What a year it has been !!! 2016 opened to a bang response with slate of unique films released starting with “Airlift”, “Neerja”,”Kapoor And Sons”, “Sultan”, “Nil Battey Sannata” and “Dhanak” to name a few.
Not only Bollywood successfully delivered the films and impressed the audience, but the largest producing film industry also changed the history at the box office. Let us look at the films which broke few records in the first weekend itself :-
1. Sultan – Rs 105.53
The “Darling Of Masses” became the “Sultan Of Box Office” with yet another knockout performance. “Sultan” became the 100 crore club member within 3 days. The film was appreciated and the word of mouth helped the film to reach 300 crores mark.
2.Housefull 3 -Rs 53.31 crores
The third series in the successful franchise, “Housefull 3”, became another big hit despite harsh reviews. Audience were in no mood to listen to the reviews and made sure to flock the theaters.
3. FAN – Rs 52.35 crores
With solid promotion, King Khan’s brand name, “Fan” opened to much fan fare in its opening weekend but fizzled out immediately.
4. Rustom – Rs 50.42 crores
Third hit in a row for Akshay Kumar, “Rustom” opened better than expected and kept on growing with each passing day.
5. Airlift – Rs 44.30
The first hit of 2016, “Airlift” opened on the Republic Day and strong reviews ensured that hard-hitting drama rake in moolah.