Major Boxoffice Clashes
Next week Wanted and Dil Bole Hadippa will clash at boxoffice, This is boxoffice battle of Action Masala VS Musical drama, Salman VS Shahid. Who will score ? Both movies are leaving no stone unturn for promotion. We can see Wanted everywhere, and Wanted VS Dil Bole Hadippa stories on every other news channel. However Wanted has an edge over Dil Bole Hadippa in every department like star value(Salman is definetly much bigger than Shahid even after success of kaminey), Promotion, Wanted Promos are more appealing and stylish as well. Still Boxoffice is always very unpredictable, quality of products and their transformation into boxoffice collections is always an interesting case to study.
Lets have a look at some Major/Interesting clashes in the history of bollywood.
1. Dil VS Ghayal(1990) :
It was Aamir VS Sunny deol, Romance VS Action. Both were Superhits, However DIL has some Edge over Ghayal in terms of collections.
2. Raja hisdustani VS Ghatak (1996):
Again it was Aamir VS Sunny deol. It was again pleasant boxoffice clash. Raja Hisdutani was BlockBuster, while Ghatak was SemiHit.
3. Lagaan VS Gadar (2001):
Again Aamir VS Sunny deol. This time Sunny won in terms of boxoffice collections. Gadar was ATBB while Lagaan was SuperHit.
4. Om Shanti Om VS Saanwariya (2007):
It was SRK VS Newcomers (Ranbir and sonam). OSO Was SuperHit while Saanwariya was Flop.
5. Deewana mastana VS Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1997):
It was quite an interesting clash because captain of ship for both movies was common i.e. David dhawan. Another common thing was lead actress Juhi chawala common in both movies. It was first and last time in the history of bollywood that Two movies of same Director and Actress clash at boxoffice on same week.It was clash between David/Govinda/Anil kapoor/Juhi chawala VS David/Akshay kumar/Juhi chawala. At boxoffice Deewana Mastana was Semihit while Mr. and Mrs. khiladi was Average. However Mr. and Mrs. khiladi was Superhit later on Satellite channels and DVD circuits compared to Deewana Mastana which never appreciated after first round of release.
6. Teesri Aankh VS Desh premi (1982):
It was Dharmendra/ Shatrughan sinha VS Amitabh(double role). Amitabh was in peek during 1982, and Amitabh + Manmohan combo never went wrong till date. However this clash result in Desh Premi to sattle at SemiHit and Teesri aankh was Flop. However Desh Premi was effected more because of BlockBuster run of Namak Halaal released on immediate next week.
7. Sau Din Saas ke VS Karz (1980) :
Interesting aspect of this clash was that despite female oriented movie, Sau din saas ke got better opening at Boxoffice. However both did Below average business at boxoffice, Karz has got memorable status as Blockbuster musical. It would be hard to believe for today’s audience that Karz was Flop when it was first released.
8. Khakee VS Aitbaar(2004) :
Interesting aspect of this clash was common facrtor Amitabh bachchan. However this battle turns out to be one side affair, Khakee was winner with Above average performance while Aitbaar was total Washout. In long run, Khakee has even achieved cult status and touted as best cop movie.
9. Welcome VS Taare Zameen Par(2007) :
It was again pleasing clash of 2007 between Aamir and Akshay. While Welcome was multi-starrer commercial comedy movie, Taare zameen par was for kids with strong social message about dyslexia. Obviously opening was bound to be excellent for Welcome, However in long run both movies emerged as Huge Superhits with Taare zameen par achieved cult status.
* Interestingly All those clashes where both movies were successful has Aamir in one of them.