As the day 1 box office collection of Salman Khan’s Tubelight came out, speculations are being made whether the Salman Khan's flagship flick will manage to hop the highest grosser bandwagon for the year 2017. With the tremendous earnings of Baahubali: The Conclusion, it is next to impossible for a Bollywood film to cross that benchmark. But they can certainly join the league for sure. Kabir Khan’s Tubelight is said to be the lowest Eid-opening for superstar Salman Khan’s movie in the past few years. Bajrangi Bhaijaan continues to be the highest opener at Rs. 27.25 crore on box office. But despite the numbers, Tubelight is the second best opening after Raees for year 2017. Let’s have a look at 5 best openers of Bollywood in 2017, as tweeted by Taran Adarsh:
Baahubali: The Conclusion
The film enjoys the status of being the highest grosser plus highest opener. There are no qualms why this Rajamouli magnum opus is the constant on its position of being ‘Numero Uno’ in Indian cinema. The Prabhas-starrer film managed to rake in a massive amount of Rs. 41 crore on its opening day itself, being the highest opener in 2017.
Although, the film faced a clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil, it came out to be a clear winner. The Shah Rukh Khan-starrer film is said to be the second-best opener after Baahubali: The Conclusion, even though the difference is huge. The difference between the opening day collection of Raees and Tubelight is not much, but the Salman Khan film trails behind by a few numbers.
Even after the tepid reviews, Tubelight managed to enter the highest opener club for 2017. Salman Khan fans saw the actor in the newest light ever. In the film, Salman shredded his macho-image and instead played a role which had a depth of character. It earned Rs. 21.15 crore on its opening day, however the numbers are said to increase after the coming Monday.
Jolly LLB 2
The second part of Jolly LLB franchise, which starred Akshay Kumar is one of the most important movies of the year 2017. Akshay Kumar was immensely lauded for his performance as a lawyer in the movie. On its opening day, it managed to rake in Rs. 13.20 crore on box office. The film collected ₹13.40 crores from overseas during first week which is second highest for a Bollywood film of 2017.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania
The full entertainer Badrinath Ki Dulhania is the second part to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The film earned Rs. 125.25 crore in its first week itself making it the fourth highest Indian first week collecting movie in 2017. Let’s see if Salman Khan’s Tubelight makes it up to the list of highest Indian first week collecting movie in 2017, or not.
Tubelight is a Kabir Khan directorial movie which features Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Matin Rey Tangu and Zhu Zhu in the lead roles. The movie was released on 23rd June, 2017.