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No one can forget the biggest clash of 2017 when two mighty films Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil released on the same day – 25th January. The crowd it attracted and the buzz it created in theatres were extraordinary.
Well, SRK’s Raees dominated the box office and became the first film of 2017 to enter the 100 crore club. Raees’ total is now 139 crore and with this number, it is the Highest Grosser of 2017. Kaabil is on 2nd spot and Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 has taken the 3rd spot in this list.
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The interesting thing is that Bollywood doesn’t have any mega stars’ films scheduled to release in next couple of months. March has a lot of content driven films which is good and same goes with April and May. There are two films which can make the box office stir excitingly and those are Baahubali 2 and Sachin: A Billion Dreams. These films have a strong chance to match Raees’ collections.
Baahubali 2’s buzz is already huge even before its trailer is released. The movie’s first part has given it an immense interest so it can break many records. A documentary on the best cricketer of in the history of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar can make wonders as millions of people are highly excited to watch their favorite cricketer on screen. If everything goes well, there is no limit what this movie can achieve. Having said these things, the audience response to their trailers still remains to be seen.
So, in the first half of this year, Raees has a big opportunity to stay at the top of the Highest Grosser of 2017’s list. After that, Salman Khan’s Tubelight is definitely going to shatter many box office records but we guess, till that time, Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees will stay on top.