The 1st day of a movie dictates its fate when critics and audience give their ratings. These ratings combined with the Word of Mouth drive its weekend collection. But what after that? Weekends are normally off days. So even a movie with decent rating performs well at the box office. The most crucial test lies in its First Monday Performance.

First Monday – a Crucial Test

Many a time, bigger stars release their movies near holidays. That means either the First Monday or the First Tuesday come out to be an off day. In that scenario, the movie is expected to perform as good as on its weekend. The movie gets the leverage of an extended weekend. This, in turn, drive their box office collections speedily. The major test of a movie lies when the Monday comes out to be a working day.

Importance of Having High First Monday Collection

The Word of Mouth and Positive Critics Reviews drive the lifetime collection of a movie. But even after good ratings and reviews, the movie fails to perform excellently on box office. Then how Monday ensures that movie is a hit or flop? When the movie makes the total First Monday Collection of around 50% compared to its opening day, the movie is an average and likely to be a semi-hit at the box office. If its collection is around 60-65%, the movie is a super hit. And if the collection exceeds that of its 1st day, the movie is an all-time blockbuster.

Let’s see which all movies have continued to fare well on their First Monday. Here are the top 25 movies with their Highest First Monday Collection.

RankMovieRelease DateBOTY ScoreCollections
Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion28 Apr, 201789₹40 cr
Tiger Zinda Hai22 Dec, 201770₹36.5 cr
Krrish 31 Nov, 201365₹35.91 cr
Bajrangi Bhaijaan8 Jul, 201575₹27.05 cr
Dangal23 Dec, 201685₹25.69 cr
Dhoom 320 Dec, 201369₹21.7 cr
PK19 Dec, 201477₹21.22 cr
Tubelight23 Jun, 201760₹19.09 cr
Judwaa 229 Sep, 201763₹18 cr
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil28 Oct, 201665₹17.75 cr
Golmaal Again20 Oct, 201762₹16.04 cr
Sultan6 Jul, 201672₹16 cr
Padmaavat25 Jan, 201868₹15 cr
Singham Returns15 Aug, 201460₹14.78 cr
Race 315 Jun, 201855₹14.24 cr
Baby23 Jan, 201571₹12.9 cr
Chennai Express9 Aug, 201354₹12.62 cr
Ra One26 Oct, 201153₹12.5 cr
Baaghi 230 Mar, 201865₹12.10 cr
Badrinath Ki Dulhania10 Mar, 201762₹12.08 cr
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha11 Aug, 201775₹12 cr
Shivaay28 Oct, 201663₹11.50 cr
Golmaal 35 Nov, 201057₹10.50 cr
Ek Tha Tiger15 Aug, 201258₹10.45 cr
Jab Tak Hai Jaan13 Nov, 201270₹10.20 cr
Colour - BOTY Score Range 80-100
70-80
60-70
Below 60

What is BOTY Score?

BOTY Score is a carefully evaluated rating assigned to every movie in BestoftheYear.in Database. The Score is calculated by averaging ratings from major critics, active BOTY members and other user reviews.


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*All Figures are in crore rupees and have been rounded off to nearest sensible value.