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Bollywood's BIGGEST OPENINGS for 'A' Films

June 26, 2019 09:52 IST

Not only has Kabir Singh given Shahid Kapoor the biggest opening of his career, the film also enjoys the biggest opening weekend for an 'A' certified film.

Since adult films restrict the audience viewership and keep families out, these films have to struggle harder to fill theatres.

As Kabir Singh races ahead for superhit status, Joginder Tuteja looks back at the biggest opening earnings for Bollywood's adult films in the recent past.

 

Grand Masti
Box office opening collection: Rs 40.50 crore

The fact that 'A' rated films do not enjoy big openings can be seen from the fact that before Kabir Singh, the biggest opening weekend was scored by Grand Masti in 2013.

This is the only 'A' rated film so far to enter the Rs 100 crore club.

 

Satyameva Jayate
Box office opening collection: Rs 37.62 crore

Satyameva Jayate could have scored a century in its lifetime run, but it folded up with Rs 90 crore.

The terrific opening was thanks to the Independence Day holiday weekend that it released on.

Also, Director Milap Zaveri's action drama had it all -- blood, violence, masala and John Abraham.

 

Veere Di Wedding
Box office opening collection: Rs 36.52 crore

Starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania, Veere Di Wedding had expletives, sex and mastrubation, and left urban audiences impressed.

 

Raaz 3
Box office opening collection: Rs 35.05 crore

There was a time when horror movies used to do well.

Raaz 3 is the last film in this genre to enjoy a good run at the box office.

Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta came together in this 3D horror thriller, which had some good music.

 

The Dirty Picture
Box office opening collection: Rs 32.7 crore

When Ekta Kapoor decided to bring on the 'entertainment, entertainment and entertainment', Director Milan Luthria and his leading lady Vidya Balan complied.

A biopic of southern siren Silk Smitha, this film was peppered by sex and sensuality.

Chartbuster music further ensured that the film emerged a huge success.

 

Shootout at Wadala
Box office opening collection: Rs 30.7 crore

Sanjay Gupta made his comeback as a director with the John Abraham starrer Shootout at Wadala.

An action-packed slick entertainer with good dialogues, the film told the story of the Mumbai underworld.

 

Hate Story 3
Box office opening collection: Rs 26.82 crore

Bollywood's only certified erotic thriller franchise was kick-started by Vikram Bhatt, but it saw its crowning glory with third film in the series.

The Vishal Pandya directed film not only opened well and also enjoyed a good lifetime run.

Zarine Khan and Daisy Shah sizzled in this film, and how!

 

Ragini MMS 2
Box office opening collection: Rs 24.5 crore

Ekta Kapoor has quite a few 'A' films to her credit, and Ragini MMS 2 is another such offering from her.

After Jism 2, Sunny Leone managed an even bigger success with Ragini MMS 2, which had a heady cocktail of sex, horror and chartbuster music.

The smash hit song Baby Doll further helped this film.

 

Murder 2
Box office opening collection: Rs 22.35 crore

Emraan Hashmi had another big hit to his name with the horror movie, Murder 2.

Jacqueline Fernandez co-starred in the film, but she has never repeated the genre.

JOGINDER TUTEJA
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