It is a trend of sorts amongst actors to book the festive slots of the year for their film releases. The plus point being that, holiday releases fetch better business, thus making their ventures profitable. There are always stories floating around in the media about release clashes among big stars. No big star films usually release on the same day so as to avoid the business distribution and division of screen count. Although, there seems to be a shift in this trend as this year and also the coming year has some interesting clashes lined up.
Check out some of the biggest box office clashes in 2015-2016 here:
Hero Vs Welcome Back : Sept 4th 2015
- It is a clash of besties as Salman Khan’s production Hero and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Welcome Back will release together.
- Anees Bazmee known for films like Welcome and Ready will be competing with Nikhil Advani who has previously come up with works like D-Day, Kal Ho Na Ho etc.
- While Welcome Back is a sequel, Hero is a remake featuring debutantes Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty and hence we wonder which film will fetch more moolah at the Box Office.
Dilwale Vs Bajirao Mastani Vs Hera Pheri : 18th December 2015
- Dilwale stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in key roles. High on buzz thanks to Kajol-SRK comeback. Bajirao Mastani on the other hand is a period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in key roles.
- It is a Rohit Shetty Vs Sanjay Leela Bhansali clash. Both directors are known for their successful films and hence this will be the biggest box office clash of the year.
- Hera Pheri 3 has hardly made it to the headlines and has high chances of getting postponed to avoid this box office clash.
Jagga Jasoos Vs Housefull 3 : 3rd June 2016
- Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer has been already delayed and since this is the first time the couple will be seen on screen after they admitted their relationship. Also the Barfi combo Anurag Basu and Ranbir has too many expectations latched onto it.
- Housefull 3 is a franchise movie hence it will prove a tough competitor. The series has been successful so far and the Akshay Kumar-Riteish Deshmukh camaraderie works well.
Raees Vs Sultan – Eid 2016
- It is the unbelievable Salman Khan Vs Shah Rukh Khan film clash.
- Also big production houses like Excel entertainment and Yash Raj will compete against each other with these two big star films.
- Since Salman has always dominated the Eid slot, with SRK’s film as competition, it is the biggest clash of the year.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Vs Shivaay Diwali 2016
- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is Karan Johar’s directorial whereas as Shivaay is Ajay Devgn’s directorial. Both films have big stars since Ajay Devgn will be starring in his own film where as KJo’s emotional drama has Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.
- Being a Dharma Productions release for Diwali, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is sure to grab a lot of eyeballs. Ajay’s Shivaay on the other hand is sure to be a well-researched, detailed drama since the perfectionist that he is. The clash is expected to leave audiences in a fix.