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Corona pandemic has taken the sheen away from Bollywood. If the first quarter of 2020 was in any case the lowest since a very long time with just one major grosser [Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior] and another prospective grosser [Baaghi 3] seeing an aborted run, the second and the third quarter practically went without release. That said, now with theatres set to open again in October, all eyes are on Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh’s ‘83 and John Abraham’s Mumbai Saga thay are expected to release before end of year.

Let’s take a look at how Bollywood has performed since 2011 with its overall box office haul, count of centuries and other notable successes.

2020 – 785 crores (so far)

Century makers – Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior

Other major grossers – Baaghi 3

Notable successes – Street Dancer 3D, Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan, Malang

Future releases that could bring in moolah: Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh’s ’83 and John Abraham’s Mumbai Saga

It would still be impossible to beat the 2011 haul of 1700 crores as that would require around 1000 crores more to come in and that too in just two and a half months (after theaters open on 15th October) with just 50% occupancy.

2019 – 4380 crores

Century makers – War, Kabir Singh, Uri – The Surgical Strike, Bharat, Housefull 4, Mission Mangal, Good Newwz, Kesari, Total Dhamaal, Chhichhore, Dabangg 3, Saaho [Hindi], Super 30, Dream Girl, Gully Boy, Bala, De De Pyaar De

Other major grossers – Batla House, Pati Patni aur Woh, Luka Chuppi, Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi, Badla, Article 15

Notable successes – Marjaavaan, Mardaani 2, The Accidental Prime Minister, The Tashkent Files

2018 – 3587 crores

Century makers – Sanju, Padmaavat, Simmba, 2.0 (Hindi), Race 3, Baaghi 2, Thugs of Hindostan (though flop), Badhaai Ho, Stree, Raazi, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Gold, Raid

Other major grossers – Veere Di Wedding, PadMan, Satyameva Jayate, Sui Dhaaga – Made In India, Andhadhun, Dhadak, Kedarnath, Parmanu – The Story of Pokharan

Notable successes – 102 Not Out, Hichki, KGF [Hindi]

2017 – 3181 crores

Century makers – Baahubali 2 [Hindi], Tiger Zinda Hai, Golmaal Again, Judwaa 2, Raees, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Tubelight (though flop), Jolly LLB 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kaabil

Other major grossers – Fukrey Returns, Hindi Medium, Secret Superstar

Notable successes – Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Sachin – A Billion Dreams, Mom, Naam Shabana, Tumhari Sulu, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Newton, The Ghazi Attack, Lipstick Under My Burkha

2016 – 2985 crores

Century makers – Dangal, Sultan, M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story, Airlift, Rustom, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Housefull 3, Shivaay

Other major grossers – Baaghi, Neerja, Kapoor & Sons, Dishoom, Dear Zindagi, Pink, Udta Punjab

Notable successes – Ki & Ka, Happy Bhag Jayegi

2015 – 3000 crores

Century makers – Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bajirao Mastani, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Dilwale, Baahubali [Hindi], ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2

Other major grossers – Welcome Back, Baby, Singh Is Blinng, Gabbar Is Back, Piku, Dil Dhadakne Do, Drishyam, Tamasha, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2

Notable successes – Hate Story 3, Badlapur, Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, Talvar, Dum Laga Ke Haisha

2014 – 3010 crores

Century makers – PK, Kick, Happy New Year, Bang Bang, Singham Returns, Jai Ho, Holiday, Ek Villain, 2 States

Other major grossers – Gunday, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, Entertainment, Mary Kom, Queen, Haider

Notable successes – Main Tera Hero, Heropanti, Ragini MMS 2, Yaariyan, Hate Story 2

2013 – 3100 crores

Century makers – Dhoom: 3, Krrish 3, Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ram Leela, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Grand Masti, Race 2

Other major grossers – Special 26, R… Rajkumar, Raanjhanaa

Notable successes – ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, Kai Po Che, Shuddh Desi Romance, Fukrey, Jolly LLB, The Lunchbox, Table No. 21, 

2012 – 2603 crores

Century makers – Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Rowdy Rathore, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Housefull 2, Agneepath, Barfi!, Son of Sardaar, Bol Bachchan

Other major grossers – Talaash, OMG Oh My God!, Cocktail, Raaz 3, Student of the Year

Notable successes – Jannat 2, Vicky Donor, Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum, Khiladi 786, Kahaani, ABCD – Any Body Can Dance, Ishaqzaade, Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, Heroine, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, English Vinglish, Jism 2, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, 1920 Evil Returns

2011 – 1700 crores

Century makers – Bodyguard, Ready, Ra. One, Don 2, Singham

Other major grossers – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, The Dirty Picture

Notable successes – Rockstar, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Delhi Belly, Murder 2, Double Dhamaal, Tanu Weds Manu, Haunted – 3D, No One Killed Jessica, Ragini MMS