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Chef is a disaster at box office as Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 makes Rs 116.18 cr

Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 is still ruling the theatres. It’s already in the Rs 100 crore club and at this rate, this may well become the biggest Bollywood hit of the year.

bollywood Updated: Oct 09, 2017 16:50 IST
HT Correspondent
Saif Ali Khan plays a divorcee in Chef and that was a trigger point for CBFC.
Saif Ali Khan plays a divorcee in Chef and that was a trigger point for CBFC.

The first weekend collection of Saif Ali Khan’s Chef is out and, as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film is off to a really bad start. In fact, at this point, it almost seems impossible for it to recover from the initial jolts. Chef has earned only Rs 4 crore in its first three days.

On the other hand, Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 is still ruling the theatres. It’s already in the Rs 100 crore club and at this rate, this may well become the biggest Bollywood hit of the year. So far, Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees holds the record of the highest earning film of the year with a tally of Rs 133 crore. The film earned Rs 18.10 crore in its second weekend, easily eclipsing Chef. The film’s total tally till now is Rs 116.18 crore, making it the seventh biggest hit of 2017. The film is expected to outrun Varun’s other superhit of 2017, Badrinath Ki Dulhania (Rs 116.60 crore), with its Monday collection.

Rajkummar Rao’s Newton, India’s official entry to the Oscars this year, is still going strong at the ticket window. The timely announcement served the film big time and it cashed in on the solid world of mouth after favourable reviews. Newton, that released on September 22, has garnered more than Rs 20 crore so far.

Given its small budget, these numbers are beyond expectations. This also makes it Rajkummar’s second hit in a row after Bareilly Ki Barfi.

These numbers are clear indicators that the audiences are also looking for content-driven films.