Kites Box office prediction

Always tough to make these box office predictions, as there are several factors that decides the fate of films. Kites was even tougher to predict, due to these reasons

  • Will the single screen audience go watch Kites?
  • For some reason, many believe Kites is an adult film, which it isn’t. Kites is rated UA by the censor board. Will the family audience come out in numbers? Only time will tell.
  • The reviews have been good, but the audience verdict will only be clear late Thursday or early Friday.

Anyway, here’s our box office prediction for Kites. Do tell us what you think.

Universal AcclaimGoodMixedBad
First Weekend40 - 42 crores37 - 40 crores33 - 35 crores28 - 30 crores
Week 165 - 70 crores60 - 65 crores52 - 55 crores40 - 43 crores
Week 235 - 40 crores30 - 32 crores20 - 22 crores10 - 12 crores
Lifetime140 crores+115 - 125 crores80 - 85 crores< 65 crores

Some points to be noted

  • Reason we think Kites cannot beat the Week 1 total of 3 Idiots even if its ‘Universally acclaimed’ is because the film isn’t releasing during a Holiday weekend like Diwali or Christmas.
  • Weekend collections include paid previews.
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  • @Indicine: sorry off topic query or complaint whatever u think it is
    May i knw why do u took BOI’s figure for Housefull when you Tok Fox’s Figure for MNIK, take Eros’s figures for Housefull. Or you are the part of same group of media who just want to show that SRK is bigger than any one and evry movie of his bigger than anyone else’s . y
    YOU SHD STOP BEING PARTIAL TO AKKI MOVIS and use the same criteria for all the movies . Maybe , the gys who left the site were right in saying that u indeed are partial and take criteria as per your choice to show SRK as Bigger star . Iam ashamed to see u posting BOI figures for HOusefull when u took Fox’s figure for MNIK

  • YOu r absolutely rite.. thats why the no. of comments have fallen dwn like MNIK collections after its first weekend… Its perfect NOSE DIVING… Even whn the war of words was going btw ANUPAM THE GREAT AND OTHERS ( DIRTY LANGUAGE ) Indicine did not interfere cos it was benefited wit the increase in nos of comments like never before.. Now it is paying for it… Indicine is partial for SRK fans…

  • INDICINE IS A HARDCORE SRK FAN… THOUGH IT MAY TRY TO SHOW THAT IT IS EQUAL TO EVERYONE BUT ITS SRKISM IS EASILY NOTICIABLE..

  • @INDICINE : y r u not taking Eros’s figure . take them and show u r neutral . y didf u took fox’s figure for MNIk

    • Manish, we have decided to go with BOI numbers because they seem to be much more reliable. Official figures are manipulated and released only for the first week and max second.. We are gonna use BOI numbers for MNIK too.. :)

  • Housefull was anytime a bigger Hit than MNIK…..indicine learn before every one leaves..Akshay and Salman are the No1 and No 2 of bolliwood who runs the industry…People Like SRK only has one film in hand RA1…that will be a bigger flop and than he will have to pack his bags….Than wot u and ur site will do…..?
    Housefull is a Superhit indeed…

  • @ neeraj
    srk bigger than you thing to arrang his bag and go he is born to be the worlds best actor all time so please mind your words because they make you look stupid mnisk is al t blocbusteroutside india and a super hit in india

  • indicine are not bias they say what right its you haters who day dreamt of making MNIK a flop but srk as usual supendified you keep dreaming because alldreams have been nightmares with srk

  • megha how do still think mnik a flop here in north africa europe middle east every were peopkle talk about and they still watch it us

  • to
    ever
    antisrk
    Shahrukh Khan (Urdu: ??? ??? ???, Hindi: ??????? ????; born 2 November 1965), sometimes credited as Shah Rukh Khan, is an Indian actor and a prominent Bollywood figure, as well as a film producer and television host. Khan began his career appearing in several television serials in the late 1980s. He made his film debut in Deewana (1992). Since then, he has been part of numerous commercially successful films and has earned critical acclaim for many of his performances. Khan has won thirteen Filmfare Awards for his work in Indian films, seven of which are in the Best Actor category.

    Khan’s films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chak De India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) remain some of Bollywood’s biggest hits, while films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010) have been top-grossing Indian productions in the overseas markets, making him one of the most successful actors of India.[2] Since 2000, Khan branched out into film production and television presenting as well. He is the founder/owner of two production companies, Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment. Khan is today considered to be the world’s most successful movie star,[3] with a fan following numbering in the billions[4] and a net worth estimated at over Rs 2500 crore (US$ 540 million).[5] In 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.[3]
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  • Filmfare Awards

    Awards Won

    * 1993 – Filmfare Best Debut Award for Deewana
    * 1994 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Baazigar
    * 1994 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
    * 1995 – Filmfare Best Villain Award for Anjaam
    * 1996 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
    * 1998 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dil To Pagal Hai
    * 1999 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    * 2001 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Mohabbatein
    * 2003 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Devdas
    * 2005 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Swades
    * 2008 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Chak De India

    Special Awards

    * 2002 – Filmfare Special Award Swiss Consulate Trophy
    * 2004 – Filmfare Power Award
    * 2005 – Filmfare Power Award

    Awards Nominated

    * 1993 – Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Chamatkar
    * 1994 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
    * 1994 – Filmfare Best Villain Award for Darr
    * 1998 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Yes Boss
    * 1999 – Filmfare Best Villain Award for Duplicate
    * 2000 – Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Baadshah
    * 2001 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mohabbatein
    * 2002 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
    * 2004 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Kal Ho Naa Ho
    * 2005 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Main Hoon Na
    * 2005 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Veer Zaara
    * 2007 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
    * 2007 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Don – The Chase Begins Again
    * 2008 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Om Shanti Om
    * 2009 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

    [edit] Star Screen Awards

    Winner

    * 1996: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
    * 2002: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 (along with Kajol) for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
    * 2003: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Devdas (along with Ajay Devgan) for Company
    * 2003: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 (along with Aishwarya Rai) for Devdas
    * 2005: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Veer-Zaara
    * 2005: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 (along with Preity Zinta) for Veer-Zaara
    * 2007: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 (along with Rani Mukerji) for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
    * 2008: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Chak De India
    * 2008: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 (along with Deepika Padukone) for Om Shanti Om
    * 2010: Star Screen Award Best Jodi of Decade (along with Kajol)

    Nominated

    * 1998: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Dil To Pagal Hai
    * 1999: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    * 2001: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Mohabbatein
    * 2002: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
    * 2004: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Chalte Chalte
    * 2006: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Paheli
    * 2007: Star Screen Award Best Villain for Don – The Chase Begins Again
    * 2009: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

    [edit] International Indian Film Academy Awards

    Winner

    * 2003: IIFA Best Actor Award for Devdas
    * 2005: IIFA Best Actor Award for Veer-Zaara
    * 2008: IIFA Best Actor Award for Chak De India
    * 2009: IIFA Star of the Decade – Male

    Nominated

    * 2001: IIFA Best Actor Award for Mohabbatein
    * 2002: IIFA Best Actor Award for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
    * 2006: IIFA Best Actor Award for Paheli
    * 2007: IIFA Best Actor Award for Don – The Chase Begins Again
    * 2009: IIFA Best Actor Award for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

    [edit] Zee Cine Awards

    Winner

    * 1998: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Dil To Pagal Hai
    * 1999: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    * 2003: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Devdas
    * 2004: Zee Cine Award Superstar of the Year- Male for Kal Ho Naa Ho
    * 2005: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Veer-Zaara
    * 2007: Fun Cinema Entertainer of the year for Don – The Chase Begins Again
    * 2008 : Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Chak De! India
    * 2008: Zee Cine Award Icon Award

    Nominated

    * 2005: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Main Hoon Na
    * 2005: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Swades
    * 2006: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Paheli
    * 2007: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
    * 2007: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Don – The Chase Begins Again
    * 2008: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Om Shanti Om

    [edit] Bollywood Movie Awards

    Winner

    * 1999: Bollywood Movie Award – Most Sensational Actor for Dil Se
    * 1999: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actor for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    * 2003: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actor for Devdas
    * 2005: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Actor for Veer-Zaara

    [edit] Global Indian Film Awards

    Winner

    * 2004: GIFA Best Actor Award for Veer-Zaara
    * 2004: GIFA Most Searched Male Actor on Internet

    Nominated

    * 2006: GIFA Best Actor Award for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

    [edit] Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards

    Winner

    * 2008: Apsara Best Actor Award for Chak De India
    * 2010: Apsara Best Actor Award for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

    Nominated

    * 2005: Apsara Best Actor Award for Swades

    [edit] Asian Film Awards

    Nominated

    2007: Best Actor for Don – The Chase Begins Again
    [edit] Other awards

    * 2004 British Asian Guild Award for Best Actor of the Decade[3]
    * 2004 11th Lions Gold Award for Excellence in his Field[4]
    * 2007 V Shantaram Award for Best Actor for Chak De India
    * SRK awarded “My Amazing Actor” Award by Pogo channel
    * Ten Rupa Cinegoers Awards
    * Six Sansui Viewers Choice Movie Awards
    * Two AFJA Awards
    * One Aashirwad Award
    * One Disney Kids Channel Award
    * One MTV Immies Indian Music Excellence Awards
    * MTV Youth Icon of the Year for 2005
    * One Sports World Film Award
    * One Sahara One Sangeet Award – Best Actor Singer “Apun Bola” Josh – 2005[5]
    * Star’s Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards:[6]
    o 2004: Sabsey Favourite actor
    o 2005: Sabsey Favourite actor
    o 2006: Sabsey Favourite actor
    o 2007: Sabsey Favourite actor
    o 2008: Sabsey Favourite actor
    * 2007: HT Café Film Awards Best Actor Award for Chak De India.[7]
    * 2007 CNBC-TV18’s Entertainment Business Leader Award[8]
    * Sexiest Man in Asia (Jade Magazine, October 2001)
    * Sexiest Asian Man (Eastern Eye, October 2007)
    * 2008 IDEA ITA Best Anchor/Show Host
    * 2008 Annual Central European Bollywood Award for Chak De India (Best Actor) [9]
    * The Nokia 14th Annual Star Screen Awards: the Best Actor Award for his performance in chak de india
    * 2009 Apsara award Best Actor in a Leading Role RNBDJ.

    , Shah Rukh Khan Awarded Global Entertainment And Media Personality At FICCI Frames 2010
    [edit] National honours

    * 2002 – Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in the Field of Entertainment
    * 2005 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India
    * 2009 – Among the 10 recipients of the IIFA-FICCI Frames Awards for the “Most Powerful Entertainer of the Decade”[10]
    * 2010- Global Entertainment and Media personality Award at FICCI Frames 2010 Excellence awards.

    [edit] International recognitions

    * In 2004 Time magazine in their third annual special on Asia’s heroes selected him along with 19 other Asian’s as the 20 Asian Heroes under the age of 40.[11]
    * 2004 British Asian Guild Award for Best Actor of the Decade
    * In 2005 he appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of the National Geographic magazine dated February 2005. This was a rare honour extended by National Geographic since unlike many other magazines celebrities are not their natural choice for a cover image[12]
    * Khan has been accorded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) award by the French government for his “exceptional career” in 2007.[13]
    * He was declared the Sexiest Man in Asia by Jade Magazine, October 2001
    * In 2003, a rare species of orchid, was named after him, Ascocenda Shahrukh Khan, in Singapore.[14]
    * He was declared Sexiest Asian Man by Eastern Eye, October 2007
    * In October 2008, he had been conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka which carries the honorific Datuk by the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, the head of state of Malacca in Malaysia, for “promoting tourism in Malacca” by filming One Two Ka Four there in 2001.
    * His life-like wax statue was installed in London’s Madame Tussauds Wax museum in 2007.
    * Khan’s life-size wax statue was displayed in Grévin museum in Paris in 2007 along with only one other Indian who got this honour, Gandhi.
    * In 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world where he is currently ranked 41.[15]
    * In 2009, the 66th Golden Globe Awards functionists entitled him to present the motion picture Slumdog Millionaire. This is the first time for an Indian actor they have invited.
    * In 2009, Britain’s University of Bedfordshire rewarded him with an honorary doctorate in arts and culture.[16]
    * in 2009, he was conferred with a “Black Belt” honor from the South Korean government in taekwondo[17]
    * In 2009, he was declared amongst the 500 most influential Muslims around by Georgetown University, USA.[18]
    * A life-like Wax at Madame Tussauds Wax museum at Los Angelos in 2010.
    * A life-like Wax at Madame Tussauds Wax museum at Hong Kong in 2010.
    * In 2010 Time magazine ranked him as the 12th most influential personality in the world of the year.

    [edit] Notes

    1. ^ “The Global Elite – 41: Shahrukh Khan”. Newsweek. 20 December 2008. http://www.newsweek.com/id/176325. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
    2. ^ “London calling Dr Shah Rukh!”. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/London-calling-Dr-Shah-Rukh/articleshow/4711866.cms.
    3. ^ http://www.expressindia.com/news/fullstory.php?newsid=21634
    4. ^ http://movies.indiainfo.com/newsbytes/srk-rani-290305.html
    5. ^ “SRK Awards Corner”. http://www.vluvshahrukh.com/info/awards.htm.
    6. ^
    * [1]
    * [2]
    * [3]
    * [4]
    * [5]
    7. ^ “Starry debut for HT Café Film Awards- Hindustan Times”. http://www.hindustantimes.com/storypage/storypage.aspx?id=3ec4bea1-6953-4a89-975f-ed8f21647f52&&Headline=Starry+debut+for+HT+Caf%c3%a9+Film+Awards.
    8. ^ http://www.indiantelevision.com/release/y2k7/dec/decrel31.php
    9. ^ OSO sweeps Central European Awards
    10. ^ IANS (February 18, 2009). “Big B, SRK bag most powerful entertainer awards at FICCI-Frames”. The Economic Times. The Times of India. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET-Cetera/Big-B-SRK-most-powerful-entertainers/articleshow/4149490.cms. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
    11. ^ “20 under 40 – The Bold and the Young”. Time Magazine. 2004-10-11. http://www.time.com/time/asia/2004/heroes/hopener.html. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
    12. ^ “Shah Rukh, Preity in National Geographic feature”. The Hindu. 2005-02-09. http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200502091730.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
    13. ^ “timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/Dr_Bachchan_Why_not/articleshow/3792745.cms”. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/Dr_Bachchan_Why_not/articleshow/3792745.cms.
    14. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/2003/12/01/2420/index.html
    15. ^ “The Global Elite – 41: Shahrukh Khan”. Newsweek. 20 December 2008. http://www.newsweek.com/id/176325. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
    16. ^ “Honorary doctorate for Shah Rukh Khan”. http://www.duniyalive.com/?p=40152.
    17. ^ “SRK ‘Black Belt’ Khan”. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/SRK-Black-Belt-Khan/articleshow/5126503.cms.
    18. ^ “SRK among 500 most influential Muslims in the world

  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Hindi: ??????? ????????? ?? ??????; English: The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), also known as DDLJ, is an Indian film. It premiered on 19 October 1995 and was released nationwide on 20 October 1995. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was directed by Aditya Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Amrish Puri.

    Earning over Rs 580 million in India and Rs 175 million overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year,[1] as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time.[2] The movie remains the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema. In February 2010, the film set a record by completing 750 weeks of continuous play in Mumbai theatres.[3] On 20 October 2009 the movie completed 15 years of non-stop running.[4] The film was included in the Cinema India showcase, “The Changing Face of Indian Cinema”, which toured the United States in July and August 2004.[5] Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the 25 Must See Bollywood Films.[6] It was also listed among the only two Hindi films in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list.

  • where are your thought to be hereoes salmanand hrithik akki amir etc
    no one will reach srk neveeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrperiodr

  • Bhai y r u loosing Temper…
    ha ha ha past is past…chalo il agree SRgay is a superstar…U just name 5 of his upcoming movie…ha ha ha…I know u know only one name RA 1…ha ha ha…last movie of Queen Khan…and this wikipedia…now go and search on housefull its clearly written on wikipedia…Housefull passed MNIK’s record….ha ha ha…Live in Today…SRK is OVER

  • SRK tha…par ab nai hai….Vo Kal tha…now he is over just in the catagory of Sunny DEOL and Sanju Baba

  • SRK tha…ab nai hai…He is History like Rajesh Khanna..

    Today is
    Akshay
    Aamir
    Ranvir
    Shahid…

    SRK
    Sunny Deol
    Sanjay Dutt
    Rajesh Khanna are over now…ha ha ha….Yosuuuuf bhai ko jai ho..

    but still SRK dont have any movie but he has some loyal fans like indicne n yusuuuf

  • SRk Gay khallas no movie only one Sci – fi which never worked in Bollywood till today nor will be.

    MNIK is just average movie in Inida not even Hit
    it has to be collected 40cr Distribution Share but unfortunately it was 37cr DS, so no Hit only Average

    Some fans of SRGay like Taran, Indicine etc declared as Hit

    SRgay in Ra 1 says
    Udibaba comes to rescue………………………

    Yussef live is present and think about future, past is past finished.

    Nowadays bollywood is from
    Salman
    Akshay
    Aamir
    Ranbir

    yussef lol grow up
    SRK is Gay

  • Top Male Stars of the Decade (ranked by average net per film)

    ACTORS No. Of Avg/film
    FILMS In Crores
    1 Aamir Khan 9 56.3
    2 Hrithik Roshan 15 31.5
    3 Shahrukh Khan 22 29.3
    4 Akshay Kumar 41 21.7
    5 Abhishek Bachchan 32 21.3
    6 Saif Ali Khan 22 20.3
    7 Shahid Kapoor 14 18.4
    8 Amitabh Bachchan 38 17.9
    9 Salman Khan 30 15.7
    10 John Abraham 21 14.3
    11 Sanjay Dutt 40 13.6
    12 Akshaye Khanna 15 13.5
    13 Ajay Devgan 37 12.9
    14 Vivek Oberoi 17 12.6
    15 Sunny Deol 22 10.4

  • In summary, the defining theme of 2000s at the box office was that it had no defining themes. Over the course of 10 years there were some transformations and some things remained constant. The decade started being ruled by apparent versions of ‘Pyaar’, ‘Mohabbatein’, and otherwise 4 word+ film titles denoting the same, and shot largely overseas as Kaho Na Pyaar Hai was 2000’s biggest blockbuster. The decade ended with convention-defying irreverent ‘ 3Idiots’ of Indian engineering colleges ruling the charts.

    Collectionwise primary change from 2000 to 2009 was that by 2009 multiplexes were firmly entrenched in calling the shots which defined box office top slots. In even the famous producers/distributors vs multiplexes showdown of 2009, it was the multiplexes which prevailed, showing their extraordinary pull in generating the Rs. 300/ticket crowds.

    Atleast 4 times India’s box office collection records were broken this decade, compared to just 1 time during the 1990s (HAHK) and none during the 1980s. Gadar in 2001 broke HAHK, In 2006 Gadar’s record was broken. In 2008, 2006’s topper was beaten. And in 2009, 2008’s record grosser was surpassed. In comparision, the 1970s top grosser Sholay held the record for 19 years.

    There was no clear cut superstar of the decade either. Though at some awards, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai were given stars of the decade awards of some sort, Shahrukh Khan had neither the biggest hit of the decade nor the biggest initial draw. On a per film average basis, Aamir Khan emerged the top star of the 2000s box office led by a megamoneyspinner 3 Idiots at the very end. However he did only 9 films the entire 10 years. In terms of total business generated, it was Akshay Kumar whose 41 films did almost Rs. 900 crores in net business across the decade for the top slot. So either Akshay Kumar or Aamir Khan can be termed ‘Star of the Decade’. For those interested in the 1990s, it was tossup between Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan with the former’s HAHK being a bigger hit than the latter’s DDLJ. For the 1970s and 1980s, Amitabh Bachchan was the undisputed #1. Amitabh Bachchan starrers recorded the highest box office figures for both openings and grossers in both those decades. In fact Amitabh maintained a top 10 box office rank during this decade also, featuring in most number of Bombay recordbreaking openers including Bunty&Babli, Kaante and Sarkar I. But the top 5 stars of the 2000s decade on a per film collection basis were in order: Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan. Hrithik Roshan may have been a viable contender for decade’s top slot at one point but he ran out of steam and pace slacked off. He was last seen in supporting role in 2009 flop Luck by Chance. The biggest dropoff from the 1990s was registered by Sunny Deol and Govinda, both in their 50s now, though in the case of the former, there was a massive blockbuster in Gadar and moderate one in the The Hero in the first half of the decade.

    For actresses, it was Katrina Kaif, actress of films like Welcome, Sarkar, Race and Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani, who was the star of the decade in terms of average collections of films the actress featured in, whereas going by totals it was Kareena Kapoor (boosted greatly by the 180+ crore net business of 3 Idiots in which she had an insignificant role). There were hardly any heroine led hits however, barring a few exceptions like Preity Zinta’s Kya Kehna (2000), Tabu’s Chandni Bar (2001), Bipasha Basu’s Corporate (2006), Priyanka Chopra’s Fashion (2008), all relative low grossers compared to the conventional hero led hits or even heroine led hits of the past decades (Hema Malini’s Seeta aur Geeta in the 1970s, Sridevi’s Nagina in the 1980s). The biggest heroine centric hit of the decade was probably Rani Mukherji’s Black. And Rani Mukherji came closest to that conventional Hema Malini/Sridevi #1 stature that year by giving a commercial blockbuster after a critically acclaimed box office hit Black in Bunty & Babli the same year (2005). However that run was shortlived, and Rani Mukherji had been fading away much the latter part of the decade. On the other hand, her contemporary Aishwarya Rai was fading in the middle part of the decade but recovered with an appearance in Bunty&Babli, and subsequently seen in some successful films through the latter part of the decade. A superstar of the 1990s, Madhuri Dixit appeared in a select selection of films through 2000-2007, most of which including Aaja Nachle did not work. Given much of the credit for 1990s biggest hit HAHK, Madhuri Dixit’s 2000s decade rank ended up tallying between #11-#16. The female star ranked a few slots ahead of Madhuri Dixit in all time box office charts, Hema Malini, had a box office hit this decade also. Hema Malini starrer Baghban was in fact a silver jubilee superhit in 2003. Her successor Sridevi did not have any major releases during the 2000s except for a non-descript Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin in 2004.

    And as part of this IBOS exclusive, it was also to be investigated how the directors of the industry performed at the box office over these last 10 years. It turned out even here, there was a tossup. For example, Priyadarshan emerges the top director of the decade in having his films having generated total business of a huge Rs. 310 crores net. However it took him 14 films to reach that mark, thus Priyadarshan directed fares averaged a more normal Rs. 22 crores net per film. Rajkumar Hirani only attempted 3 films across the entire decade but each of them were superhits or blockbusters, totalling 221 crores off 3 films for a spectacular average of Rs. 73 crores per film. So the ‘Director of the Decade’ was either Rajkumar Hirani or Priyadarshan, just as the actor Star of the Decade was essentially between Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar, depending on the ranking criteria invoked.

    Some other notable directors of the decade included Anees Bazmee, Rakesh Roshan, Ram Gopal Varma, and Vikram Bhatt.

  • no neeraj first mind your lge you ARE yourself is a gay thats why you call people who are superior to you so so
    mind your language
    fanny and keep dreaming of your stupid actor akki supermaster of flop i can name srk forthcoming movies for you
    ferrari ki safari
    don 2
    XTREME CITY WITH LEONARDO DICAPRIO
    THE CHABNCELLOR MANUSCRIPT WITH DITTO LEO DI CAPRIO
    AND MANY MORE
    YOU SHOULD Live in Today URSELF LOSER

  • I HAVE NEVER SEEN STUPID LIKE YOU IF SRK IS OVER AND LIKE SUNNY DEOL THEN WHY AMERICAN DIRECTORS ARE CHASING HIM SRK IS WAS WILL BE THE RULER OF INDI CINEMA AND MY NAME IS THE BEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE

  • GROW UP I THINK THAT YOUINDIAN DONT KNOW THIS PERSON VALUE WE IN THE ARAB WORLD PRAY TO GOD DAY AND NIGHT TO GIVE US AN ACTOR LIKE HIM AND YOU ARE UNDERESTIMATING HIM
    GROW UP WHEN YOU LOSE HIM YOU WILL KNOW HIS TRUE VALUE

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