There is no denying that Bollywood is going through a bad phase. The post-pandemic releases haven’t lived up to the expectations. As a result, most of the movies released this year so far have tanked at the box office.
We have already entered the fifth month of the year and all we can say is that it has been a disastrous year for Bollywood so far. Out of 11 notable releases, only one has managed to make it big while 10 have failed to recover the costs. Here’s a look at the notable Bollywood releases of 2022 and their box office verdict.
The first major Bollywood release of 2022, Badhaai Do, collected Rs 20.62 Crore in India. It was a box office flop.
Budget: Rs 45 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 20.62 Crore
Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi received rave reviews and collected Rs 129 Crore in its lifetime. Despite performing well, it’s a box office failure thanks to its massive budget of Rs 180 Crore.
Budget: Rs 180 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 129 Crore
Amitabh Bachchan starrer social drama Jhund was received well by critics. However, it failed to make much impact at the box office.
Budget: Rs 35 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 15.16 Crore
The Kashmir Files
The most unexpected blockbuster of the decade is The Kashmir Files. Vivek Agnihotri’s directional emerged as a revolutionary movie and created a huge impact on society. It became one of the most profitable Bollywood movies of all time in terms of ROI.
Budget: Rs 25 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 252.9 Crore
Verdict: All Time Blockbuster
Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited action comedy movie Bachchan Pandey also tanked at the box office. In fact, it failed to cross Rs 50 Crore mark.
Budget: Rs 165 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 49.9 Crore
John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Rakulpreet Singh starrer sci-fi thriller Attack was also rejected by the audience.
Budget: Rs 70 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 16 Crore
Shahid Kapoor tried to repeat the blockbuster success of Kabir Singh with Jersey. However, the movie failed to cross Rs 20 Crore at the Indian box office.
Budget: Rs 110 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 19.6 Crore
Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rakulpreet Singh starrer thriller received rave reviews from fans and critics. However, it failed at the box office probably due to its limited appeal.
Budget: Rs 100 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 29 Crore
The expectations were high from Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 as it was a sequel to his hit debut movie Heropanti. Ahmed Khan directional was a total washout at the box office despite being released on Eid weekend.
Budget: Rs 120 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 24.3 Crore
Another box office failure for Ranveer Singh as his latest release Jayeshbhai Jordaar fails to get going at the box office. The movie has collected only Rs 8 Crore in two days.
Budget: Rs 90 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 30 Crore (Expected)
Apart from these major movies, low-budget releases like Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Toolsidas Junior, Lucknow Junction were total washouts.
The biggest hits are the dubbed versions of RRR and KGF 2. This pretty much tells that Bollywood is struggling big time. Now, all eyes are on upcoming Bollywood biggies like Prithviraj, Laal Singh Chaddha, and more.