Which is the best time to release a big ticket movie in India? Here’s a bit of information collected by our loyal reader Rajiv Varghese from our database to help you analyse. Read here:

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Whilst Republic Day and Independence Day have the additional advantage of only 1 day, the other 3 holidays are more beneficial as it is a festive season.

The Average of Eid releases has been the highest till now at 200 Cr for the last 4 years. Closely followed by Diwali with 197 Cr and Christmas with 180 Cr.

still from movie 'Kick', 'PK' and 'Happy New Year'
Still from movie ‘Kick’, ‘PK’ and ‘Happy New Year’

With PK expected to do roaring business, its average is bound to rise. For overseas business, Christmas might be the most lucrative with holidays almost across the globe, followed by Eid with holidays in Middle East and Asia.

Year Special Day Release Film Release Date Opening Day Opening Weekend Opening Week Lifetime Box Office Verdict
2011 Republic Day Dhobi Ghat 21 Jan 2.85 9 12 14 Plus
2011 Eid Bodyguard 31 Aug 21 86 115 142 Superhit
2011 Diwali Ra.One 26 Oct 18 91.1 103.25 118 Plus
2011 Christmas Don 2 23 Dec 15.3 48.55 73 100 Plus
2012 Republic Day Agneepath 26 Jan 23 67 91.08 123.05 Superhit
2012 Eid Ek Tha Tiger 15 Aug 32.92 116.05 135.05 198 Superhit
2012 Diwali Jab Tak Hai Jaan 13 Nov 15 81 98 120.65 Superhit
2012 Diwali Son Of Sardaar 13 Nov 10 64.05 83 105.03 Hit
2012 Christmas Dabangg 2 21 Dec 21.1 63.6 107.6 158.5 Superhit
2013 Republic Day Race 2 25 Jan 15.1 51.3 75.5 102 Plus
2013 Eid Chennai Express 9 Aug 33.1 100.35 156.6 226.7 Superhit
2013 Independance Day Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara! 15 Aug 11.5 41 54.25 65 Losing
2013 Diwali Krrish 3 31 Oct 24.25 68 164.5 240.5 Hit
2013 Christmas Dhoom 3 20 Dec 36 107 185.5 280.25 Hit
2014 Republic Day Jai Ho 24 Jan 17.5 58.5 87.75 111 Plus
2014 Eid Kick 25 Jul 26 83.5 164 233 Hit
2014 Independance Day Singham Returns 15 Aug 32.00 77.55 112 141 Plus
2014 Diwali Happy New Year 24 Oct 44.97 108.86 157.5 203.3 Plus*
2014 Christmas PK 19 Dec

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2 COMMENTS

  1. joke! indiast biggest profit making movie biggest grosser till date nearly 100cr pure profits and only rated as a hit. koi is list ko meri nazron ke samne se hatao

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