Top 5 Bollywood Films: Winners and Losers at the box office

The industry is moving towards the business end of the year, with major films like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Dilwale, Bajirao Mastani, Singh Is Bling, Shaandaar, Welcome Back and a few other films lined up for release.

We look back at the biggest winners and losers at the box office, so far this year.

Top 5 Winners:

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 320 crore): The Salman Khan starrer is the biggest money-spinner of the year so far. The film not only lived up to its huge pre-release expectations, but the Kabir Khan directed movie is also the most acclaimed Hindi film of the year so far. The big question is, will Bajrangi Bhaijaan remain the biggest of 2015 or will Prem Ratan Dhan Payo or Dilwale surpass its business?
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns (Rs 151 crore): Before release, Tanu Weds Manu Returns would have been considered a successful film even if it finished with lifetime business of Rs 75 crore. However, the Kangana Ranaut starrer emerged as one of the biggest medium budget grossers of all time, collecting no less than Rs 151 crore at the domestic box office and Rs 250 crore plus worldwide!
  • ABCD 2: Remo D’Souza’s dance film series ‘ABCD’ is now one of the successful franchises in Bollywood. The first film did well, but the 2nd film, with a bigger star cast, took the biggest opening of the year when it released back in June.
  • Piku (Rs 79 crore): A film about shit is one of the biggest hits of the year so far and continued Deepika Padukone’s dream run at the box office. Except the off-beat Finding Fanny, Deepika now has 7 back-to-back hits. The Shoojit Sircar film is also one of the most liked films of the year so far.
  • Dum Laga Ke Haisha (Rs 29 crore): The Ayushman Khurana film opened to a poor response, but positive word-of-mouth ensured that the heart-warming film went on to be one of the more successful films of the year, both critically and commercially.

Top 5 Losers

  • Bombay Velvet: Anurag Kashyap’s ambitious period crime drama didn’t even manage a face saving opening at the box office.
  • Brothers: Expectations were high from Akshay Kumar’s first film under the Dharma Productions banner. It got a favourable release date too as Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan made way for the Karan Malhotra directed film. Unfortunately, the audience both at single-screens and multiplexes, rejected the film after a good weekend. Akshay’s costliest film, will also be his lowest grosser so far this year.
  • Shamitabh: The director of films like Cheeni Kum and Paa, directed a horrendous film starring two extremely talented actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush. The film failed at the box office.
  • Mr X: They said the film is targeted at children, but included underwater kissing scenes because the film featured Emraan Hashmi in the lead. The result? Both children and their parents stayed away from theatres.
  • Bangistan: Excel Entertainment is a reputed banner, but they went horribly wrong with Bangistan starring Pulkit Samrat and Riteish Deshmukh in the lead. The theatrical business of the film failed to recover even its marketing costs.


  • Bb is an awesome movie…i don’t think any one can can beat him this year..prdp is coming with huge expectations so it might fall short if its not up to the if it is good the sky is the limit …best of luck Salman…love ❤ you..

  • Dilwale will enter the 2nd list of losers at the end of the year.
    Bajirao Mastani will thrash it. It may trend like Baahubali and Dilwale will crash big time.

  • Wait for Dangal Salman is nothing in front of aamir
    he didn’t break any record like opening weekend week lifetime
    he can’t break any record

  • Dilwale is the only movie that can break bajrangi bhaijan box office records and will cross PK lifetime record. PRDP cannot surpass BB record i guarantee it.

  • Biggest blockbuster :Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Biggest disaster:
    Bombay Velvet
    What a coincidence all movie starts wid B

  • BB is one of the finest movies of Indian Cinema. Salman Khan, Kabir Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Harshaali Malhotra & K. V. Vijayendra Prasad deserve everything for this beautiful flick.

  • This year 2015 will end up with following Top 5

    1 . Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    2. PRDP / Dilwale (if Dilwale releases solo)
    3. PRDP/ Dilwale
    4. Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    5. Tamashaa / ABCD2 / Baaji Rao Mastani (if BRM content + wom is good)

    Top 5 for worst or biggest disappointments:

    1. Bombay Velvet
    2. Singh is Bling
    3. Brothers
    4. Bangistaan
    5. Baaji Rao Mastani (If content + wom fails + clash ) / Shamitabh

  • salman khan and suraj barjatya combo…maine piyar kiya…released in late 80’s..biggest hit of decade…then hum ap ke hain kaun…released in mid 90’s..biggest hit of decade..and now prem ratan dhan pao…inshaa Allah will be biggest hit of decade..prem will be back with the bang….

  • Fox Star Films since 2013

    Matru ki bijlee- FLOP
    Murder 3 – FLOP
    Jolly LLB – HIT
    Bullet Raja- FLOP
    Hawa Hawai- Average
    Citylights- Average
    Humshakaks- FLOP
    Finding Fanny- Average
    Bang Bang- SEMI HIT
    Khamoshiyan- FLOP
    Mr. X- FLOP
    Bombay Velvet- DISASTER
    Hamari Adh. Kah.- FLOP
    Brothers – FLOP

    Only 1 out of 14 Films has became clean hit & that too Jolly LLB..

    Next releases are SHAANDAAR & PRDP…
    I hope PRDP will break this bad luck of FOX by becoming first BLOCKBUSTER for FOX

  • Directorwise
    Wrinklewale= Rohit Shetty
    BM= SLB
    Winner: BM

    Starcast wise

  • Salman Khan is the Most Consistent Indian Actor since 2010. Dabangg- 141, Ready- 120, Bodyguard- 144, Ek Tha Tiger- 186, Dabangg2- 149, Jai Ho- 109, Kick- 211 & Bajrangi Bhaijaan- 313. For PRDP it can touch 350. Wait n Watch.

  • Prdp will set new landmark in the bollywood and will be all time megablockbuster .just wait and watch , #79daystogo

  • Dilwale will be the highest or second biggest grosser of the year if the clash with bm averted then be ready to hide bhaitards and if with clash it manages to collect 230 to 250 cr then its huge considering the clash

  • Dilwale will be third highest grosser of 2015 if clash doesn’t happen. If BM releases with it in that case TWMR will be third highest grosser followed by PRDP & Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

  • YRF and Dharma should be praised as they proved they can even pick up any random goat and turn it into a star. Even if the goat stammers and smokes.

  • My top five favourite movies of 2015 are—
    1. Bajrangi bhaijaan
    2. Mohalla assi
    3. Drishyam
    4. Badlapur
    5. gabbar
    Note- i haven’t seen twmr but will watch it soon and i don’t wanna watch piku or nh 10.

  • Akshay Kumar is facing the trouble what salman was facing during last decade and amir during the 90’s.but akshay Kumar faced the same trouble even in 90’s but at that time he was too young,and he was really never serious at that time just like now ,but last decade was the decade where he managed to do films seriously.even some of his flops too watchable at that time,while now a days his hits also doesn’t deserve 2nd time watch except sp26,baby and OMG too.

  • My Top 5 awaited films:

    1) SIB
    2) PRDP
    3) Dilwale
    4) Wazir
    5) Hera Pheri3

    Not to sure about content of Tamasha. IMO , it will continue the flop streak of Ranbir.

    Bajirao Mastani will turn out another Bombay Velvet.

  • In 2012, 2013 n 2014, Sarook gave fourth, third & third highest grosser respectively. It shows his consistency in lower side. Dilwale has a big chance to be third highest grosser if BM doesn’t release in Xmas period.

  • BTW akki needs a good collection movie rather than a classic at that time.because as the youngistan actors now a days giving huge competition(varun only),so badly he needs at least super his movie so as to manage to go with the flow.

    @hrithik,why did you put prdp at 2nd spot?????put it on 1st spot and predict something like 400cr.I only said this thing because you’re going against other sallu fans who are predicting such interesting numbers,lol.and yeah put DILWALE oops varunwale at 5th spot like normal sallu fans,lol.

  • Just can’t wait for this

    azhar biopic

  • @BB Worldwide- Bhai Kick’s trade fig was 216.84cr & Dabangg 2’s- 152cr (trade) but u r mentioning less than that also…

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