Aamir Khan’s Dangal has become the highest grossing film of 2016, breaking the record of Salman Khan’s Sultan in just 13 days after its release. The film has managed to do so in record time without the extra national holiday that most Christmas releases have got in the last few years.
Credit should almost entirely go to Aamir Khan for seeing through a film that didn’t look entirely commercial, neither did it have a big acclaimed director nor a popular heroine. In fact, Dangal did not seem to have any of those commercial ingredients that make films a record-grosser, yet a huge section of the multiplex audience have found the film to be more entertaining than many of the commercial blockbusters that have released in the last few years.
Dangal has also proven that content is the absolute king at the box office and there is nothing that’s bigger than positive word-of-mouth. Stardom does take a backseat after the first weekend, but big names like Aamir and Salman ensure that a bigger section of the public are willing to spend their hard-earned money on their films.
In the last 10 years, when the entertainment options have increased along with ticket prices getting exorbitant, only two actors and five films have managed to bring more than 3 crore people to theatres for their films. The films are 3 Idiots, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK, Sultan and now Dangal. The names, we all know.
Dangal is almost certain to become the highest grosser of all time and it’ll be a record that 2017 films will find it extremely difficult to beat.
We have the final list of collections of 2016 films below, the first two films are light years ahead of the rest. Remove their films and 2016 will be one of the worst years in history.
|Movie||Release||Verdict||Day 1||Weekend||Week 1||Total|
|Dangal||23 Dec||All Time|
|Sultan||6 July||All Time|
|The Jungle Book||4 April||Blockbuster||10.09||40.47||74.08||188.72|
|M S Dhoni||30 Sep||Hit||21.30||66.00||94.13||132.85|
|Airlift||22 Jan||Super Hit||12.35||44.30||83.5||128.45|
|Rustom||12 Aug||Super Hit||14.11||50.42||90.9||127.48|
|Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||28 Oct||Hit||13.30||35.60||80.19||112.14|
|Housefull 3||03 Jun||Hit||15.21||53.31||80.1||109.14|
|Baaghi||29 April||Super Hit||11.94||38.58||59.72||76.34|
|Neerja||19 Feb||Super Hit||4.70||22.01||35.32||76.20|
|Kapoor And Sons||18 Mar||Super Hit||6.85||26.35||46.93||73.29|
|Dear Zindagi||25 Nov||Hit||8.75||32.50||47.00||61.49|
|Udta Punjab||17 Jun||Above|
|Mohenjo Daro||12 Aug||Disaster||8.87||30.54||51.18||58.00|
|Ki and Ka||1 Apr||Hit||7.30||25.23||37.57||52.31|
|A Flying Jatt||25 Aug||Flop||7.10||20.45||35.60||38.61|
|Ghayal Once Again||5 Feb||Flop||7.20||23.25||33.25||35.7|
|Force 2||18 Nov||Flop||6.05||20.05||30.15||33|
|Jai Gangaajal||4 Mar||Flop||5.50||17.7||25.2||32.63|
|Baar Baar Dekho||09 Sep||Flop||6.81||21.16||29.40||31.21|
|Kahaani 2||2 Dec||Flop||4.25||16.97||24.26||30.56|
|Kya Kool Hain Hum 3||22 Jan||Flop||8.15||20.15||29.65||30.25|
|Raaz Reboot||16 Sep||Flop||6.30||18.09||26.73||30.23|
|Happy Bhag Jayegi||19 Aug||Above|
|Sanam Re||12 Feb||Average||5.04||17.05||25.82||27.74|
|Rocky Handsome||25 Mar||Flop||7.16||16.12||22.85||25.16|
|1920 London||6 May||Average||2.50||7.73||12.45||15.45|
|Saala Khadoos||29 Jan||Flop||2.19||9.93||12.63||14.79|
|Freaky Ali||09 Sep||Flop||2.55||8.50||13.50||14.62|
|Teraa Surroor||11 Mar||Flop||1.79||6.46||11.38||14.15|
|Rock On 2||11 Nov||Disaster||2.41||7.01||10.01||10.01|
|Sanam Teri Kasam||5 Feb||Flop||1.25||4.66||8.66||9.11|
|Love Games||8 April||Flop||1.03||3.06||4.5||4.5|