2022 has been a terrible year for Bollywood so far. While two South Indian biggies RRR and KGF Chapter 2 have emerged as the biggest blockbusters of all time, most Hindi movies have tanked at the box office. We are in the sixth month of the year and out of 20 notable Bollywood releases, only two have emerged as hits at the box office. In this box office report, we are looking at the biggest Bollywood disaster of 2022.
Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited action comedy movie Bachchan Pandey debuted in theatres on March 18. A remake of the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda failed to cross even Rs 50 Crore mark.
Budget: Rs 165 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 49.9 Crore
Shahid Kapoor tried to repeat the blockbuster success of Kabir Singh with Jersey. It was a remake of a Telugu hit movie of the same name. Despite being a decent movie, Jersey failed big time and failed to cross Rs 20 Crore at the Indian box office.
Budget: Rs 110 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 19.6 Crore
The expectations were high from Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 as it was a sequel to his hit debut movie Heropanti. Opened to poor reviews, Heropanti was a total washout at the box office.
Budget: Rs 100 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 24.45 Crore
Ranveer Singh and Shalini Pandey starrer social comedy ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ failed to attract audiences to theatres. A 90-crore budget project collected only Rs 15.59 Crore in its lifetime at the Indian box office.
Budget: Rs 90 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 15.59 Crore
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
Another YRF movie on the list. Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar’s magnum opus Samrat Prithviraj has been completely rejected by the audience. There was notable negativity around the movie before its release. As a result, Samrat Prithviraj has emerged as one of the biggest box office disasters of 2022.
Budget: Rs 300 Crore
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 60 Crore (Expected)
Apart from these biggest disasters, other notable flop Bollywood movies of 2022 are Gangubai Kathiawadi, Attack, Runway 34, Badhaai Do, and Jhund.
The Hindi dubbed versions of South Indian movies like Radhe Shyam, Vikram, Valimai, Beast, and Major have also failed at the box office.