2016 has completed its half way journey and for Bollywood, this first half of the year has gone fantastic. In this post, I will write about Bollywood’s 5 most profitable movies of 2016.
The year started off with Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift, which was based on a real-life event of the biggest ever evacuation of the Indians from war prone Kuwait. Made with the budget of around Rs 40 crores ($6.01 million), Airlift had finished its lifetime run at the box office with Rs 127.80 crores ($19.21 million) and became one of the most profitable movies of 2016.
Airlift was also first 100 crore grosser of 2016 and enjoyed the title of the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of the year for 6 months before Salman Khan’s Sultan surpassed its lifetime collections in July.
In February, Sonam Kapoor had come up with an intense film Neerja, which was also a real life film based on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who lost her life in a plane hijack by the terrorists. Neerja received a wonderful response from the audience and moved to the top spot in the most profitable Bollywood movies of 2016.
The next movie is Karan Johar’s family drama Kapoor and Sons that featured Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, and Fawad Khan. With the cost of production, the film was made with Rs 37 crores ($5.56 million) and with the superb response from the people, it brought in its numbers to Rs 75.05 crores ($11.28 million), means profit is more than double its making cost.
Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Ki and Ka also done moderate business at the box office.
On 6th of July, Salman Khan starrer the most awaited film of the year Sultan had hit the silver screens and as expected, it stormed the box office with mind boggling footfalls. The whole country gripped with Salmania and the result is that Sultan has grossed more than Rs 200 crore in just 12 days of its release.
Below, we are providing you the list of Top 5 most profitable Bollywood movies of 2016.