The Box Office is doing great with amazing numbers as Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Tiger 3 churn out big numbers. The film finally brought back the glory days of Diwali at the box office, which has been missing for the past few years. The last time Diwali saw a big release was in 2019 with Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4.
However, Hindi Cinema, from 2011 to 2017, had a great run at the Box Office on Diwali with hits and super hits and huge numbers doing the dhamakas. But the festival was a disaster last year, with both Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn fighting and delivering two flops together.
Although Tiger 3 has resonated with the Happy Diwali vibe, for the past 20 years, ‘Diwali par Diwala’ a legit term when nine superstar films tanked at the box office, contributing to a big loss. From 2004 to 2023, Hindi cinema saw 9 major Diwali disasters, which were dumped in theaters but failed.
Although many of these films even had good collections, their inflated budgets did not allow them to succeed at the Box Office. These nine office accidents contributed to a cumulative loss of approx 400 croresand their joint budget was over 773 crores.
Starting from Akshay Kumar’s Ram Setu in 2022 to Salman Khan’s Kyon Ki in 2005, these nine films together could earn approx. 373 crores. While Aamir Khan has surely delivered the biggest Diwali disaster of the past two decades with Thugs Of Hindostan, Salman Khan’s Jaane-E-Mann, despite being a flop, was so close to its budget that it doesn’t qualify as be on this list.
Contrary to popular belief, Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One was not a box office flop. The film was, in fact, a hit.
Check out the disaster box office collections of Diwali releases Vs their reported budgets, along with the year of release:
1. Ram Setu (2022) – 150 Aperture vs 64 Aperture
2. Thank God (2022) – 70 Crore vs 30.75 Crore
3. Saand Ki Aankh (2019) – 28 Crore vs 23.4 Crore
4. Made in China (2019) – 30 Aperture vs 11 Aperture
5. Thugs Of Hindostan (2018) – 300 Crore vs 145.29 Crore
6. Action Replay (2010) – 55 Aperture vs 28 Aperture
7. Blue (2009) – 75 Crore vs 38.5 Crore
8. Saawariya (2007) – 45 Crore vs 20.9 Crore
9. Kyon Ki (2005) – 20 Aperture vs. 12 Aperture
Tiger 3 is doing well at the moment. The film has already collected almost 9 times the last Diwali day release and is expected to cross 500 + crore, matching up to the other Universe Spy release, Pathaan.
Note: Box office numbers are based on estimates and various sources. The numbers have not been independently verified by Koimoi.
Stay tuned to Koimoi for more updates from the box office!
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