Post by dnkdreamz on Jun 26, 2017 23:38:54 GMT -8
Regarding BO collection, I don't bother about it much but after Bahubali, I believe people should just STOP talking about number games, Eid/Diwali/Christmas, holidays, weekends, screen count, clash etc. It's clear that the true capacity of how much a movie can collect is far more than what the superstar movies have been collecting so far which includes Salman, SRK and Aamir's movies.
Its like Avatar. The story was very basic, with B actors but the canvas, the presentation and the hype of "once in a lifetime" movie resulted in it out-grossing all movies and becoming the biggest Hollywood movie of all time earning 2.78 billion. This was back in 2009. Movies today are still struggling to get close to it or even break the 2 billion barrier. Heck, they even struggle to reach Titanic's non-inflated 2.2bn also which was released 20 years back. Doesn't mean that they are under performing and not hitting the right capacity. Its simply too difficult to get that perfect combination going for a movie. If anyone is going to break this, it will probably be James Cameron himself with Avatar 2. Or it might be broken 5-10 years from now based purely on inflation
I think you didn't get my point. If we want to see quality movies, it can come with a low budget movie as well which may not collect more than 50 crores. I didn't compare specifically Bahubali with any of the movies in Bollywood, neither I said any movie is under performing or Bahubali is the best movie made in India just based on the BO collection. I just said, there is bigger space which Bollywood has never really tried to capture. A lot of factors may be in favor of Bahubali but a lot of factors were against it too (No known faces to the Hindi audience, no good music, No holiday release etc.). I am not trying to justify but just trying to balance the factors. My concern is, when we talk about BO, Bollywood has been mostly playing it safe so far and the growth in income has been more dependent on increase in multiplexes, number of screens, higher ticket prices etc. but not by attracting new audiences to the theaters. Why didn't someone from Bollywood take the chance to make a film like Bahubali ? Like SRK has been saying for long if you don't adapt to technology, one day Hollywood would eat into the Bollywood business. He was right because Hollywood movies were already doing great in India and Junglebook did almost 200 crores in India last year. I think now the south (Tamil/Telugu) are looking equally dangerous for Hindi films. As you said the Khans have been Superstars for decades, so it's their responsibility to give something bigger and better, bring in new audience in India to the theaters and don't just play safe with only their target audience/fans.
Anyway, my point was for the fans and fan wars where fans are fighting everyday saying this movie did 10 crores more than that movie in a weekend so, this star is number 1 and other fan camp defends by saying it was a clash. So, all these constant talks about number games, holiday release, screen count etc is a waste of time when you see that there is a lot more which could be achieved. For example, now Tubelight failed and non Salman fans will say he is finished, when Tiger Zinda Hai releases and if it crosses 300 crores (TZH will have Salman in his safe zone), Salman fans will say he is the only mega star. So, my appeal was to the fans to see the reality.