Here’s How Bollywood’s April Month Releases Fared At The Box-Office

Here’s How Bollywood’s April Month Releases Fared At The Box-Office

1 May 17 @ 5:58 PM | By Ravi

Bollywood and the audiences spent the whole of April month in the anticipation of Baahubali: The Conclusion. Except for a few small filmmakers, no one dared to release their film in the month of April. The month of April saw the release of just about 10 films made in different genres but it was the much talked about and awaited movie ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ which grabbed all the attention as it is set to break all box-office records. We take a look at some of the top releases of April and their performances whether it got a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ from the public.

  1. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (28 April) (Avg. Rating 3.4)

    It was ‘Baahubali 2’ all the way in the month of April as the audiences got to know the answer to – Why Katappa killed Baahubali? The costume drama not only opened to a bumper and thunderous response but broke all previous box-office opening day records in Indian cinema. SS Rajamouli’s direction, Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Ramya Krishnan’s performances were applauded from all quarters as it continues to rule pan-India by collecting Rs. 300 Crore nett (approx. when reports last came in) in its first weekend from all languages.

    Poster of Baahubali 2
    Poster of Baahubali 2 Desire Trees
  2. Noor (21 April) (Avg. Rating 2.2)

    Sonakshi Sinha’s ‘Noor’ based on writer Saba Imtiaz’s novel ‘Karachi, You Are Killing Me!’ garnered mixed reviews but failed to salvage itself at the box-office. The Sunhil Sippy directorial made on a budget of 22 Cr was a no-no since day one as it opened to less than 50% occupancy in theaters. The hype around ‘Baahubali 2’ became the undone of this film which reportedly managed to collect a mere 7.52 Cr in its first-week run.

    Poster of Noor
    Poster of Noor YouTube
  3. Maatr - The Mother (21 April) (Avg. Rating 2.1)

    Raveena Tandon’s comeback film ‘Maatr: The Mother’ which opened in theaters on 21 April along with Sonakshi Sinha’s ‘Noor’ didn’t fare well either compared to the latter. The Ashtar Sayed directorial based on serious issues like molestation and violence against women opened to a 40% drop on its opening day and went on to mint Rs. 0.25 Cr. Its first-week domestic total collection was reportedly Rs. 2.52 Cr.

    Poster of Maatr
    Poster of Maatr YouTube
  4. Begum Jaan (14 April) (Avg. Rating 2.3)

    Made on a budget of 19 Cr, a lot was riding on director Srijit Mukherjee’s ‘Begum Jaan’, the remake of his own Bengali superhit film ‘Rajkahini’. Vidya Balan who played the titular role in the film will have to wait some more time to get a hit under her belt. Though the ideation was lauded but the film’s narration and half-sketched characterization didn’t go down well with the audiences. The film in all just about broke even at the ticket counters but will go down as a disappointment for its makers, Vishesh Films.

    Poster of Begum Jaan
    Poster of Begum Jaan YouTube
  5. Fast & Furious 8 (13 April) (Avg. Rating 2.6)

    Despite having stiff domestic competition, ‘Fast And Furious 8’ hit screens a day before the release of Vidya Balan’s ‘Begum Jaan’ which was on 13 April. The action Hollywood flick which also released in the Hindi version collected a whopping Rs. 67.54 Cr from its first-week run and another Rs. 16.75 Cr from its second-week run. The Hollywood franchise film managed to rake in a total of Rs. 84.29 Cr at the domestic box office.

    Poster of Fast & Furious 8
    Poster of Fast & Furious 8 Pelikula Mania
  6. Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) (7 April) (Avg. Rating 3.8)

    Mukti Bhavan’ starring Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl and Geetanjali Kulkarni received rave reviews on its release but due to lack of proper promotions, the Shubhashish Bhutiani’s directorial comedy drama failed to draw audience’s attention. The flick released on limited screens across the country managed to garner around Rs. 0.05 Cr on its first day. Though it showed a considerable growth in its first week but unfortunately could only end up earning around Rs. 0.50 Cr.

    Poster of Mukti Bhawan
    Poster of Mukti Bhawan YouTube
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    There were a few small budget releases too that hit the marquee in April. Flicks like ‘Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana’ and Darshan Kumar’s action romance ‘Mirza Juuliet’ which released on 7 April but couldn’t get the cash registers ringing. The other lesser known April releases were Ranvir Shorey’s ‘Blue Mountains’, ‘Ajab Singh Ki Gajab Kahani’ and the dubbed Hindi version of Hollywood film ‘Planet Of Avatar’ which turned out to be non-starters at the box-office.

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