‘Ra. One’ to ‘Sooryavanshi’, Bollywood’s Diwali Releases In The Last Decade

‘Ra. One’ to ‘Sooryavanshi’, Bollywood’s Diwali Releases In The Last Decade

'Ra. One' to 'Sooryavanshi', Bollywood's Diwali Releases In The Last Decade'Ra. One' to 'Sooryavanshi', Bollywood's Diwali Releases In The Last Decade

Diwali, EID and Christmas are considered the best seasons for big Bollywood releases. We have seen in the past, how the Bollywood movies released during Diwali shattered box office records. This year too, we have two big movies, Ram Setu and Thank God releasing on Diwali. Here’s a look at how Bollywood movies performed at the box office during this festive season in the last decade.

Ra. One (2011)

Box office collection: Rs 115 Crore

Ra One was Shah Rukh Khan’s first Diwali release after a gap of 4 years. The movie registered the biggest opening day at that time but failed because of poor direction and execution.

Jan Tak Hai Jaan (2011)

Box office collection: Rs 122 Crore

Son of Sardar (2012)

Box office collection: Rs 105 Crore

2012 saw one of the biggest box office clashes of all time. SRK’s JTHJ locked horns with Ajay Devgn’s SOS. It was difficult to pick a clear winner, but Son Of Sardaar exceeded expectations, while Jab Tak Hai Jaan fell well short. However, both of them ended up scoring a box office century each.

Krrish 3 (2013)

Box office collection: Rs 245 Crore

One of the biggest sci-fi Bollywood movies debuted in theatres during Diwali 2013. Krrish 3 shattered several box office records and went on to be a huge hit with lifetime numbers of Rs 240+ Crore.

Happy New Year (2014)

Box office collection: Rs 204 Crore

Shah Rukh Khan’s last big hit Happy New Year debuted in theatres on Diwali 2014. Despite being penned down by critics, it went on to earn Rs 200+ Crore at the Indian box office.

Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (2015)

Box office collection: Rs 209 Crore

Diwali 2015 saw Salman and Sooraj Barjatya reuniting after a long gap of 16 years with PRDP. The movie registers the second-highest opening of all time at that time. Despite being a boring film, the bumper opening followed by a Diwali weekend helped Prem Ratan Dhan Payo to go past the Rs 200 crore mark.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

Box office collection: Rs 113 Crore

Shivaay (2016)

Box office collection: Rs 100.3 Crore

This one turned out to be a dirty clash as Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay ended up eating each other’s business. Though both movies managed to score a century at the box office, the numbers could have been higher if they opted for a solo release.

Golmaal Again (2017)

Box office collection: Rs 206 Crore

Secret Superstar (2017)

Box office collection: Rs 68 Crore

Rohit Shetty returned for the fourth film of the Golmaal franchise on Diwali 2017. The horror-comedy film impressed the audience and went on to become a blockbuster at the box office. It clashed with Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar which too found audiences in theatres.

Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Box office collection: Rs 151.9 Crore

Thugs of Hindostan was a huge disappointment for Aamir Khan fans. The mega-budget film recorded a huge Rs 50+ Crore opening and then fall flat at the box office.

Housefull 4 (2019)

Box office collection: Rs 208.2 Crore

The fourth movie of the Housefull franchise was a huge hit despite poor reviews from critics. I am still not over the fact that it actually earned more than Rs 200 Crore in India.

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (2020)

Box office collection: Rs 4 Crore

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari debuted in theatres when theatres were allowed to open at 50% capacity after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the collections were low, it pave a way for other producers to release their movies in theatres.

Sooryavanshi (2021)

Box office collection: Rs 196 Crore

When every actor was reluctant to release the movie in theatres after the deadly second wave of the pandemic, Akshay Kumar took a brave decision. The most-anticipated release Sooryavanshi debuted in theatres on Diwali weekend in 2021 and went on to become a big hit.

So, this is the report card of Bollywood movies released during Diwali in the last decade. All eyes are now on Ram Setu and Thank God. Will they be able to make it big at the box office?