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!

 HimmatwalaBesharam
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
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  • SRK tried tapori role in ram jaane, josh both utter flop worst performances by srk… Aamir was excellent Rangeela, Ghulam and Salman was good in Judwaa, but failed in Hello Brother.. Akki did well Rowdy Rathore.. SRK is only good at dancing around trees.

  • hehe many are saying that besharam opened due to wide release but do u know why it got that much screen similar to ce bcoz of ranbirs huge success only it was poor screenplay that let it down.

  • As a rk fan i am waiting for krish to release. but true srk fans are very insecure and they sit on net all time disliking and hating each and every person in bollywood. its like even if some stars movie is hit they would go and put negative comments and votes in that stars next movie fearing they would beat srk lol. like right now they are doing it in krish trailor and also dhoom trailor. they did same against akhsay and ranbir. all the negativity on twitter was spread by srk fans. they were constanly typing besharam is worse movie all over net without even watching.lol. i myself watched it though was scared at first but found that content wise besharam was better than ce lol. and for fact if we leave chennai express whats the second biggest hit of srk lol :P even grand mast race ahead of raone the solo diwali big budhet pataka. lol an advice for srk fans. don’t be slaves of somebody who won’t even meat you ever :P better enjoy movies and don’t get your heads messed up with negativity and fears of every single star in bollywood.

  • my predictions for upcoming movies so that srk fans have some less worry and tension. they are even scared that war chor na yaar might make more than ce lol. so here it is :-

    1. boss most likely -120-130 can go more than 150 but since krish is releasing in third weak. people would go less in second weak of boss.

    2. krish 3:- 200 crore surely 80% chance of it surpassing ce :P lol ok now don’t die srk fans. world won’t be over. ofcouse you can hire a good tantric to stop it form crossing ce lol

    3. Ramleela:- 100+ if krish 3 peforms badly. other wise 60-70 crore.

    4. singh saheb the great :- 40 crore.

    5. gori tere pyar main :- 40-45 crore

    6. bullet raja :- 50 crore

    7. rambo rajkumar:- 70+ if bullet raja flops it would make 90+

    8. dhoom 3 :- now this one is tricky . has nice open run of three weeks plus holiday season. if rambo rajkumar flops . and krish 3 fails to surpass ce than it would make 270+ for sure. othwise looks 230+

    so basically one of krish 3 and dhoom 3 would surely by pass Chennai Express. dhoom 3 has 3 open weeks plus there is no release before dhoom 3 for 2 weeks. :) so thats it for predictoni right now .

  • additional predicition for salman fans. jai ho won’t cross ce but it would be perform very well at box office. kick would surely do 200 crore since i have seen the original movie and thats one of my most fav south indian movies :) one of collest movies i have seen. plus it would have additional scenes and modifications by chetan bhagat. so its a sure shot blockbuster. 200 crore surely since its an eid release. rest depends on luck

  • besharam heads for a 61cr lifetime going by its trend, while overseas may reach $4.8m
    movie seems to be chasing rockstar worldwide collection.
    grand masti joins 100 cr club.

  • Aamir fans against SRK fans
    Salman fans against SRK fans
    Akshay fans against SRK fans
    Ajay fans against SRK fans
    Hritik fans against SRK fans
    Ranbir fans also against SRK fans (TRUTH)
    1 thing is common i.e,SRK and SRKIANS………….evreyone wants to compare with SRK ……everyone knows that SRK is the top star and he is NO.1
    afterall SRK IS THE KING OF BOLLYWOOD

  • every one knowns salman fan following is more than srk aur any other people loves salman
    bussiness is not matter for fans

  • The fact of the matter is Aamir, Salman, Akshay, Ranbir and H.R fans are all against SRK. That says a lot about how huge Shahrukh Khan is. Despite having 6 stars against him and constant abuse from their petty fans he churns out hits and blockbusters one after another.

  • @jhsk JOSH was a hit film you dumbo…..Josh was much bigger hit than Ghulam…if you are saying Josh was a flop,then Ghulam was disaster

  • Aamir fans against SRK fans
    Salman fans against SRK fans
    Akshay fans against SRK fans
    Ajay fans against SRK fans
    Hritik fans against SRK fans
    Ranbir fans also against SRK fans (TRUTH)
    1 thing is common i.e,SRK and SRKIANS………….evreyone wants to compare with SRK ……everyone knows that SRK is the top star and he is NO.1
    afterall SRK IS THE KING OF BOLLYWOOD

  • Every one is against SRK and SRKIANS but they cannot compete with SRKIANS
    @ravi ,it doesnot not matters whether D3 or K3 breaks CE records,We were wanting CE to be big for only those who were saying SRK time is over…otherwise we SRKIANS always love srk with heart and not by collections

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