Highest grossing films of first half of 2014
NR [ Tue, Jun 24, 2014 ]
Lo, half of 2014 is already over! What's the result at Bollywood's box office? Who turned out to be the biggest player and which movie tanked without trace? Who entered the 100 crore club? With one of the most talked about film of the year, Humshakals becoming a butt of jokes, let's take a look at the biggest scorers of 2014...
Must say Sonakshi is a lucky girl.
How else would you describe Bollywood career like hers? Jokes apart, two weeks after the release, Akshay Kumar starrer Holiday has already made Rs.94 crore and is still going strong.
And the credit of its sweeping success does not go to Akshay-Sonkshi chemistry (was it really there?) but to Akshay-Vipul Shah (producer of the film) connect.
They have shared a history of successful films in the past.
Although the film gathered flak from critics and mixed reactions from the masses, but still Jai Ho managed to enter the coveted 100 crore club hitting Rs116 crore mark.
After all, it starred sabki aan, sabki shan, sabka ek Bhaijaan - Salman Khan.
After this miss, all eyes are now on Salman Khan's next release, Kick, which is all set to release in July.
One of the very few films that crossed the 100 crore mark, 2 States was a hit not just among critics but also among the masses.
The film was based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller of the same name.
The film starred Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.
Next up in the queue is Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor starrer Gunday.
The love-triangle made a swift business of Rs.78.6 crores.
This Oliver Twist with a Bollywood twist was inspired by the likes of Sholay and other movies that are a tribute to friendship.
One of the finest films made during the year, Queen starring Kangana Ranaut managed to win the hearts of the audiences as well critics.
Queen once again established the power of women in the world as well as in Bollywood.
Rs.61 crore at the Box Office.
Main Tera Hero
David Dhawan gave us a Govinda moment with Main Tera Hero starring Varun Dhawan.
The film brought back the era of slapstick comedies and was enjoyed thoroughly by Govinda fans.
Also starring Illeana D'Souza and Nargis Fakhri, the film minted Rs.50 crore.
Ragini MMS - 2
Although Bollywood has a long way to go as far as horror and supernatural flicks are concerned but when you have Sunny Leone by your side, you have won half the battle at the Box Office.
Produced by Ekta Kapur, Ragini MMS did a business of Rs.46 crores.
Alia Bhatt's second Bollywood outing, Highway brought happy news to the girl and director Imtiaz Ali.
The travel and coming of age story of a bubbly girl was not only critically appreciated but was also lapped up by the audiences.
The film made Rs.30.6 crores at the Box Office.