Happy New Year, KICK, Bang Bang Box Office Predictions

Also read: The first part of our box office predictions

Happy New Year: Shah Rukh returns to the movie theaters this Diwali after delivering the then highest grosser of all time in the form of Chennai Express. This time he has teamed up with Farah Khan (with whom he has never delivered a dud). This bodes well for the film. It occupies the highly beneficial Diwali weekend slot and could even enjoy two open weekends. Unlike Krrish 3 last year, HNY gets a perfect release date as Diwali falls on Thursday. Judging by the genre, starcast and release date of Happy New Year it can be safely said that all opening and lifetime records will be in danger. The film, even if its half as entertaining as SRK and Farah’s Main Hoon Na, it will indeed bring happy times for the makers. Box Office Prediction: 250 crore

Positive factors: Successful actor-director duo, Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s presence, film’s genre, favourable release date.
Negative factors: Farah Khan is getting worse with every film that she has directed.

Happy New Year - Kick - Bang Bang Box Office Predictions

Happy New Year – Kick – Bang Bang Box Office Predictions

Kick: Salman gets back his Eid slot this year with this Sajid Nadiadwala directed film. It is the remake of a huge commercial blockbuster which follows closely with the Dhoom series as far as genre is concerned. It remains to be seen if the North Indian audiences warm up to the story as much as the South Indian audiences. The only thing that is making us a little uncertain is the credentials of Sajid Nadiadwala as a director. The opening records should be broken (or challenged) but the lifetime records will depend on the quality of the film. Box Office Prediction: 240 crore.

Positives: Salman Khan, remake re-scripted by Chetan Bhagat, favourable Eid release date, genre
Negatives: Debutant director, Jacqueline Fernandes (no big female star).

Bang Bang: Hrithik Roshan has had a roller coaster last few months. In 2014 he returns with the action spy commercial adventure Bang Bang that also stars Katrina Kaif. It currently occupies the Gandhi Jayanti date but with the delay in the shooting schedule, due to Hrithik’s ill health, the film could be postponed to a later date. Even though Knight and Day is considered a disappointment in Hollywood, the storyline should transpire well in Bollywood because it is commercial and universal. Expect this to be a box office behemoth regardless of the itchy track record of its director Siddharth Anand. Prediction: 225 crore

Positives: Hrithik Roshan – Katrina Kaif, genre (action, romance), Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh has re-scripted the Hollywood film
Negatives: Track record of director Siddharth Anand, might not get a perfect release date.

Bombay Velvet: Bombay Velvet is a very difficult film to predict. The budget of this film has gone over 100 crore already but Anurag Kashyap is someone who can be trusted to make all that money count at the end of it all. It is Anurag Kashyap’s first big budget film starring a big star and should end up to be a good film even though the box office fate of Bombay Velvet lies in the balance, because the genre is not very commercial and family audiences are not likely to turn for this film even though it enjoys a Christmas 2014 release. Prediction: 125 crore.

Action Jackson: Ajay Devgn failed to shine in 2013 with both of his films flopping. Prabhu Deva however had a good 2013 with the success of R… Rajkumar. It proved once again that the South Indian director knows his commercial entertainers really well. Action Jackson looks like another run of the mill commercial film and that could go against it. It is also supposed to clash with Akshay Kumar’s Holiday at the box office on 1st May. If the clash takes place both films will suffer. Prediction with clash: 75 crore. Prediction without clash: 105 crore.

Humshakkals: Sajid Khan has managed to catch the irk of the critics with his outlandish films before but he went terribly wrong with the 2013 dud Himmatwala. His fixation with the letter ‘H’ continues with this supposed remake of the classic comedy film Angoor. Sajid and the comedy genre have never gone wrong and Humshakkals should bring him back in the game. June should prove to be a good month for Bollywood with both PK (if it releases) and Humshakkals doing well.
Prediction: 110 crore.

Happy Ending: Saif Ali Khan teams up with his ‘Go Goa Gone’ director in this quirky romantic comedy which also stars Ileana D’cruz. The director duo of Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK have been known to deliver fine films out of difficult subject matter and we are totally expecting a new take on romance by this team of directors. Happy Ending could end up surprising one and all with its box office collections. Prediction: 80 crore.

Singham 2: Rohit Shetty who delivered a mammoth of a film with Chennai Express is back with his old friend and frequent collaborator in the sequel of the 2011 smash hit Singham. Rohit Shetty has promised his audiences to raise up the stakes in this one and strangely enough this sequel won’t be based on the tamil Singham 2. Rohit commands a special pull amongst the family audiences with his special brand of cinema and we expect them to turn up in huge numbers for Singham 2. Prediction: 150 crore.

Phantom: This film directed by Kabir Khan looks a lot like Ek Tha Tiger with Saif Ali Khan replacing Salman Khan but the subject matter of this film is expected to be a lot less commercial than Ek Tha Tiger. It has been described as a post 26/11 counter-terrorism action drama. We don’t know about you, but that one line synopsis has us interested. Katrina Kaif will also appear in a de-glam avatar in Phantom. Prediction: 105 crore.

Mary Kom: Priyanka Chopra will be portraying the inspirational story of Olympic medalist MC Mary Kom in this Omang Bhandula directed and Sanjay Leela Bhansali produced film. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag showed everyone that a sport film about a real life Indian athlete can work big time and Mary Kom will be looking to follow suit. We are not too confident about the track record of the director and hence we will be a little cautious with our prediction. Having said that, we hope the film captures Mary Kom’s life story properly! Prediction: 55 crore.

Also read: The first part of our box office predictions

Quick Predictions

  • The Villain: 70 crore
  • Hasee Toh Phasee: 45 crore
  • Shaadi Ke Side Effects: 65 crore
  • Gulaab Gang: 30 crore
  • Creature: 35 crore
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshi: 40 crore
  • Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania: 40 crore

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GGB:  (January 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm)

2014 Bollywood BO prediction…

200cr+ film: PK, Bang Bang.

150cr+ film: Kick, Singham2. HNY

100cr+ film: Jai Ho, Action Jacksan, Jagga Jasoos, Bombay Velvet, Holiday.

Rest 1-2 film will surprisingly touch 100cr…

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Chayan:  (January 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm)

Eagerly waiting for Bang Bang

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Orko:  (January 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm)

Waiting for PK, Bang Bang, Singham2, Jagga Jasoos. Rest all Bakwas

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Nilesh:  (January 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm)

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sandaru:  (January 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm)

bang bang 125-155cr
kick 165-215cr
hny 235-275cr
but i wish hny to break the dhoom 3 record.

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MG:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm)

Eagerly waiting for PK, BANG BANG & SINGHAM2

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MG:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm)

I think according to Box office
BangBang > PK > Singham 2 > HNY > Kick > JaiHo > JaggaJasoos

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Hrithik My Hero:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm)

Bang Bang All The Way !

It’s Kinda Dhoom:2 Movie, Rest You can Imagine.

HRITHIK ROSHAN z Coming Back To Deliver Yet Again ATBB.

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King:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm)

HNY all the way ….best best best best ..mark my words 300 cr will be baseline

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SS:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm)

KHANs are not accepted this year, 2014 rules by Roshan Kapur, Kumar, Devgan

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Babaji Ka thullu:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm)

Bang Bang will bring back Hrithik in Dhoom 2 style…

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SS:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm)

KHANs will not accepted this year, 2014 rules by Roshan Kapur, Kumar, Devgan

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Babaji Ka thullu:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm)

65cr to Shaadi ke sideffects is very much….

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haroonn1986:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm)

For me i think 3 films will surely be in 200 crore club.
1. HNY
2. PK
3. Kick

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Babaji Ka thullu:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm)

Singham 2 will be huge for Ajay…

Holiday and Gabbar(if released this year) could be huge for Akki..
but then Its Entertainment can turn out to be Its Disappointment!!!

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KRRRRISH LOVER:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm)

This year will rules by Bang Bang. Hrithik & kat will rockk….

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Babaji Ka thullu:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm)

Surprise 100cr film of the year--Gunday

2 States also has a chance

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KRRRRISH LOVER:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm)

After Bang Bang we see again Hrithik mania as like as after KNPH

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aeeyy:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm)

Holiday,Gabbar,its entertainment.Every first movie of the year by akki,it opens with a bang

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Babaji Ka thullu:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm)

All mad SRK fans have good habit of online polling…
So they don’t cast thier vote honestly…
Diwali period is’nt that good..
HNY will be max. 200crs i think.

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sachin11:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm)

the highest grosser of 2014 will be either PK,Kick or Jai ho.

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Sid:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm)

HNY

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JC:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm)

Good to do predictions, cuz who cares anyways. lol, so here we go

HNY -- 140 to 180 crores (if good entertainment, then 220 cr)
Kick -- 200 (if good entertainment, then 250 cr)
PK -- 200 (if content good -- they sky is the limit)\
Bang Bang -- 150 to 180 cr (Hro, Katz rocks)
Humshakals -- less than 80 cr (reason, sajid khan and sajid khan…..advise: don’t fiddle with classics)
Singham 2 and Action Jackson -- 120 to 160 cr
Bombay Velvet -- around 40 to 60 cr (reason, Anurag Kashyap is a smart sajid khan)

The surprise 100 crs will be either Mary Kom (It will also get tax free), Shaadi Ke Side Effects (Vidya, Vidya, Vidya) or Happy Ending (Saif and Illeana will looks scorching hot together)

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sachin11:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm)

PK,Kick and Jai ho will cross 250 crores while HNY can only cross 250 if Srk-Farah succeeds to bring other superstars in their songs or in guest appearances like OSO.

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nipun:  (January 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm)

HNY 250 crore? ?lol. .keep dreaming. .but it will be an overrated film like ce.

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