2018 Box Office Recap: The year 2018 has turned out to be one of the lucrative years for Bollywood. The most interesting point is that despite the underperformance of big ticket releases like Salman Khan’s Race 3, Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan and Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero, the small to mid-budget releases compensated the loss very well. Now with Ranveer Singh’s Simmba arriving this week, the year is expected to end on a high note.
Last year, the magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion swept away the records at the box office. With a mammoth collection of 511.30 crores in its Hindi version alone, the movie set the ticket windows on fire. Mentioning the total business of Bollywood movies at the box office, 2017 yielded about 2688 crores in total, with Tiger Zinda Hai (339.16 crores), Golmaal Again (205.72 crores) and Raees (137.51 crores), amongst the highest grossers.
Speaking about the current year, Bollywood has amassed the business of about 3242 crores at the box office, till now. Even though big guns failed to fulfil the expectations, it’s the small but content-driven movies that surprised everyone with their collections. Padmaavat (300.26 crores), Sanju (341.22 crores) and 2.0 (188 crores), are the top grossing movies of 2018 and Badhaai Ho (136.80 crores), Stree (129.67 crores) and AndhaDhun (72.50 crores) are amongst the surprise hits of the year.
With 2018 already being a huge success for Bollywood, Rohit Shetty-Ranveer Singh’s Simmba could prove to be the icing on the cake. Given the sort of buzz and commercial treatment, Ranveer starrer is all set to rake huge and is least expected to add another remaining 158 crores to end the year with a total business of 3400 crores.