Biggest Hindi film opening of 2017 goes to a Telugu film which was dubbed in Hindi by the name of Baahubali- The Conclusion. This is the first time in the history of Hindi cinema when a dubbed film has had a response this tremendous not just with the over all collections but opening shows the anticipation audience had. Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai falls second in the category with a phenomenal opening of 33.75 crores. Cinema has had a extremely dry run on the box-office this year globally and especially in Hindi speaking markets. Trade was expecting a lot from Tiger and so far it has delivered with a strong word of mouth.
Despite of such high gross numbers and hiked up ticket rates, the opening of Tiger is marginally a little behind Sultan, which ended up being a blockbuster. One of the few saviors this year for audience and industry was Golmaal Again, which had the opening of 30.14 crores. Golmaal Again has earned more than 200 crores on box-office and blockbuster director Rohit Shetty didn’t disappoint after the unimpressive Dilwale. Ajay Devgan and the franchise had a very good day with their 4th film and now they have announced Golmaal 5 release date of which is not confirmed yet.
Lagging on fourth number is yet again Salman with Tubelight with the first day collection of 21.15 crores. There is a difference of 12 crores between Tiger and Tubelight despite of the fact that Tubelight was an Eid release. Salman owns Eid for past decade now and the opening this less remarks towards poorly volatile collection and promotion of the film. Even the die-hard Salman audience didn’t take much interest in Tubelight which made it a near flop benefiting marginally from it’s budget. At the number fifth we have the pleasure if having Shahrukh Khan’s Raees with first day opening of 20.42 crores. Shahrukh Khan fans should rejoice that he is on the list as Jab Harry met Sejal proved that his career is in jeopardy. A film with a superstar never stops below 70 crore like Jab Harry met Sejal did. Overall this has been a not so profitable year for Hindi cinema as footfalls in theaters are down.