The first quarter of 2019 has been a very productive year for Bollywood when it comes to the box office. We already have a Rs 200 crore grosser with no A-lister in the cast in Uri - The Surgical Strike. Ranveer Singh continues his fine form at the box office with the success of Gully Boy. Akshay Kumar's Kesari proved that audiences are still in the mood for nationalist movies presented through larger-than-life period pieces. And Ajay Devgn's Total Dhamaal showed us that the viewers love a good barrel of laughs even if the critics look the other way round. Small-budget films like Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's Luka Chuppi and Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu's Badla also did well. Kesari Box Office Collection Day 15: Akshay Kumar's Period War Drama Becomes His Second Highest Grossing Film After 2.0, Rakes in Rs 135.52 Crore.
The period from January to March 2019 was also disappointing for movies like Sonchiriya, Mere Pyare Prime Minister, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga that despite getting good reviews, failed to do magic at the box office. This quarter belonged to Uri, directed by Aditya Dhar, that worked thanks to public's curiosity over the surgical strikes and getting the ruling party ministers to praise about the movie, earned the film more brownie points.
So as a recap, let's look at the seven biggest hits of the quarter, ranked from the highest grossing to the lowest! (Collections sourced from Bollywood Hungama)
#1 Uri - The Surgical Strike
Box Office Collections: Rs 245.36 crore
#2 Total Dhamaal
Box Office Collections: Rs 153.58 crore
#3 Gully Boy
Box Office Collections: Rs 139.93 crore
Box Office Collections: Rs 135.52 crore
#5 Luka Chuppi
Box Office Collections: Rs 92.73 crore
#6 Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi
Box Office Collections: Rs 92.19 crore (the movie still falls short of its reported budget of Rs 130 crore
Box Office Collections: Rs 83.69 crore
The second quarter of 2019 also has biggies coming up like the Kalank, Student of the Year 2, De De Pyaar De, Bharat and so on. Of course, who can forget Avengers: EndGame that is expected to do roaring business in India, after its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War broke all records when it comes to Hollywood films releasing in India.