'Judwaa 2' box office: Varun Dhawan gets his second hit of the year

Oct 03, 2017, 09:30 IST | Sonil Dedhia

'Judwaa 2' crosses Rs 50-crore mark over opening weekend, gives Varun Dhawan his second hit of the year

Though only nine films old, Varun Dhawan is quickly becoming one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood. In a year that has witnessed several big-ticket films of superstars tanking at the box office, Dhawan's latest release Judwaa 2 has brought in respite for the industry. A remake of the Salman Khan-starrer, Judwaa, David Dhawan's 2017 directorial raked in Rs 59.25 crore over the opening weekend.

Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez in Judwaa 2
Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez in Judwaa 2

This marks the all-time highest weekend collections for Dhawan's solo release so far. Not just that, with Judwaa 2, the youngster has registered his second consecutive hit of the year after Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, "The film has already recovered its costs and I won't be surprised if it manages to collect R100 crore in its first week." It should be noted that Judwaa 2 also enjoyed the advantage of an extended weekend on account of Gandhi Jayanti yesterday. It should translate into strong numbers on Monday too.

Distributor-exhibitor Akshaye Rathi says, "The popularity of the original film created curiosity about this version. But above all, it has established Varun as a pan-India star." Mehra seconds Rathi's opinion, saying, "He is the only actor among the younger lot who hasn't given a flop. He has understood the pulse of the audience."

Rs 59cr
Approx. earnings of Judwaa 2 over the opening weekend

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