The year 2020 has been a rather disastrous year not only for the Indian film industry, but also for industries and markets around the world. While the lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating, film production and releases have taken a back seat. However, with the reopening of theaters to accommodate 50% occupancy, hopes that things will return to normal have sprouted. While there’s still a long way to go towards normalcy, 2020 is almost coming to an end, and with no major releases in sight, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest payoffs this year.
Interestingly, this is Ajay Devgn’s star – Saif Ali Khan Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior which leads the charge as the biggest grosser of 2020 collecting Rs. 279.55 cr. in the domestic market. In fact, the company of Tanhaji outperformed collections from other releases like the Tiger Shroff star Baaghi 3 which raised Rs. 93.37 cr. and 3d street dancer which raised Rs. 68.28 cr.
Top 3 Biggest Indian Box Office Gains of 2020
Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior – Rs. 279.55 cr.
Baaghi 3 – Rs. 93.37 cr.
3d street dancer – Rs. 68.28 cr.
If that wasn’t enough, Tanhaji also dominated the charts in overseas markets. Raise of Rs. 34.85 cr. Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior once again manages to beat Baaghi 3 which collected Rs. 25.9 cr. and 3d street dancer which raised Rs. 15.71 cr. to also become the highest overseas rude of 2020.
Top 3 Biggest Foreign Sales of 2020
Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior – 4.92 million USD [Rs. 34.85 cr.]
Baaghi 3 – 3.50 million USD [Rs. 25.9 cr.]
3d street dancer – 2.20 million USD [Rs. 15.71 cr.]
Another fact that Tanhaji succeeded is that the film managed to become Ajay Devgn’s first release to become the biggest hit of the year. While this feat was possible due to the ongoing storyline, especially with Ranveer Singh star 83 being postponed, it is surely a silver lining this year.
Top 10 highest annual earnings
2020 – Ajay Devgn – Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior
2019 – Hrithik Roshan / Tiger Shroff – War
2018 – Ranbir Kapoor – Sanju
2017 – Prabhas – Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion [Hindi dubbed] / Salman Khan – Tiger Zinda Hai
2016 – Aamir Khan – Dangal
2015 – Salman Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2014 – Aamir Khan – PK
2013 – Aamir Khan – Dhoom 3
2012 – Salman Khan – Ek Tha Tiger
2011 – Salman Khan – Bodyguard