Bollywood box-office in April: Varun Dhawan starrer October revives an otherwise dull month

Tiger Shroff in a still from the action flick Baaghi 2. Starring debutant Ishaan Khatter in the lead role, the film served a very niche audience and went pretty much unnoticed at the box office. With a collection of Rs 94.30 crore at the Indian box office in just three days, Avengers: Infinity War is on its way to become the fastest Hollywood film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark. Actor Varun Dhawan who has enjoyed a reputation for being one of the industry’s most bankable actors for long decided to step away from his commercial image with Shoojit Sircar’s October. 2018-05-01T14:32:48+05:30″>
Updated: May 1, 2018 2:32:48 pm

Here’s how Bollywood films have performed at the theatres in April. Receiving mixed reviews from critics, the Abhinay Deo directorial landed a decent total of Rs 20.20 crore. It has minted a total of Rs 162.97 crore so far and is now 2018’s third film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark, after Padmaavat and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Among Hollywood releases, the prominent releases included Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage. Though Dhawan was able to bowl the critics over with his laudable performance in the film, looks like he didn’t leave his fans as impressed. However, the month’s dominating force remained Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani starrer Baaghi 2. Even Johnson’s action flick managed to rake in Rs 26.55 crore at the theatres. Bollywood’s highest collection for the month came with Varun Dhawan’s October which earned a little less than Rs 45 crore in its run of two weeks. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Actor Varun Dhawan in a still from October. Similar was the fate meted out to Abhay Deol’s horror comedy Nanu Ki Janu, Tabu and Manoj Bajpai’s thriller Missing, Sudhir Mishra’s reverse retelling of Devdas titled Daas Dev. Bollywood has often boasted of two kinds of films at the theatres – one, the commercial crowd pleasers and second, the unconventional films. Yes, October’s Rs 44.10 crore marks the lowest collection in Varun Dhawan’s filmography so far. The month’s first major release was Irrfan Khan’s Blackmail which hit the theatres on April 6. Irrfan Khan in a still from Abhinay Deo’s Blackmail. The theatres also saw acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds on the 20th of this month. Having hit the theatres on March 30, Ahmed Khan’s Baaghi 2 continued to set the cash registers ringing all through April. With a considerable lack of massy entertainers this April, the fourth month of 2018 proved to be a dull period for the Indian box office.