter Status
No. of FIlms 214
Blockbusters 3
Superhits 5
Hits 8
Semi-Hits 6
Abover Average 3
Average 1
Below Average 3
Flops 58
Disasters 127
Success Ratio (Above Average or Better) 11.68%


And here’s the detailed turnover of every Bollywood film released in 2017 along with their box-office verdicts:

Film Lifetime Box-Office in Nett (INR) Verdict
Prakash Electronics 0.004 crore Disaster
Haraamkhor 1.34 crore Flop
Ok Jaanu 23.64 crore Flop
Ashley 0.001 crore Disaster
Majaz Ae Gham – E – Dil Kya Karun 0.003 crore Disaster
M.A. Pass 0.02 crore Disaster
Beauty with Brain 0.004 crore Disaster
Hyena Ek Chalak Haseena 0.001 crore Disaster
Coffee with D 0.63 crore Flop
Double Dealer 0.002 crore Disaster
Raees 139.0 crore Semi-Hit
Kaabil 126.85 crore Semi-Hit
Na Raja Na Rani 0.001 crore Disaster
Alif 0.03 crore Disaster
Horror Night 0.002 crore Disaster
Jolly LLB 2 116.92 crore Hit
Irada 0.85 crore Disaster
Running Shaadi 0.98 crore Disaster
Rangoon 23..0 crore Disaster
9’O Clock 0.001 crore Disaster
Internet Ke Thagg 0.001 crore Disaster
Mona Darling 0.14 crore Flop
Wedding Anniversary 0.24 crore Flop
Luv Shv Pyar Vyar 0.03 crore Disaster
Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai 0.19 crore Flop
Commando 2 25.09 crore Average
Desi Black Picture 0.002 crore Disaster
Badrinath Ki Dulhania 112.13 crore Superhit
Perfect Guest PG 0.002 crore Disaster
Mantra 0.06 crore Disaster
Trapped 2.59 crore Disaster
Aa Gaya Hero 1.30 crore Disaster
Machine 3.12 crore Disaster
Bhanwarey 0.001 crore Disaster
Anaarkali Of Aarah 0.89 crore Disaster
Phillauri 22.68 crore Above Average
Ishq Ka Jazbaa 0.001 crore Disaster
Bhanwarey 0.001 crore Disaster
Naam Shabana 36.76 crore Semi-Hit
Poorna 3,32 crore Flop
Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana 0.81 crore Disaster
Baazi Zindagi Ki 0.02 crore Flop
Mahima Rah Baba Ki 0.002 crore Disaster
Mirza Juuliet 0.61 crore Flop
Blue Mountain 0.13 crore Flop
Mukti Bhawan 0.47 crore Flop
Kehkashan 0.07 crore Flop
Romeo N Bullet 0.001 crore Disaster
Crazzy Lamhe 0.001 crore Disaster
Yeh Hai Gaddar Dil 0.001 crore Disaster
Begum Jaan 20.91 crore Flop
Ajab Singh Ki Gajab Kahani 0.04 crore Flop
Noor 7.58 crore Disaster
Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi 0.05 crore Flop
Vahshi 0.001 crore Disaster
Maatr 2.31 crore Disaster
Masti Nahi Sasti 0.002 crore Disaster
Baahubali 2 (Hindi version only) 511 crore All-Time Blockbuster
DHD 0.001 crore Disaster
Jab Raat Hoti Hai 0.001 crore Disaster
Mukkadarpur Ka Majnu 0.001 crore Disaster
Mantostaan 0.08 crore Flop
Mafia Bigg Boss 0.002 crore Disaster
Meri Pyaari Bindu 9.59 crore Flop
Sarkar 3 9.93 crore Disaster
Half Girlfriend 60.28 crore Above Average
Hindi Medium 68.76 Superhit
Life Ki Aisi Ki Taisi 0.001 crore Disaster
Sargoshiyan 0.001 crore Disaster
Sweet Love 0.001 crore Disaster
Sachin: A Billion Dreams 50.81 crore Hit
Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan 0.06 crore Flop
Mirror Game – Ab Khel Shuru 0.03 crore Flop
Flat 211 0.02 crore Flop
Dobaara: See Your Evil 1.92 crore Disaster
Dear Maya 0.19 crore Disaster
Sweetiee Weds NRI 0.15 crore Disaster
Hanuman Da Damdaar 1.37 crore Disaster
Love U Family 0.05 crore Flop
Behen Hogi Teri 2.25 crore Disaster
Raabta 25.51 crore Disaster
Bachche Kachche Sachche 0.001 crore Disaster
Ek Anokhi Dulhan Saavi 0.05 crore Flop
Apmanit 0.002 crore Disaster
Bank Chor 7.30 crore Disaster
Phulu 2.30 crore Flop
Perfect Plan 0.02 crore Flop
Ramad 0.02 crore Flop
Tubelight 119.26 crore Flop
Dil Jalaao Na 0.001 crore Disaster
Salaam Zindagi 0.01 crore Disaster
Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha 1.25 crore Disaster
Sai V/s I 0.004 crore Disaster
Mom 37.28 crore Above Average
The Slum Stars 0.11 crore Flop
Guest Iin London 10.64 crore Disaster
Love Icon 0.02 crore Flop
Ghanta Chori Ho Gaya 0.002 crore Disaster
Jagga Jasoos 54.16 crore Flop
Shab 0.21 crore Flop
Unlimited Nasha 0.001 crore Disaster
Gayy Gayy Resort 0.001 crore Disaster
Lipstick Under My Burkha 19.21 crore Hit
Munna Michael 32.89 crore Flop
Raag Desh 0.65 crore Disaster
Mubarakan 55.59 crore Semi-Hit
Mr. Item An Antic Piece 0.005 crore Disaster
Indu Sarkar 4.95 crore Disaster
Baaraat Company 0.08 crore Flop
Duniya Khatam Ho Rahi Hai 0.001 crore Disaster
Uff Yeh Kaisi Aashiqui 0.001 crore Disaster
Gurgaon 0.53 crore Disaster
Jab Harry Met Sejal 64.33 crore Disaster
The Dream Job 0.002 crore Disaster
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha 134.22 crore Superhit
Dirty Madam X 0.001 crore Disaster
Gangs Of North East 0.006 crore Disaster
Bandookraj 0.01 crore Disaster
Shreelancer 0.05 crore Flop
Bareilly Ki Barfi 34.55 crore Hit
Talab 0.001 crore Disaster
Phir Aaya Satte Pe Satta 0.003 crore Disaster
Sniff 0.93 crore Disaster
Qaidi Band 0.36 crore Disaster
A Gentleman 20.59 crore Disaster
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz 13.13 crore Below Average
Muskurahatein 0.03 crore Flop
Baadshaho 78.10 crore Below Average
Ho Gaya Hai Mera Dil Patanga 0.001 crore Disaster
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan 43.11 crore Hit
Sameer 0.03 crore Flop
Daddy 8.10 crore Disaster
The Rally 0.02 crore Flop
Poster Boys 12.73 crore Flop
Mr. Kabaadi 0.02 crore Disaster
Simran 17.26 crore Flop
Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi 1.53 crore Disaster
Lucknow Central 11.20 crore Flop
Shaadi Ka Punchnama 0.001 crore Disaster
Raabi 0.001 crore Disaster
Vadiyan 0.001 crore Disaster
B.A. Pass – 2 0.06 crore Flop
Newton 22.80 crore Hit
Bhoomi 10.63 crore Flop
JD 0.001 crore Disaster
Haseena Parkar 8.03 crore Disaster
The Final Exit 0.10 crore Flop
Dream Zindagi 0.001 crore Disaster
Abhishapt 0.001 crore Disaster
Raju Bajrangi 0.001 crore Disaster
ISIS – Enemies Of Humanity 0.02 crore Disaster
Judwaa 2 138.61 crore Superhit
Shaadi Yogi Aur Kamasutra 0.001 cr

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