15 medium to big budget Bollywood movies have released so far this year and 6 films have recovered it’s investment (including Table No 21 which is not mentioned in the list below).
Race 2, released on 25th January (holiday for Id-E-Milad), collected Rs 14.5 crore on it’s first day, which is by some distance the biggest opening for a film in 2013.
Surprisingly, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola opened to a better response than Akshay Kumar’s Special 26, which competed against ABCD Anybody Can Dance on it’s opening day.
Amongst the major releases, Matru Ki Bijlee.. has been the biggest disappointment of the year so far. The other films, which were expected to do well, have done decent business.
With the Khan’s and Hrithik Roshan missing from the first half of the year, the second half of 2013 is likely to be HUGE for the film industry. Films like Chennai Express, Mental, Krrish 3, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (May 31st), Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, Dhoom 3 and several other biggies are scheduled to release later this year.
Below is a Top 10 list of highest First Day collections in 2013.
- Race 2 – 14.5 cr
- Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola – 6.5 cr
- Special 26 – 5.75 cr
- ABCD Anybody Can Dance – 4.25 cr
- Kai Po Che – 3.75 cr
- Murder 3 – 3.7 cr
- Zila Ghaziabad – 3.5 cr
- Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns – 3.25 cr
- Vishwaroop – 1.9 cr
- I Me Aur Main and Inkaar – 1.5 cr