Year 2017 was highly bipolar for Hindi film industry where it witnessed few of the biggest hits of all time while simultaneously saw the massive disasters with superstars in it. To judge a film’s success by it’s box office is not the most practical way because screens increase every year in the country which means that latest films can get a wider release than the last one and so increases the box office collection. Since the multiplexes are opening up everywhere ticket prices are constantly increasing with the population of this country which gives an extra edge to new films in order of earning money.
Sholay, which is considered the most watched film of all time in Hindi cinema was released in 1975 on barely a couple of hundreds screens while a film like Baahubali was released on 7000+ screens with 200 times the ticket price hence it is not fair to only look at the numbers. Foot-fall counting is a procedure which deals with calculating the number of tickets sold for a film and it does not matter if the ticket rate was 1 rupee or 1000 rupee.
According to this calculation Baahubali:The Conclusion becomes the most foot-fall gathering film of 2017. Hype around that film was massive and it served the audience which is why a good number of people in this country put their money where their mouth is and saw this film in cinema for months. Following swiftly is Salman Khan’s career biggest blockbuster by the name of Tiger Zinda Hai which has earned more than 500 crores worldwide, which stands nothing in comparison to Baahubali but it’s not a joke. Ajay Devgn starrer franchise comedy Golmaal Again lies third in that list while the fourth stop is reserved by Shahrukh Khan starrer hit Raees. Last of them is Akshay Kumar starrer blockbuster Toilet-Ek Prem Katha which concludes the top 5 list.