Bollywood Box Office Verdict 2022: 2 Hits & 13 Flops, A Disastrous Year

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 sixth month of the year and all we can say is that it has been a disastrous year for Bollywood so far. Out of 15 notable releases, only two have managed to make it big while 13 have tanked at the box office. Here’s a look at Bollywood box office Verdict 2022.

Badhaai Do

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

Verdict: Flop

Gangubai Kathiawadi

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

Verdict: Flop


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

Verdict: Flop

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

Bachchan Pandey

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

Verdict: Disaster


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 16.13 Crore

Verdict: Disaster


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

Verdict: Disaster

Runway 34

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 80 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 32.22 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Heropanti 2

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 100 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 24.45 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Ranveer Singh and Shalini Pandey starrer social comedy ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ failed to attract audiences to theatres and earned less than Rs 20 Crore in its lifetime.

Budget: Rs 90 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 15.8 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Bhool Bhuliayaa 2

Kartik Aaryan, Tabu, and Kiara Advani starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 received much love from the audience. Released amidst low expectations, the movie emerged as a box office blockbuster. It is still going strong at the box office.

Budget: Rs 75 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 182+ Crore

Verdict: Blockbuster


The biggest disaster of the year and probably one of the biggest of all time is Kangana Ranaut’s action thriller Dhaakad. We don’t have much to say as this movie failed to cross even Rs 5 Crore mark in its lifetime.

Budget: Rs 85 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 2.65 Crore

Verdict: Disaster


Ayushmann Khurana and Anubhav Sinha collaborated again after the success of Article 15. However, this time the duo failed to create any magic at the box office.

Budget: Rs 45 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 8.15 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Samrat Prithviraj

Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar’s magnum opus Samrat Prithviraj has been completely rejected by the audience. Mounted on a budget of Rs 300 Crore, the movie is struggling to cross even the Rs 75 Crore mark. After a box office debacle, YRF is planning an early OTT release for Samrat Prithviraj.

Budget: Rs 300 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 67 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Apart from these major movies, low-budget releases like Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Toolsidas Junior, Lucknow Junction, Dehati Dosco, Nikkama, and Janhit Mein Jaari were total washouts.

The biggest hits are the dubbed Hindi versions of RRR and KGF 2. The Hindi dubbed versions of South Indian movies like Radhe Shyam, Vikram, Valimai, Beast, and Major have also failed at the box office.

Now, all eyes are on upcoming Bollywood biggies Laal Singh Chaddha, Vikram Vedha, Brahmastra, and more. Do check our list of most anticipated Bollywood movies of 2022.