It seems Varun Dhawan has made it his mission to better himself in such a way that he manages to beat the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan. We already told you how his Badrinath Ki Dulhania has recorded the highest first Monday collection in 2017 beating films like Kaabil, Raees and Jolly LLB 2. Now, it has managed to defeat them again. By earning Rs. 4.21 crore, Varun’s film has managed to earn the best second Friday collection of this year.
Taran Adarsh shared the figures saying, “#BadrinathKiDulhania braves multiple new films, yet dominates the BO… [Week 2] Fri 4.21 cr. Total: ? 77.87 cr. India biz.” He also predicted a rise in collections on Saturday and Sunday as it has squashed all the new releases of this Friday. So you can expect some more money. Now, Jolly LLB 2 on its Second Friday had earned Rs. 4.14 crore, Raees Rs. 2.80 and Kaabil Rs. 2. 51 crore. Clearly, Badrinath Ki Dulhania has become bigger than all the biggies that released this year.
Now to be fair to everyone concerned, Raees and Kaabil clashed at the box office on January 25. So they didn’t enjoy a solo release to cash on or huge screen count. In that scenario, both the films have earned pretty well. But Jolly LLB 2 had a solo release and had no big film to contest with in the coming days. In that context, Varun’s film has definitely usurped Jolly LLB 2 from its position. Guess that’s what happens when audience takes an immense liking to the film.
If we talk about the first Monday contest, Varun had left all three of them behind. Badrinath Ki Dulhania earned Rs 12.08 crore while Raees made Rs 8.25 crore, Jolly LLB 2 Rs 7.26 crore and Kaabil Rs 6.04 crore. Obviously, Badrinath could manage this because its first Monday was a holiday (Holi). But it doesn’t discount the fact that the film was successful in getting people to theatres even on a festival day. If the movie wasn’t that good, it wouldn’t have collected such great numbers.