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

  • Lol . .besharam vs himmatwala box office comparision?
    I haven’t seen the former. but the latter is crappiest ever.

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

  • Lol…. I got a bad hedache while watching Himmatwala… Dunno wat will happen if i watch Besharam

  • @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.

  • @ LOL, bahut uchhal mat, varna indicine, the biggest disaster of the decade Ra.1 ka hi comparison kareingey. 175cr ki phataka kaise phuss ho gayi.

    Abhinav bachha sudhar jaon, aur Ranbir bitwa, kauno phikar nahin, hit or flop izz a part of stardom.

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

  • i find it hilarious that people still forget the biggest disaster of all time…

    which had expectations to destroy every single record on earth…

    the lead actor’s chamche were even predicting that it’ll break avatar’s record LOOOOOL

    any guesses?


    as usual, indicine not approving anti-srgay comments

  • salman haters go to hell,,it does not matter to salman ,,,he has billions of fan there ,,so just chill and support your fav star instead of criticize other stars …

  • The topic is no way related to the ultimate megastar salman but the very first comment is about him! this shows how envious are the SRK chamchas on salman’s megastardom & his unparalleled popularity that they cant even sleep for a single day without thinking about him.

  • Comparing besharam with veer or london dreams would be better.
    Even epic blockbuster joker and main aur mrs. Khanna should be in the list :-p :-D

  • @NVS completely agree with you dude, as I have told numerous times salman haters or srk fans are the most insecure fans. I guess they are even more insecure than srk himself. but this article is about ranbir so I will say something about him. ranbir ofcourse a talented actor but this is how life plays tricks with the person that the same year ranbir got the biggest hit of his career, the same year he got biggest disaster as well. all I can say good luck for your future

  • Lifetime Business & Economics Of Highest Grosser Ever CHENNAI EXPRESS:-
    Chennai Express is a 2013 romantic comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, n distributed by UTV Motion Pictures stars Sharukh khan n Deepika Paducone in lead roles released in 3500scren in india n 700screen in oversease. The film was released a day earlier in the overseas markets on 8 August 2013 and in India on 9 August 2013. Extensive paid previews were held in India on 8 August 2013 as well.
    Life time Domestic Business:- ₹226.70 crore(US$35 million) Domestic Distributor Share:- ₹126.00 crore(US$19.2 million)
    Overseas Theatrical Business:- ₹124.68 crore(US$19 million)
    Overseas Distributor Share:- ₹059.00 crore(US$9.0 million)
    Life time Worldwide Business:- ₹420 crore(US$64 million)
    Verdict:- All Time Blockbuster.
    Records:- Chennai Express breaks each n every possible single records includes highest paid priview, 1st day, 2nd day, 3rd day collection; highest weekned collection, fastest film to cross 100cr in 3 days; highest 1st week collection; fastest film to cross 200cr in 14 days; is also become the highest grossing bollywood films ever in the history of bollywood beating the previus record of 3idiots, so rejoice time for srkians n wait for more than a year for srk n deepika starer next film Happy New Year derected by Farah khan who earliar made Mai hoo na n Om santi om; is expected to release in diwali 2014.

  • The typical fan reaction:

    Salman fan – can’t stand srk fans

    Aamir Fan – can’t stand Srk/Ranbir fans

    Hrithik fan – can’t stand Ranbir fans

    Ranbir Fan – can’t stand Hrithik fans

    Akshay and Ajay Devgan fan – can’t stand srk fans

    Srk fan – can’t stand Salman, Aamir, Hrithik, Ranbir, Akshay, Ajay, Shahid, Riteish Deshmukh, Dolly Bindra and the rest of the bollywood film stars and extras too.


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