Neerja becomes the all-time 2nd highest grosser of February

Neerja has become the 2nd highest all time grosser for the month of February, surpassing the lifetime business of Shah Rukh Khan’s 2010 film ‘My Name Is Khan’. Yash Raj Films’ Gunday will remain the highest grosser of the month.

January: Airlift became the highest grosser of January, beating the collections of Agneepath and Jai Ho.

  • Airlift (128 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • Agneepath (122 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Jai Ho (112 cr) – Salman Khan

February: Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Re and Fitoor all failed at the box office, but Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja not only went on to become the 2nd highest grosser of the year, but has also become the 2nd highest February grosser of all time.

  • Gunday (78 cr) – Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor
  • Neerja (73 cr) – Sonam Kapoor
  • My Name Is Khan (73 cr) – Shahrukh Khan

March: Jai Gangaajal has failed. All eyes will now be on Kapoor & Sons and Rocky Handsome. The ongoing T20 world cup will affect business in the second half of the month, but with positive reviews, it remains to be seen if Kapoor & Sons can enter the all-time Top 3.

  • Race (63 cr) – Saif Ali Khan
  • Queen (62 cr) – Kangana Ranaut
  • Kahaani (59 cr) – Vidya Balan

April: Shah Rukh Khan is the top contender to take the top spot this month. His first non-festive release since My Name Is Khan, Maneesh Sharma’s Fan, will release on April 15. It’s ‘expected’ to easily top the collections of Housefull 2. The other contenders are Ki & Ka and Baaghi.

  • Housefull 2 (116 cr) – Akshay Kumar and John Abraham
  • 2 States (102 cr) – Arjun Kapoor
  • Aashiqui 2 (81 cr) – Aditya Roy Kapoor

May: Last year, Tanu Weds Manu Returns did the unthinkable by grossing Rs 151 crore at the domestic box office and Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar Is Back took the third spot. This year, the target for films like Mirziya, Azhar biopic and Sarabjit would be Gabbar Is Back. The Top 2 films could prove to be out of reach.

  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (189 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns (151 cr) – Kangana Ranaut
  • Gabbar Is Back (87 cr) – Akshay Kumar

June: ABCD 2 fell short this year, but 2016 has biggies lined up in June. The biggest of them all is Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 3, which releases during the Post-IPL period. The other films are Jagga Jasoos and Udta Punjab.

  • Rowdy Rathore (134 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • Ready (121 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Holiday (113 cr) – Akshay Kumar

July: It will be Shah Rukh Khan vs Salman Khan in July this year – i.e if the clash between Raees and Sultan isn’t averted. The other big release is Varun and John’s Dishoom. Which film will make it to the Top 3? Tell us in the comments!

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (321 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Kick (233 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Baahubali (116 cr) – Prabhas, Rana Daggubati

August: Brothers failed last year, but 2016 marks the return of Hrithik Roshan in Mohenjo Daro, which is set to clash against Akshay’s third release of 2016 – Rustom. We also have Tiger Shroff’s ‘A Flying Jatt’ lined up for release.

  • Chennai Express (227 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Ek Tha Tiger (199 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Bodyguard (145 cr) – Salman Khan

September: MS Dhoni biopic, Baar Baar Dekho and Rangoon are the big releases of September. The target will be crossing the 100 crore mark to beat Grand Masti.

  • Dabangg (140 cr)  – Salman
  • Barfi! (106 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Grand Masti (100 cr) – Ritesh Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi

October: The month of Diwali has biggies in the form of Half Girlfriend, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay. The target will be SRK’s Ra One / Happy New Year and Hrithik’s Bang Bang.

  • Happy New Year (204 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Bang Bang (181 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Ra.One (125 cr) – Shahrukh Khan

November: There will be more films that will be announced for November, but currently the film that has been announced is Rock On 2.

  • Krrish 3 (244 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (213 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan (120 cr) – Shahrukh Khan

December: The Christmas weekend has been dominated by Aamir Khan over the years. Stars like Akshay Kumar (Tees Maar Khan), Shahrukh Khan (Don 2) and Salman Khan (Dabangg 2) have tried their luck, but Aamir is in a league of his own in December. Shah Rukh tried his luck once again, but failed with Dilwale. Ranveer’s Bajirao Mastani did much better, but failed to beat 3 Idiots. It’ll be Aamir vs Aamir once again this year, as he would be targeting the record of Dhoom 3 at the very least. But if there is one man in the industry, who you would place your bet on beating the total of PK, it would be Aamir himself. Strong content, of course, will be the key.

  • PK (340 cr) – Aamir Khan
  • Dhoom 3 (285 cr) – Aamir Khan
  • 3 Idiots (202 cr) – Aamir Khan

Final Analysis

  • Jan – Akshay Kumar
  • Feb – Ranveer and Arjun
  • Mar – Saif Ali Khan
  • Apr – Akshay Kumar
  • May – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Jun – Akshay Kumar
  • Jul – Salman Khan
  • Aug – Shahrukh Khan
  • Sep – Salman Khan
  • Oct – Shahrukh Khan
  • Nov – Hrithik Roshan
  • Dec – Aamir Khan

Akshay has three highest grossers of the month, Salman and SRK have two highest grossers of the month. Ranbir, Aamir, Ranveer, Arjun and Saif have one each.

Article idea and Credit: Saksham Duggal

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33 Comments

  • Neerja beat MNIK

    Biggest Blockbuster of Year (In Last 10 Years or Decade)

    N … DHOOM:2 .. 82 Cr

    D … Om Shanti Om .. 82 Cr

    X … Ghajni .. 108 Cr

    X … 3 Idiots .. 202 Cr

    E … Dabangg .. 150 Cr

    E … Bodyguard .. 150 Cr

    E … Ek Tha Tiger .. 199 Cr

    X … DHOOM:3 .. 285 Cr

    X … PK .. 348 Cr

    E … Bajrani Bhaijaan .. 322 Cr

    HRITHIK ROSHAN is an only actor who has power to give Biggest Blockbuster Of The Year and He does same with DHOOM:2 that scored as Highest Grossing Film of The Year (2006) in N=Normal Day and without EDX holidays. HRITHIK ROSHAN is an only actor in decade who gave Highest Grossing Film Of The Year without EDX.

    KHANS need Biggest Holidays like EDX to do so or to give Highest Grossing Film Of The Year and you will not get/find even one KHANS film that become Highest Grossing Film Of The Year without EDX (Eid.Diwali.Xmas) in Decade. One decade is enough to show how poor stars KHANS are.

    Truths always be truths and even if someone not accept the truths and The truth is that KHANS are FLOP STARS without EDX and KHANS successes are more power to EDX since decade (Last Ten years)

  • Plz correct it…
    Akki has 3 highest grossers of the month
    January, April n June while Hrithik has 1 now.

  • Highest grosser of thr toughest months for Bollywood will belong to youngistaan
    Feb-Gunday
    March-Kapoor & Sons

    Youngistaan Roxx

  • Why work with khan’s like srk? When even sonam can give more profitable film .

    Hny nd dilwale both are less profitable films.

  • neerja is still running in theater so it can attain top spot in furure because it has more than 700 shows in 5th week.

  • HRITHIK THE DESTROYER OF KHANS ! will destroy Khans 4 times this time in 2 years

    1st :: MOHENJO DARO

    2nd :: KAABIL

    3rd :: THUG

    4th :: Next with Kabir

  • After 4 YEARS, Hrithik’s AGNEEPATH lifetime broken by Akshay’s Airlift. So it is not big deal in years

    KAABIL will break each & every Months records of a year

  • It is great to see Neerja beating the collections of Kahaani, NH10, Queen, Mardaani and MK . So Neerja is currently the 3rd highest women oriented movie . The Dirty Picture is on the first position and Piku on 2nd . I am very happy to see Neerja beating the collections of S26 and MNIK . Neerja can still beat the collections of Gunday because it is doing good business in the 5th week . I want Neerja to take the 1st position as Gunday does not deserve to be one the 1st position . March looks interesting with Kapoor & Sons and Rocky Handsome . Both have a good chance to beat Race . It is great to see Race maintaining the first position since the last 7 years . Queen came really close but could not beat Race . I really hope Hrithik takes the numero uno position in August beating CE . I know the challenge is tough because it is coming on a Non Holiday and it is clashing with Rustom but still let’s hope for the best . Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Waiting for your reply on my question .

  • @Indicine edit aisa kiya ki Hrithik ka naam hi hata diya

    Nov – Hrithik’s KRRISH 3

    Bharat Maata ki Jai

  • Truith is always truith, support edx bro.
    khans benifitted holidays, this divali shivay take bumper opening then others accept that edx is ppwerfull than khans

  • Common r u comparing mnik 2010 wid 2016 neera …don’t u know about ticket prise ….stop making fool us …Bollywood is awesome we all r enjoying films of srk salman. Aamir rithik akshay saif irafan nawaz and others

  • Highest Monthly collection that should be broken.

    March- kapoor and Sons (Kinda review its getting it will be touch and go due to ongoing WC, but 63 cr achievable)

    April- Fan (Undoubtedly its going to beat Housefull 2. Nothing more to say)

    May- Nothing big. YJHD record will remain intact)

    June- Housefull 3 should beat Rowdy rathore. An akshay film will repleace another akshay film)

    July- Nothing again. May be if we had solo eid release. But with a clash, Bajrangi record is not in danger at all.

    August- That has to be Hrithiks month now. Chennai express record should be broken.

    September (Nothing really. Dabangg record should remain intact.

    October- Diwali month bu due to clash it will be hard. Though Shivaay has good WOM it has a chance to surpass both Bang bang and HNY)

    November (Nothing again. No big film and hrithiks 244cr is just 2 big)

    December- Dangal vs PK ie Aamir Vs Aamir. High possibility but wom has to be very good for Dangal.

  • One thing 2 b notice dat khans highest grossing movie are in eid diwali Christmas whereas akshay Kumar 3 highest grossing movies are without festival n dull period like January whereas April was clash with ipl..only rowdy rathore was favourable month..so big respect..
    Don’t think any khan actor can give 150 cr on a regular basis wthut big festival n dat too with 1-2 movie a year forget 4 movies a year den dey ll even struggle to do 100 crore..
    Der stardom is purely over hyped and over market by paid media’s.

  • indicine why you have not mentioned hrithik highest grosser in november as 1 in each …. anyways MOHENJODARO SCENES WHICH WILL CREATE HAVOC AND EUPHORIA LIKE NEVER BEFORE OF ANY FILM OF BOLLYWOOD TILL DATE HERE WE COME … MOHENJODARO EPIC SCENES . 1.. hrithik fighting with bulls { worth 100 crores} 2. hrithik fighting with tigers {worth 100 crores} .. hrithik pooja hegde love intimating scens in cave { worth 100 crores} 4. hrithik fighting with arunodhay { worth 150 crores} . 5 hrithik fighting with crorcodiles { worth 150 crores ] 6.. music of a r. rehman{ worth 100 crores } 7. ashutosh gowarikar direction{ worth 100 crores } ………. well akshay promote ur movie as much as u can as much as u can .. but u will know in august 2016 wt is the real superstardom ….u have come in front of hrithik deliberately .. now face the inevitable consequences.. mohenjodaro { 1000 crores minimum.}

  • @vish 4:47 pm

    definitely Shivaay will take bumper opening & put up huge numbers at BO like 200 Cr, 300 Cr

    with just one Diwali, Hrithik’s film Krrish3 earn as par Khans or even better considering the fact that pre-diwali Periods (3 days or weakened)

    I am happy with Ajay Devgan because he is continously booking Diwali Periods one of biggest EDX holidays for his films like Shivaay, Sos2 that makes Khans tough to choose from two EDX holidays, so the clash is happening ie Sultan vs Raees. it will be even tougher to Khans if Akshay, HRITHIK ↑ start booking EDX holidays.

    Only then we can count Khans real stardom power ie Flop Stars Khans till then EDX POWER, NOT KHANS ↓ because without EDX holidays
    Salman .. Jai Ho .. 112 Cr
    Srk .. MNIK .. 73 Cr
    Aamir .. Talaash .. 95 Cr

    Khans Zero stardom

  • @Indicine what is the highest grossing film starring a female lead..?? As I think Neerja has taken the top spot by beating The Dirty Picture and Kahaani…

    Plz make an article about this…
    And I believe Sonam has the ability to be top female star in upcoming years as her solo films like Khoobsurat, Dolly ki Doli and Neerja are doing well and she has shown her talent in Neerja…

  • Akshay release his 4 films all throughout year still then he has topped in 3 months.
    June is his favourite month now.

    Aamir can never release his films other than in December.

  • Well! Fair enough!! But it is so fun to see Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday over the overrated MNIK directed by KJo in the month of February!!!
    So, Ali Abbas Zafar will reign supreme over Braees directed by Rahul with the back up of the megastar Salman and other stars Anushka and Randeep!

  • Quite an achievement for Sonam. Beating an Akshay and a SRK movie (even though MNIK released few years back) means something. I dont think anybody expected this movie to cross 70 cr so amazing really.

    @ Indicine : Shouldnt this movie be now called the first blockbuster of the year?

  • It shows the real megastardom of Akshay Kumar…He’s the biggest megastar of India…Robot 2.0=EDX+Khans+Baahubali series…Will be the biggest blockbuster of this century(By Adjusted gross)…

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