It hasn’t quite been a great year for Bollywood with over a dozen films bringing lull to the box office. According to trade analysts, the total box office collections in the year were about 10 percent less than that in 2016.
“2017 was a mixed bag year. Films that were expected to do well fell flat while quite a handful of small budget movies fared well with strong content. But then the industry cannot run on these small films alone because they have their limitations and there is a limit to which they can earn,” Komal Nahta, Bollywood trade analyst said.
“We needed more commercially successful movies which were scarce in number this year,” Nahta added.
This year nine films made it to the coveted Rs 100-crore club — Tiger Zinda Hai, Golmaal Again, Judwaa 2 (Rs 140 crore), Bahubali 2(Hindi), Raees (Rs 135 crore), Jolly LLB 2 (Rs 120 crore), Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (Rs 135 crore), Tubelight (Rs 120 crore) and Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya (Rs 115 crore).