2018 has already been a phenomenal year for Bollywood. At a remarkable pace, the industry has been churning out a series of stellar films for the audiences to enjoy. It is truly an exciting time in the history of the industry. Movies such as Padmaavat and Baaghi 2 have smashed the box office on a daily basis. Not even half the year is over and multiple releases have surpassed the exclusive 100 crore club. Read on to find out which ones they are:
Total Box Office Earnings: ₹585 crore
It is hard to think of the last time when so much of excitement had built around a movie before its release. Padmaavat enjoyed tremendous anticipation from the crowd and was able to cash it out when the movie finally hit the theatres. Not surprisingly, this Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer was the first 2018 Bollywood blockbuster to glide into the 100 crore club. The 100 crore club seemed hardly a challenge to this Bhansali masterpiece as it earned that much during the first weekend itself. This star-studded period drama will remain a remarkable moment in the history of Bollywood.
Total Box Office Earnings: ₹253.16 crore
This 2018 major action and romance blockbuster had everything going to entice the audience. The Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani starrer boasted of stellar action sequences & heartfelt emotion fused into the story line. Baaghi 2 has outperformed lots of other movies of 2018 by grossing upwards of a whopping 190 crores in India within only 2 weeks of its release. Produced by the movie veteran, Sajid Nadiadwala, the movie has been directed by the remarkable Ahmed Khan. This Baaghi sequel also happens to be Tiger Shroff’s first movie to enter the exclusive 100 crore club.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Total Box Office Earnings: ₹154 crore
Within merely 25 days of its release, this epic comedy made its way into the 100 crore club. The Kartik Aryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh starrer was created on a 30 crore rupees budget. Surprising the entire industry with its box office performance, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has turned out to be one of the highest grossing Bollywood blockbusters of 2018.
Total Box Office Earnings: ₹100.14 crore
Ajay Devgn boasts of some of the finest action thrillers of Bollywood. Best known for his legendary character, Singham, Devgn has had a stellar feat in 2018 with his period crime thriller blockbuster. Said to be based on a true story, this Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz starrer took 22 days to be part of the 100 crore club. Although, Devgn isn’t new to the exclusivity of the 100 crore club, with Raid being his eighth movie to being part of it.
Total Box Office Earnings: ₹123.78crore
The recently released Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer has without surprise, already made its way into the 100 crore club. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this spy thriller is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ which is based on real events. The plot revolves around an Indian spy who gets married to a Pakistani military officer during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. After Badri Ki Dulhaniya and 2 States, this is the third film by Alia to be part of the 100 crore club.
Total 6- Day Box Office Earnings: ₹167.51
The much awaited Sanjay Dutt biopic enjoyed a stunning opening with a collection of ₹34.75 cr on the first day itself. Revolving around the major events that marked the controversial life of Sanjay Dutt, the film proved to be a fascinating watch for the audience and the critics alike. While the intriguing humor and emotions in the story added to the overall appeal of the film, the stellar performances made it one of the most epic releases of 2018.
So there you have it! 2018 still has a lot in store for its audiences to enjoy for the remaining part of the year. The above list simply goes ahead to prove that what n exciting year 2018 has been for Bollywood and its audiences.