Akshay Kumar continues his winning streak, delivers first clean-hit of 2017

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)
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  • Exhibitors favourite not simply because he does more films than others but also because he doesn’t need big festivals for release,also because he doesn’t need big director ,big heroine, big banner to succeed!!

  • And the future is really bright as he has not done a movie of universal appeal yet and the day he does his massive fan following will return combined with the regained trust of plexes…maybe Gold will be that movie just need a proper release period

  • SRK+Salman+Hrithik=4 Films this year
    Akshay=4 Films alone this year
    Jolly LLB 2-115 crores
    My predictions for his future films-
    Toilet-105 crores
    Robot 2.0-180 crores (Only Hindi) (Could be 400crores combined)
    Padman-90 crores
    With this film I believe Akshay has established himself as the biggest crowdpuller after Khans!!!
    Thanks!

  • Akki Paji Rocks…Now If Toilet Ek Prem katha Collect 100Cr then am Sure 2.O MoviE Create Some Unbrockalble records in North India..for sure

  • Tøilet will get tax free…so 100+ confirm..
    Robot 2.0 definitely 150+ and blockbustre in overseas…
    Padman will do much more b’coz it will c0me after 2.0..
    Then crack ,gold & akki+sallu+ karan..
    In 2018 he may diliver 3 m0viez of 200+…

  • @indicine I still do not agree with you on providing actual figures for some movies and your own figures for some movies. You are making it worse and it will make you sound bias.

    If you notice Kaabil, Raees, PRDP, Shivaay, Krishh – all big and wide releases when they released. Trade has been good at predicting/estimating numbers for smaller releases. But when the number of screens were more than ever, Trade has been wrong. Also note, that when there is a clash big films take away theatres of regional films. So trade does not include these screens during their estimates.

    Based on the pattern, the next so-called “inflated” figure will be one or more of these films.. Tubelight, SRK-Imtiaz film, Tiger Zinda Hai, Golmaal Again, 2.0, Baahubali 2… Not because they will inflate figures, but because trade will again fail in their estimates. and then the blame would be on producers that they inflated figures. These films will have the widest release.

    Raees + Kaabil released on 5800 screens.. Jolly LLB2 released on 3400 screens. For a film with 3400 screens trade analysts provide approximate figures. Some of them go horribly wrong even here. So how can you expect the Trade Analysts to predict for 5800 screens and divide them in 2 films accurately? They go wrong and blame it on producers.

    You and other TA’s have been around for 10 years or so. But the people producing films have been here for 25 years or more. So take this advise and don’t get influenced by other TA’s. Stick to producer figures.

    I believe you should stick to producer figures and do what you were doing good. Coz the current strategy of yours will again go horribly wrong and criticized for next big film as well.

  • Akshay kumar was not in fvt actor list but from 2016 he is one of my fvt actor now. May his film choices will be more good .
    He is giving good cinema movies.
    For me
    Today akshay salman and aamir are giving realy fresh movies

  • Is the HIT MACHINE is back? Not yet.
    Picture to abhi shuru hui hai !
    Congrats to the real hero of the common man.

  • @indicine… Lol Rustom had budget of 70 crs and collected just 128 whereas Sultan & Dangal with same Budget scored 300 & 385………… So how can u say that he is exbtrs or distrbtrs fav ?! Combined Budget of these films are more than 250 crs and collection is below 500 crs where as Dangal, PK with less than 250 crs have crossed 700 crs and BB & Sultan with 150 crs crossed 600 crs… don’t try to please Akshay fans by writing Funny lines. it doesn’t suit on dear.

  • Mind you If SRK keeps on dissapointing and Akki keeps on satisfying, very soon Akki films will get better initials than SRK.

    @Indicine pls give trade figs of Raees till Monday, from Monday onwards RCE manipulated so from then u can adjust it. But every trade sites say Raees day 1 20.4 cr only, even BOI

    So for Jolly LLB2 day 1 u are following producers-13.5cr
    So for Kaabil u are following trade figs dday 1-8.5 cr
    So for Raees day 1, why your figs?? Isnt this sheer biasness??

  • U cant compare sachin and ganguly

    Everyone wants sachin to hit 100 but people got happy with 40 or 50 of ganguly, because they thats the potential of ganguly

    Here salman is sachin and akki is ganguly

    This year salman could hit 1300 cr in single year and who knows if tubelight clicks in china then u just cant imagine the figures..

  • Superb article he is favorite of exhibitor & producer his film budget is controlled . If his film collect about 80 core it won’t be flop because of budget his film get at least above average verdict means successful . I think Akki gaining trust from multiplex audience then he will definetly will do class & mass film then film will do more business . I am proud of u Akki sir .

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