Besharam vs Himmatwala: Box Office Comparison

Apart from Zanjeer which had a relatively smaller star-cast, the two biggest disasters of the year are Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala and Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam. The former released just before the IPL on 3100 screens, while the latter was a holiday-release and was given the second widest release ever (3550 screens) for a Hindi film in India.

Himmatwala vs Besharam

Himmatwala vs Besharam

Pre-release expectations for both films were huge – Sajid Khan with the success of Heyy Babyy and the Housefull series behind him, had promised the entire cast, crew and the production house (UTV) their biggest blockbuster ever (instead ended up giving them their biggest disaster). On the other hand, Ranbir’s popularity with the youth of India was at an all-time high with Barfi and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani exceeding all expectations at the box office. Abhinav Kashyap too was the director of 2010’s most entertaining film Dabangg.

Ironically, the trailers and song promos of both films weren’t received well. On release, both started well and eventually crashed due to extremely negatively word-of-mouth publicity.

However, a comparison throws in a few surprises. Even though both film were rejected by the audience, Himmatwala sustained better and was clearly ahead of Besharam on most days expect the first day. Have a look!

Day 111.18 crore19.73 crore
Day 27.05 crore6.65 crore
Day 38.6 crore (Sunday)5.6 crore
Day 43.9 crore5.8 crore
Day 53.3 crore7.2 crore (Sunday)
Day 62.6 crore2.4 crore
Day 71.8 crore2 crore (expected)
Total38.43 crore49.38 crore


  • Also compare Salman’s Veer collections with Himmatwala.
    Salman’s time is over now. His upcoming Kick and Flop Ho! will be huge disasters.
    Salman doesnt have acting skills and consistency like our King.
    King rules forever and ever!

  • Wawoo So Ranbir Lost from Ajay as well. Gr8

    People were ready to compare with CE lolzzzz

    Dreams r Dreams after all

  • Many similarities between the two.

    After SOS trade was thinking Himmatwala is Bigger than SOS.

    After YJHD trade was thinking more then 3-idiots & CE. Lolzzz

    Both films have tacky Female Debutants.

    Both Films were looking out dated.

    Both films have poor songs.

    Both films were led by over-confident Actors

    Result – Disastars

  • really what a joke. The so called authentic boxoffice crap partial site “boxoffice India ” had predicted it to surpass 3 idiots 202CRORES.
    that shows the authenticity of that site.

  • plz plz Indicine compare with my veer collections as well. plz. I ll be honoured. ll gift u one being human shirt. plz

  • @Noam BoxofficeIndia site is just wfor name sake…no one cares or believes in that site anyway…..i want that site to be officialy removed

  • Besharam got 20 cr opening due holiday and widest release. Not because of RK otherwise Besharam opening would have been lower than grand masti

  • @indicine besharam and marigold are similar.. Only difference is that what besharam earned in crores ,marygold earned it in lakhs…

  • @dxt namm

    you spend your entire day on here trying to convince people that your god rocks…

    if it takes you that long to convince people, then it’s obviously not true

  • I am sure both actors will give huge blockbusters next year. Ajay’s Singham 2 would be ajay’s biggest hit .Ranbir’s Jagga Jasoos with katrina and anurag basu will also be a blockbuster coz ranbir’s last movies with katrina and anurag was superhit and this one will be bigger.also bombay velvet releases on christmas which should help the movie to be a hit.

  • Atleast, Himmatwala had some interesting moments such as the tiger scenes and Paresh Rawal comedy…. the herione was beautifull too. But, Besharam is a total garbage. Ranbir, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor try hard to make us laugh but those corny jokes fall flat on its face. My friend was litterily crying after watching Besharam because he felt he should instead spent 250 Rs on Chicken Biryani instead of this ridiculos film. He said atleast, Chennai Express had some funny moments such as when SRK gets lost in a jungle and meets a small man and when Deepika kicks his butt. I convinced him that on 16th October you will get a wonderful gift because the king of comedy Akshay the Boss is arriving at the theaters all over India.

  • Insecure morons barking about Salman when he has proved his starpower irrespective of who directs him. I hope they also remember Mayaa Memsaab, Guddu, Zaamana Deewana, Oh! Darling Yeh Hai India n Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke. n now dont say srk double did these movies n not him.

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