The second half of 2016 is all set to be massive for the box office business, considering several biggies are set to release soon. With major festivities taking off during this time of the year, the film business too picks up and hence the usual slots of Independence day, Diwali, Christmas and New Year will ring in the best time of the year for B-town.
Here’s a look at the upcoming big releases from August to December :
August: Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro Vs Akshay Kumar’s Rustom
There is always a fight for booking the Independence day slot for release thanks to the holiday biz films incur. This year, there will be a clash between Akshay Kumar’s Rustom based on a real-life incident and Hrithik Roshan’s period drama Mohenjo Daro.
Akshay’s super-hit from this year, Airlift too had released with a clash over the Republic day weekend. In spite of clashing with a sex comedy, the film took an opening of 12.35 crores.
Hrithik Roshan’s last release was Bang Bang which in spite of clashing with Haider had managed to take a opening of 27.54 crores. Although, with Mohenjo Daro it seems unlikely that the film with open so well.
Another release in August that is expected to cook up a storm is Tiger Shroff’s A Flying Jatt. The actor has a good box office standing. His last film, Baaghi took an opening of 11.94 crores and was declared a hit at the box office.
September: Raaz Reboot, M.S Dhoni & Baar Baar Dekho
September has seven releases, out of which, there are two clashes. The month takes off with Sonakshi Sinha’s Akira. The Murugadoss directorial may not be a game changer for the month. It is expected to do average business.
Also, Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif starrer, Baar Baar Dekho releases on 9th September. The fresh pairing may grab eyeballs but a significant business is not expected considering both the stars are low on box office standing.
Emraan Hashmi’s Raaz Reboot may fetch a good opening considering the Raaz franchise has been immensely popular.
M.S Dhoni Biopic starring Sushant Singh Rajput too could be a sleeper hit if the content hits bulls eye.
October: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Vs Shivaay Clash
October takes off with Mirzya starring debutantes Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher but the highlight of the month is the big Shivaay Vs Ae Dil Hai Mushkil clash.
Shivaay is Ajay Devgn’s directorial starring himself and Sayyeshaa Saigal. The film’s posters have generated much hype and is expected to open big. Ajay’s last clash of Son Of Sardaar Vs Jab Tak Hai Jaan had got his film an opening of 10 crores.
Although with Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma having hardly created any buzz, the former may enjoy a better opening.
November: Kahaani 2 Vs Dear Zindagi Clash
November will once again be a dicey month with Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi being one of the only biggie films. Vidya Balan’s Kahaani 2 will be clashing with Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi and looks like the former may score more thanks to the commercial quotient.
Also, Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor’s Rock On 2 releases on 11th November. Since this is a sequel, the film may enjoy a decent amount of buzz.
December will be a big month considering Aamir Khan’s much-awaited film Dangal will be hitting the screens pre-Christmas. This is Aamir’s lucky slot and his last film to release around the same time was PK. The film made a business of over 300 crores and looks like with Dangal, Aamir will once again compete with himself.
Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor’s Befikre releases on 9th December. Since the film is an Aditya Chopra directorial and also Ranveer’s star power, it seems the film may enjoy a good business. His last December release, Bajirao Mastani had managed to take an opening of 12.80 crores along with a clash.