Besharam vs Boss: Box Office Comparison

Post the failure of Besharam, all eyes were on Akshay Kumar’s Boss. The film was expected to fare well as the pre-release hype was good – the music was fairly popular with a few songs topping charts, the action-masala genre was expected to bring in the single screen audiences to theatres and Boss was expected to erase the bad memories of Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara.

Besharam - Boss

Besharam – Boss

Like Besharam, Boss too released on a Wednesday which also happened to be a national holiday for Bakrid. The film opened well at single-screens but audiences from bigger cities, especially those that prefer to watch films at multiplexes, decided to give the film a skip. The word-of-mouth wasn’t close to as bad as Besharam, in fact those who watched the film liked it, but most multiplexes wore a deserted look even on Saturday.

Is it the pre-Diwali period that has affected business? Are multiplex audience, the so-called classes, tired of being fed with south Indian action-masala remakes almost every other week? Is it because of the failure of OUATIMD or the fact that it was Akshay Kumar’s third release this year?

Coming to the comparisons between Besharam and Boss, the former has managed to collect more, even though the latter (Boss) was watched by more people. The only difference between the two films is the first day business – Besharam benefitted from a much bigger national holiday for Gandhi Jayanti. Remaining days, Boss leads by a slight margin.

Reliance lost more than Rs 20 crore on Besharam. For Viacom, Boss is a profitable film, but individual distributors will end up in the red.

Note: We will update this page for the next 7 days or so. It’ll be interested to see if Boss can eventually beat Besharam and go on to be Akshay’s third 60 crore grosser of the year.

 BesharamBoss
Wednesday19.73 cr12.85 cr
Thursday6.65 cr7.84 cr
Friday5.6 cr5.93 cr
Saturday5.8 cr6.2 cr
Sunday7.2 cr7.6 cr
First weekend44.98 crore40.42 crore
Monday2.4 cr2.75 cr
Tuesday1.9 cr2.3 cr
First week49.28 crore-
2nd Wednesday1.6 cr-
2nd Thursday1.3 cr-
2nd Friday0.8 cr-
2nd Saturday1 cr-
2nd Sunday1.2 cr-
Remaining days1.5 cr-
Lifetime Collections56.68 crore-
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36 Comments

  • Boss is one of d finest film this year, much better than Besharam. The content, acting, music n direction r all good. 4get about holiday, this film suppose to click even in d non-holiday, 4get about super star, this film suppose to score even with new-comer. So but why it didn’t ?

    “Are multiplex audience, the so-called classes, tired of being fed with south Indian action-masala remakes almost every other week?” Seems that!

  • i have seen boss , i feel that it was not a bad movie, music and songs are too good, dialog are also good. But i don’t know why movie’s collection is not upto the mark

  • The ironic is those fans who are keep trolling SRK (twitter/fb/news site) would get a karma when their actors’ films release. LOL . It happens lately you know. Don’t have to mention which films. LOL

  • I feel so sorry for Akshay now that I can’t even bring myself to mock him. Akshay if you want to start giving 100 crores you have to do just 1 thing – release maximum only 2 films a year (else it will result in viewer fatigue). Akki’s fans must be feeling depressed of Akshay’s recent run and I wish to console them that he has one sure-shot blockbuster film in his lineup “Thuppakki”. Just one thing – please don’t take buffalo Sonakshi as the actress.

  • All The Above Reasons Metioned by Indicine r applicable here…..Akshay should nt do or release so many Movies Per Year…he should mentain Distance B/w his movies nd should release max 2 movies per Year……Peoples have got Fed up of Akki Movies Nowdays…..S26 nd Boss were deserved to be Hit Movies but the failuire of K786 affected S26 nd Failuire of OUATIMD affected Boss….

  • that s so wierd
    both movies have pink color in their posters
    both heroes akshay and ranbir sitting
    both movies have parties
    both fond of jewleries rings and necklace
    calamities meet
    verdict both are flop

  • @usman solo
    Boss is one of the finest films of the year? Haven’t you hear of movies like bhaag milkha bhaag, the lunchbox, madras cafe etc. Seems like you are another brainless akii fan

  • I hope that Akshay tries being more intelligent and release his good movies worldwide like Special 26 which was very limited.If well promoted Special 26 would have easily collected over 100 crores!!!

  • Top stars based on acting skill
    1.vidya valan
    2.hrithik roshan
    3.SRK/amir khan
    4.priyanka chopra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.sallu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1005.kat

  • Hahaha..
    Ye to Besharam ko bhi pichhe chhod diya..Then lifetime expected under 65 cr too…:)
    A big slap to South Indian Remakes..

  • Lol. Shah Rukh Khan is the King Khan.

    Look at him vs the competition:

    Aamir Khan: only 9 hits and above in entire career.
    Akshay Kumar: no ATBB or highest grosser of year. Way behind.
    Ajay Devgn: on par with Akshay Kumar. Way behind.

    Ranbir Kapoor: too early to pass a judgement. Has good potential.
    remember though he’s been here for 6 years. SRK had done Darr,
    Bazigaar, DDLJ, Karan Arjun, Deewana, KKHH, and Dil to Pagal Hai.
    Salman had MPK, Saajan, HAHK, and Karan Arjun so this way he is very behind.

    Hrithik Roshan: He is on the right path. He doesn’t have a good # of hits but
    has many large blockbusters (KNPH, KKKG, KMG, Krrish, Dhoom 2)
    He is promising and on par in terms of career path.

    Salman Khan: only real competition. Career wise him and SRK are dead
    Close but SRK is still ahead. Salman has more blockbusters (9) (MPK, HAHK, Karan Arjun, Partner,
    Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard, Dabangg 2, ETT) vs SRK (8) (DDLJ, Karan Arjun,
    KKHH, KKKG, OSO, CDI, RNBJ, CE) but SRK has more total hits and much
    higher success % (SRK=52%, Salman=34%) and SRK has gotten hits ever year
    he has had a release except 4 (1994, 1996, 1999, 2005) while Salman didn’t in
    10.(1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008).

    Only SRK, Salman, and Hrithik can be compared. Aamir is good bit career wise he is
    way behind. Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn have never been in the race.

  • audience are getting bored to see an actor 2 or 3 times in a year! akki gave an average by Special26, then double flop OUATIMD n Boss! like him Ranbir gave a blockbuster YJHD, the a disaster Besharam! same happened wid Ajay aswell!
    thatz y 3 Khan’s nd Hrithik dont wanna release 2 or more films in a year!
    thatz the sense of Real Superstar!

  • at the end its all about stardom. i think akshay kumar has got exposed big time. akshay kumar cannot be excused everytime after giving flops after flops.

  • Watched Boss last sunday movie is good the bst things in the movie is Akshay’s parkour stunt n Climax fi8 between Ronit n Akki…Movie is getting avg. status jst coz Akki is exhausted his stardom by releasing 3-4 movies in a year….2014 will be the last year for Akki hes is totally exhausted his stardom coz his good movies like S26 n Boss r failing at the BO no hopes left…or karo 4-5 movies 1 year me…..Bye Bye Akki n Akkian you sud start searching ur new idol I think HR or Vidyut is good option.

  • @indicine:waiting for ur top ten song list of october.this time u’re too late to post it.also pics of k3 promotion on kapil sharma’s comedy night pics.

  • @Ram so next disasters will be Jail ho & Kick in 2014…..salman khan’s movies gonna be disasters back to back again by seeing the response of audience..people are tired of being fed with south Indian action-masala remakes …….people will reject it……..same like 4 years before when lallu bhai used to give back to back disasters like kyonki,shaadi karke phas gaya,jaan-eman,baabul,marigold,god tussi great ho,heroes,yuvraj,london dreams,veer etc ….south copy paste master salman khan’s career going to end with his telugu movie copy paste jail ho

  • so next disasters will be Jail
    ho & Kick in 2014…..salman khan’s
    movies gonna be disasters back to
    back again by seeing the response
    of audience..people are tired of
    being fed with south Indian action-
    masala remakes …….people will
    reject it……..same like 4 years
    before when lallu bhai used to give
    back to back disasters like
    kyonki,shaadi karke phas
    gaya,jaan-
    eman,baabul,marigold,god tussi
    great ho,heroes,yuvraj,london
    dreams,veer etc ….south copy paste
    master salman khan’s career going
    to end with his telugu movie copy
    paste j

  • its all about star power..srsly akshay does not hav star power at all..people are bored with him..he hs become torture nd overdose for many..akshay to regain supetstar title has to give highest grosser of year,which is nt possible in this life i guess…
    nw plz indicine dnt block my comment there is nthing offensive…thank you

  • @ VEK, lol, I am not the decider, cuz most of them have already decided and started the usual fanwar.

    This news is bad for industry, but also cements one thing, that there is a limit for something and also, people have their own preference of heroes in particular roles etc.,

    However, nothing can be said in this industry, and may be Ramleela, R Rajkumar and Bullet Raja will prove to be better.

    All said and done the industry’s hope now hangs on K3 and D3 to do exceptional business, if not break records, but atleast 150+ cr.

    K3 in special, because it is an out-n-out super-hero movie, unlike the first two parts, and if it works, it will start a new trend in bollywood, while if it does average, producers won’t take much risk in such scripts.

    Fingers crossed.

  • lol…akki fans all the time abused,mocked other actors…now they shud laugh at themselves ….akki was never a superstar…overrated actor

  • Ha Ha……People think if Boss did’nt work that means Jai Ho will also not work……

    Let me tell u one thing salman is the creator of Masala Movies…….it is only he who khows how these movies work………

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