The past year was a bumpy ride for Bollywood with films reaching both ends of the box office range – some became all-time top earners while others just became a headache for their producers. Find out who entered the 100 crore club for the first time, which actor made up 12% of the box office earnings and who left producers scrambling for their investments. Here are interesting facts and figures about Bollywood in 2016: (Indian Express)
Bollywood saw 214 films released last year, earning a grand total of Rs 2,938 crore. Of these earnings, Rs 1,660 crore (52.17%) came from the top 10 highest earning films of the year, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama.
Aamir Khan's Dangal made up 12.76% of last year's box office earnings. Akshay Kumar (Housefull 3, Airlift, Rustom) made up 12.41%, while Salman Khan came in third with 10.22% for Sultan.
There were six entries into the 100 Crore Club – Airlift, Rustom, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Housefull 3 and Shivaay. First time entrant Sushant Singh Rajput debuted in the club with MS Dhoni – The Untold Story.
Salman and Aamir Khan wrestled their way into the Rs 300 crore club with Sultan (300.45 crore) and Dangal (roughly Rs 385 crore) respectively.
The greatest losses for producers came from Tiger Shroff's A Flying Jatt, Ajay Devgn's Shivaay, Ghayal Once Again, Priyanka Chopra's Jai Gangaajal and John Abraham's Rocky Handsome.
Only one movie franchise – Housefull 3 qualified as a success, while Kahaani 2, Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, Tum Bin 2 failed to make a mark. The biggest debacles included Rock On 2 and Great Grand Masti.