Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is quickly emerging as one of the most consistent actors in the industry and also a ‘exhibitor favourite’ simply because he does more films than all the other top stars combined!
After delivering three consecutive hits last year – Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom – his first release of 2017, Jolly LLB 2, has emerged as the first ‘clean-hit’ of the year.
In Week 1, Jolly LLB 2 has collected Rs 77-78 crore. The film enters the second week of its run as the top choice in theatres. There are multiple releases this week – including ‘The Ghazi Attack’, ‘RunningShaadi.com’ and ‘Irada’ – but Jolly LLB 2 has more shows at multiplexes than the other three films combined.
This is likely to reflect in the box office collections too, as established films always tend to have an advantage over newer films that don’t have star-value.
Jolly LLB 2 will lead by a distance on Friday, while positive word-of-mouth could bring the other films closer on Saturday and Sunday.
Akshay Kumar’s winning streak at the box office:
Airlift – 129 crore (Super Hit)
Housefull 3 -109 crore (Hit)
Rustom – 128 crore (Super Hit)
Jolly LLB 2 – 110 to 115 crore expected (Hit)