Every Friday, box office can be fruitful but sometimes can be a killing when a big budgeted film with tremendous potential, big star cast, huge production values and carrying mammoth expectations fails to lure the audience.
As per Box Office India, these are the top 5 Bollywood film which have failed miserably at the box office at the domestic market :-
83 – Released on 24th December 2021, Estimated loss – Rs 80 crore
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Much was expected from Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Pankaj Tripathi starrer 83 due to humongous star cast, mega budget and solid trailer. However, the cricket biopic drama failed at the box office in its first week itself. Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 and produced by Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and Kabir Khan Films Production, 83 underperformed in its first week with Rs 71.87 crore. The good news was that 83 did not face any competition due to Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey and RRR getting postponed which gave a solid boost on second weekend but crashed on the weekdays minting Rs 25.13 crore in the second week.
The performance in the third week was low but still managed to cross 100 crore at the box office, bringing 101,83 crore by the end of third week. Due to Makar Sankranti festival on Friday in few parts of India, 83 collected around Rs 20 lakhs on fourth Friday, minting around Rs 102 crore after 22 days. The budget of 83 is Rs 200 crore and will turn out to be the biggest loser in the history of Bollywood.
Bombay Velvet – Released on 15th May, 2015 , Estimated loss – Rs 70 crore
When you have talents like Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap coming together for the first time, you expect nothing but sparkle. Same was the expectations from the audience for the hugely budgeted Bombay Velvet, (Rs 115 crore) which also had Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in the lead roles. Bombay Velvet opened to dismal reviews and the poor reviews did not help the crime drama which tanked at the box office with just Rs 23.71 crore.
Zero – Released on 21st December, 2018, Estimated loss – Rs 70 crore.
Everything related to the comedy entertainer has been in news ever since its official announcement. The teaser of Salman Khan-Shah Rukh Khan which released during EID this year, last appearance of legendary actress Sridevi on silver screen as special guest, the thrilling climax scene and the news of Yash Raj Films distributing it overseas was just fabulous. However, the film received a lukewarm response at the ticket window, minting just close to Rs 98 crores against a budget of Rs 200 crores domestically.
Mohenjo Daro – Released on 12th August (2016). Estimated loss – Rs 55 crore
Remember the gigantic clash between Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani in 2015. Next year, Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom clashed with Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo daro at the box office. Mohenjo Daro was directed by Ashutosh Gwarikar. With a staggering budget of Rs 120 crores, Mohenjo Daro was being promoted aggressively by its makers. However, the historical drama was a washout at the box office. The Hrithik Roshan – Pooja Hegde starrer collected just Rs 58.23 crore at the domestic box office.
Jagga Jasoos (2017) released on 14th July (2017). Estimated loss – Rs 50 crore
Jagga Jasoos looked promising after watching the intriguing and vibrant trailer and since it was coming from the director Anurag Basu who gave us films like Gangster and Life In A Metro. Unfortunately, the audience were not able to connect with the musical adventure drama which failed miserably at the box office. Ranbir Kapoor was praised for his electrifying performance in Jagga Jasoos which collected Rs 54.16 crore against a budget of Rs 125 crore.
Other Bollywood films which suffered huge loses were RGV Ki Aag (2007), Drona (2008), Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010), Zanjeer (2013), Mirziya (2015), Fitoor (2016) and Rangoon (2017)