Star power weakens in Bollywood box Office, new crop Of actors The silver liningmoneycontrol.Com #Box_OfficeFebruary 11, 2019
But in 2018, the new crop of stars were the silver lining.
According to a Kotak Institutional Equities (KIE) report, contributions of the four biggies of Bollywood — Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar — dropped to 23 percent of top 25 movies’ NBOC (Net Box Office Collection) from 45-50 percent (2012-2016).
The newer stars more than doubled their share in 2018 box office collection of the top 25 movies from 23 percent in 2016.
Their share stood at 22 percent in 2017.
On the other hand, old stars had dominated the box office space in 2016 and 2017 as their contributions in net box office collection of top 25 films were 52 and 36 percent, respectively.
For many years, the net domestic box office collection (NBOC) of the top 25 movies was led by the top five movies.
This means that top 25 movies grew 15 percent in 2018, which was driven by movies in the 6-25 ranking which grew 37 percent year-on-year.
Last year, the film bucket of top 6-25 showed solid growth after a few stagnant years.
In the 6-25 bucket, Baaghi 2, Baadhai Ho, Raazi, Stree made it to the list.
Last year, when films like Zero, Thugs of Hindostan and Race 3 couldn’t stand strong at the box office, it signaled to a trend that while star power is still relevant, it is not the only criteria for a successful film.