And how, just how, did the elusive 100-crore mark become commonplace over the last few years? Though only a handful of Bollywood movies belong to this excusive and highly aspirational club, the buzz preceding the release of every other big-budget film has its mention. The term has become rather ubiquitous and everyone from the commoner lining the street leading to Film City to the spotboy on the set is talking about it.Â Letâs trace the journey of the 100-crore Bollywood film and figure out what happened and how.
Aamir Khan was the founder-member of the club in 2008, when his Ghajini became the first Bollywood film to gross 100 crore at the box office, taking only 18 days (less than three weeks) to do so. He followed it up in 2009 with 3 Idiots which took half the time (nine days) to reach the magical figure. Incidentally, 3 Idiots remains the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time with worldwide collections of Rs 339 crore (domestic + overseas).
If 2008 and 2009 had one 100-crore film each, 2010 saw that number double, with Salman Khan (Dabangg) and Ajay Devgn (Golmaal 3) entering the club. While the latter took 17 days to breach the mark, the former did it in 10 days.
In 2011, that figure rose to five films (Ready, Singham, Bodyguard, Ra.One and Don 2) with Bodyguard garnering 100 crore in a record-time of 7 days. Suddenly, every top Bollywood actor (including the Khans most definitely) was in a race to make it to the exclusive club. Salman Khan had breached the mark thrice in succession, while Shah Rukh was the last of the ruling Khans to get an entry into the coveted club.
In 2012, so far, eight films (Agneepath, Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Bol Bachchan, Ek Tha Tiger, Barfi!, Son of Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan) have grossed 100 crore. Salman Khan, whoâs become his own competition when it comes to box-office collections, bettered his previous record set by Bodyguard as his Ek Tha Tiger broke into the 100-crore club in five days flat. (The film is the highest grosser of the year with worldwide collections of Rs 246 crore.)
With about a week to go for year-end, Dabangg 2 could be 2012âs ninth film in the 100-crore club, and Salmanâs fifth straight â a âhistoric recordâ as trade analyst Taran Adarsh puts it. Meanwhile, Aamirâs Talaash, which is still running in the theatres, has netted Rs 93.4 crore so far (by the end of the third week).
From one to two to five to eight [films], and from the Khans and Ajay Devgn to Hrithik Roshan to Akshay Kumar to Ranbir Kapoor â Bollywoodâs 100-crore club has only grown manifold. While the number of films making it to the figure has increased, the time taken to achieve the feat has gradually come down. At this rate, 2013 should have many more films and many more actors inhabiting this club which is fast losing its exclusivity.
Here are some factors at work:
Inflated Ticket Prices: The average ticket size at a multiplex today is Rs 140-150, compared to Rs 60-65 in single-screen theatres, according to BoxofficeIndia.com, a film trade portal. Prices at premium chains like Inox and PVR can be as high as Rs 300-350 on weekends (Friday-Sunday), which fetch almost 80% of theatrical revenues earned by a film. (The rest of the business happens during the âleanâ Monday-Thursday period.) On festive weekends, multiplex operators undertake a 10-15% hike in ticket prices. For 3D films, the rate is even higher. In big cities, single screen theatres, too, have increased ticket prices. For instance, the average ticket price across single screens in south Bombay is Rs 90-100.
Growth of Multiplexes: Multiplexes have grown phenomenally in the last five years and completely changed the dynamics of the film business. There are close to 1, 400 multiplex screens [India has a total of 12, 900 screens] which constitute nearly 70-75% of a filmâs box-office revenues. By 2015, the number of multiplex screens is estimated to rise to 1, 925, according to the FICCI-KPMG Report on the Indian Media and Entertainment industry. Despite high ticket prices, multiplexes have become a preferred choice for cine-goers; the variety of films on offer, a better viewing experience, food and beverage counters and gaming zones etc ensure that audiences keep coming back.
Digital Prints and Wider Releases: Both are correlated. With the adoption of digital technology, more and more screens in India are becoming digitised from analog. This is allowing producers to have a much wider release of their films with a massive number of prints. (Digital prints save costs and can be attained fast.) For instance, in 1995, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun released with 500 prints which was a landmark then; in 2009, 3 Idiots released with 1, 000 prints which was considered a huge number; in 2011, Eros released Ra.One in 3, 100 plus screens and in 2012, Yashraj released Ek Tha Tiger with 3, 400 prints in India and 500-600 prints overseas. This number will only grow and with releases getting wider by the day, sky-high theatrical revenues are becoming a routine of sorts.posting good deeds on social media good deeds go unpunished al capone good deeds good deeds good thoughts good deeds day 2013 good deeds actress good deeds scavenger hunt some good deeds what is the meaning of good deeds where to watch good deeds online free three good deeds all good deeds go unpunished good thoughts, good words, good deeds bohemian rhapsody the words "good words, good thoughts, good deeds" were used to sum up the view of morality of the good deeds go unpunished good deeds clip art tyler perry car in good deeds good deeds cast tyler perry good deeds tyler perry quotes tyler perrys movie good deeds what is the meaning of good deeds good deeds to do in islam good deeds poem bible verse good deeds in secret good deeds by hillary clinton russian car camera good deeds ring of good deeds stories on good deeds good deeds free movie online bdo ring of good deeds good deeds video synonyms for good deeds watch tyler perry's good deeds full movie tim tebow good deeds tyler perry's good deeds good deeds moving good words good thoughts good deeds good thoughts good words good deeds tattoo meaning of good deeds good thoughts, good words good deeds quote watch tyler perry good deeds good deeds and tyler perry no good deeds soundtrack good deeds 2012 soundtrack tyler perry new movie good deeds trailer the jewish requirement to love god and do good deeds daddy good deeds good deeds good thoughts good words colin kaepernick good deeds good deeds lowell ma good deeds soundtrack do good deeds quotes where was good deeds filmed necklace of good deeds bdo good deeds characters news good deeds doing good deeds meaning our good deeds are filthy rags good deeds streaming good people good deeds good deeds full movie tyler perry good deeds full movie 123movies good deeds free movie online good deeds essay good deeds center gulfport ms good thoughts good words good deeds bohemian rhapsody good deeds moving california do good deeds quotes good deeds bible scriptures good deeds movie download good deeds tyler perry torrent