Year 2007 has been a good year for the Bollywood Film Industry and the year belonged to Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. While Akshay delivered 4 back to back super hits (Namastey London, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Welcome) King Khan had 2 blockbusters in Om Shanti Om and Chak De India.
Salman Khan had an above average year with a major set-back in the form of Salaam-e-Ishq but bounced back with Partner which grossed more than 60 crores at the Indian Box-office. Aamir Khan ended the year on a high with the critically acclaimed Taare Zameen Par.
2006 was undoubtedly Hrithik Roshan’s year but unfortunately, due to Jodhaa Akbar being delayed, he had no release this year.
Presenting, The Top 5 hits of the year
1) Om Shanti Om – Some hated it, most loved it. Om Shanti Om is the biggest blockbuster of the year. Total Net Gross – 86 crores.
2) Welcome – Although its just a week since Welcome released, the Akshay Kumar comedy has created history all over India. At most places the collections are on par with Shahrukh Khan’s Om Shanti Om. The movie has grossed a staggering 34 crores in its first week. With 8 weeks until the next biggie releases, the movie should easily outgross Chak De India.
3) Chak De India – Shahrukh Khan’s critically acclaimed Chak De India had an average opening at the box-office, which was quite surprising for a SRK starrer, but thanks to strong word of mouth the movie picked up and was declared a blockbuster in 6 weeks. The title song of the movie became the sports anthem! Total Net Gross – 64 crores.
4) Partner – Remake of Will Smith starrer Hitch, the movie worked largely due to the chemistry between Govinda and Salman Khan. Total Net Gross – 62 crores.
5) Bhool Bhulaiyaa – Directed by Priyadarshan, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, remake of a Malayalam movie, was the 3rd Super Hit for Akshay Kumar in 2007! Total Net Gross – 52 crores.
Note:- Taare Zameen Par had an average opening week, but the collections have picked up considerably almost everywhere. The list will be updated incase the Aamir Khan movie manages to outgross any of the Top 5 movies.
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