Varun Dhawan-starrer Judwaa 2, second-highest 2017 grosser after Baahubali 2
David Dhawan's Judwaa 2, starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Taapsee Pannu, has emerged as the second highest grossing film of 2017, after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. After four weeks, the movie's domestic collection stands Rs. 137.81cr. Judwaa 2, the remake of Salman Khan's 1997 hit Judwaa, is still going strong despite stiff competition from some recent big banner releases. Read more!
Movie critic, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets Judwaa2's box-office trajectory
#Judwaa2...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 23, 2017
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.
Good numbers in fourth weekend
At a time when many commercial/big-budget films were failing at the box-office, Judwaa 2 broke the jinx, collecting nearly Rs. 100cr in the first week itself. Though biggies like Secret Superstar and Golmaal Again were released, Judwaa 2 collected Rs. 63L in its fourth weekend.
Crossed lifetime collection of SRK's crime drama Raees
Judwaa 2's collections in India surpassed the lifetime collections of Shah Rukh Khan's Raees (Rs. 137.51cr) as well as Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. The film's success comes as good news to the makers, who had big shoes to fill with the remake of Judwaa, one of Salman Khan's biggest hits. Varun Dhawan earlier said Judwaa 2 was a tribute to Salman.
Varun Dhawan's unbelievable track record of 9 consecutive hits
The box-office success of Judwaa 2 marks Varun Dhawan's second Rs. 100cr blockbuster in 2017. It is the second hit movie by the actor this year, after Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya. He has delivered nine back-to-back hits so far. Last week, Varun Dhawan became the youngest Bollywood celebrity ever to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds' Hong Kong museum.
Varun Dhawan on Judwaa 2's success
"It feels amazing. I am very grateful to the audience and everyone else. I am very happy for the fraternity - distributors and the exhibitors; and the fact that people have come back to the theatres to watch movies, which is a very good sign."