The year 2016 has started on a slow note with a few films making the cut to big box office numbers. With many short budget movies making their way, many of the movies released in 2016 until now were story centric and high on content than star value. From biopics to a few adult comedies, the start of the year has seen a variety of genres in terms of releases. We bring you a countdown of films released in 2016 in terms of first week collections.
10. Sanam Teri Kasam Rs.7 crore net approx.
‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ has recorded the lowest first week collection amongst all the films released in 2016. The film which stars actors Harshvardhan Rane and Marwa Hocane was a love story. The songs of the film were well received by the audience but the story and concept could not impress the masses.9. Fitoor Rs.17 crore net approx.
Starring Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur, ‘Fitoor’ was one of the most awaited films of the year. However, the weak storyline of the film could not sustain the audience. Even with hardcore promotions and much adored songs, ‘Fitoor’ could not show colors on its box office collections.
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8. Mastizaade Rs.18 crore net approx.
Adult comedy film ‘Mastizaade’ was much in news for its controversial content. Featuring Sunny Leone, Vir Das and Tusshar Kapoor, ‘Mastizaade’ was an out an out comedy film but due to the adult label could not garner much audiences at the screens.7.Sanam Re Rs.19.48 crore net approx.
Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat’s love saga ‘Sanam Re’ fell flat on the box office with meager collections. The songs of the film were on the chartbusters but lack of intriguing story line was a hassle.6. Jai Gangaajal Rs. 23.25 crore net approx.
Prakash Jha directorial film ‘Jai Gangaajal’ starred Priyanka Chopra in the main lead. The movie was an average at the box office with considerate amount of audience at the screens. However, with the star value of Priyanka the expectations from the movie were high.5. Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Rs. 27 crore net approx.
Adult comedy film ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3’ gained good amount of crowd at the screens. However, because the film was an adult one it missed out on the family audience which lessened its collections.
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4. Wazir Rs. 28.50 crore net approx.
The first release of the year 2016 ‘Wazir’ was declared an average. With actors Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles, the movie was intense rather than a film for the masses.3. Ghayal Once Again Rs. 29.50 crore net approx.
‘Ghayal Once Again’ is the sequel to the film ‘Ghayal’ which released in the year 1990. The Sunny Deol starrer film lacked in promotional activities. However, the film managed to collect a decent amount at the box office.
2. Neerja Rs. 34.56 crore net approx.
Sonam Kapoor starrer film ‘Neerja’ opened on an impressive note at the box office. ‘Neerja’ is a biopic on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot and the unique plot was adored by the masses. With an intriguing execution and excellent performance, the movie garnered huge crowds at the screens.
1. Airlift Rs. 79.29 crore net approx.
Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur starrer film ‘Airlift’ gained the maximum collection until now. The film which depicted the Gulf War was loved by the audience. Additionally, the songs of the film were also on the chartbusters.