Judwaa 2 is 2017’s biggest Hindi hit, Varun Dhawan trumps Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan

Judwaa 2 box office collection has touched Rs 137 crore, making Varun Dhawan film the biggest earner of 2017 in Bollywood. Baahubali 2, originally made in Telugu, continues to be the biggest hit of the year with over Rs 1700 crore BO collection worldwide.

bollywood Updated: Oct 23, 2017 12:24 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 has created history by becoming the highest Hindi grosser of 2017. The film is a retread of Judwaa starring Salman Khan.

Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 has become the highest Hindi grosser of 2017 on Sunday after collecting Rs 137 crore at the box office. The film, also starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles, comes second only to Baahubali: The Conclusion - the Prabhas-starrer that set new box office records earlier this year. While the film collected over Rs 1700 crore worldwide, its dubbed Hindi version went on to earn Rs 510 crore approximately.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures Monday morning and wrote, “#Judwaa2 is now the SECOND HIGHEST GROSSER of 2017 *so far*, after #Baahubali2... Crosses lifetime biz of #Raees and #ToiletEkPremKatha...#Judwaa2...Week 1: ₹ 98.08 cr, Week 2: ₹ 27.76 cr, Week 3: ₹ 11.34 cr, Weekend 4: ₹ 63 lakhs. Total: ₹ 137.81 cr. India biz. SUPERHIT.”

Judwaa 2 is a remake of Salman Khan’s 1997 hit comedy that featured Karisma Kapoor and Rambha in lead roles. Both Judwaa and Judwaa 2 were directed by David Dhawan. Salman also made a guest appearance in Varun Dhawan’s film.

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees made a lifetime collection of Rs 128 crore while Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha earned Rs 132 crore.

The top five grossers for 2017 so far have been: Judwaa 2 (Rs 137 crore), Toilet Ek Prem Katha (Rs 132 crore), Raees (Rs 128 crore), Tubelight (Rs 114 crore) and Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya (Rs110 crore).

(Collection figures courtesy Box Office India)

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First Published: Oct 23, 2017 12:22 IST