Nine months after the release of Raees, Bollywood finally has a film which has managed to go past its lifetime business. The Shah Rukh Khan starrer had netted Rs. 137.51 crore on its Republic Day weekend release and now Dusshehra release Judwaa 2 has gone past that number during its fourth week. The film currently stands at Rs. 137.81 crore and should eventually wrap up around the Rs. 139 crore mark.
This is how the three highest grossers of 2017 currently stand like:
Judwaa 2 – Rs. 137.81 crore (still running)
Raees – Rs. 137.51 crore
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha – Rs. 134.25 crore
While Judwaa 2 comes from the house of Sajid Nadiadwala who collaborated with Fox, Raees was a Shah Rukh Khan and Excel production. On the other hand Toilet – Ek Prem Katha had Akshay Kumar, KriArj, Viacom, Abundantia and Neeraj Pandey joining hands.
For the team of Judwaa 2, this is a huge win indeed since it has managed to surpass the score of nothing less than a Shah Rukh Khan starrer. That too when there were other big films like Salman Khan‘s Tubelight and Shah Rukh Khan’s own Jab Harry Met Sejal release over a period of time as well. Varun Dhawan has challenged the big boys in their own arena and first he made a steady progress with his own Badrinath Ki Dulhania and now with Judwaa 2 he has crossed further frontiers.
That said, this record may be short-lived though since Golmaal Again has taken a huge opening as well and the manner in which the Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty film is going currently, it could well challenge Judwaa 2 for the biggest grosser milestone in a matter of a couple of weeks itself.