Hrithik Roshan Box Office Analysis: Hits, Flops, Blockbusters

Hrithik Roshan made his debut in Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai more than 14 years ago in the year 2000. He took the industry and the nation by storm in what will be remembered as the biggest debut for an actor in the history of Indian Cinema. He followed it up with Fiza and Mission Kashmir, the latter released alongside a big film like Mohabbatein and managed to beat it on its opening day.

It was all downhill since then, but the superstar made a strong comeback with Koi Mil Gaya in 2003. Since then, he hasn’t looked back.

The fact that Rakesh Roshan has given Hrithik three of the biggest hits of his career, has resulted in a section of the media (including fans on social media) labelling him as an actor who clicks only in films directed by his father. But with just 18 films in his 14 year old career, Hrithik has a fantastic record even in films that have not been directed by his father.

Hrithik in Koi Mil Gaya

Hrithik Roshan in Koi Mil Gaya

Out of the 14 films that were not directed or produced by Rakesh Roshan, 5 were hit or better and 2 were average grossers. Since 2003 after the release of Koi Mil Gaya, out of 7 non-Filmkraft films, 4 films have achieved hit (or better) status.

As his fans and the general public await the release of his 20th film Bang Bang, we analyse the career of the actor:

MovieRelease DateCollections (in crore)Verdict
Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai14 Jan 200044.79Blockbuster
Fiza8 Sep 200014.58Average
Mission Kashmir27 Oct 200023.14Average
Yaadein27 Jul 200114.45Flop
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham14 Dec 200147Blockbuster
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage19 Apr 20029.45Flop
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum10 May 20028.05Flop
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!9 Aug 200212.9Flop
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon27 Jun 200317.3Flop
Koi Mil Gaya8 Aug 200348.1Super Hit
Lakshya18 Jun 200423.5Below Average
Krrish23 Jun 200672.5Blockbuster
Dhoom 224 Nov 200682.3Blockbuster
Jodhaa Akbar15 Feb 200862.8Hit
Kites20 May 201048.30Flop
Guzaarish19 Nov 201032Flop
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara15 Jul 201193Super Hit
Agneepath26 Jan 2012122Super Hit
Krrish 31 Nov 2013244All Time Blockbuster
Bang Bang2 Oct 2014181Hit
Mohenjo Daro12 Aug 201660Disaster
21 movies17 years1261.16 croreAverage: 60 cr per film
  • Disasters – 0
  • Flop – 7
  • Below Average – 1
  • Average – 2
  • Above Average – 0
  • Semi Hit – 0
  • Hits – 1
  • Super Hit – 3
  • Blockbusters – 4
  • All Time Blockbusters – 1
  • Success Ratio (Above average or better) – 47% (will be 50% if Bang Bang does above average or better business)

A few interesting points

  • Since 2003, Hrithik’s success ratio is the third best after Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan.
  • Most of his films that are mass-friendly go on to be huge blockbusters. Out of his 9 films that have worked, 3 were super hits, 4 blockbusters and one all time blockbuster. A historical film like Jodhaa Akbar is his only ‘hit’.
  • Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya and Dhoom 2 were the highest grossers in 2000, 2003 and 2006 respectively. Since 2000, he shares the second-best record for the year’s highest grosser with Aamir Khan (Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3) and Shahrukh Khan (Devdas, Veer Zaara, Om Shanti Om). Only Salman Khan has a better record – No Entry (extended special appearance), Dabangg, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger were all highest grossers of the year.
  • The combined force of Hrithik, Salman, SRK and Aamir have the year’s highest grosser for every year since 2000, with 2001 being the only exception when Gadar – Ek Prem Katha released in theatres. Only Hrithik has been able to compete with the Khans and match them at the domestic box office.

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