2017 has proven to be a very dull year for Bollywood when it comes to initials. We are in the fifth month of the year and only two films have taken a good start in the morning shows.
Shahrukh Khan is going through a bad phase but almost all of his films have taken a very good start. His last release Raees clashed with Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil yet the film managed to get an excellent opening and remains the only film of 2017 to do so. The second is Varun Dhawan's Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
The rest of the films be it, Akshay Kumar's Jolly LLB 2, Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil or Shahid Kapoor's Rangoon, have struggled for initials. Though the former two managed to get a decent lifetime due to the positive word of mouth. But both stars have failed to attract the audience in big numbers.
It was Hindi dubbed Baahubali 2 which surprised everyone with the bumper opening. Another Hollywood film Fast and The Furious also managed very good opening. This shows that Bollywood films have lost the charm as most of the audience are not interested in watching the film on 1st day 1st shows and mainly rely on the word of mouth to come out.
It will be Salman Khan's Tubelight which is going to be the highest opener of the year from Bollywood. But it will be interesting to see if it can match the numbers of Baahubali 2.
|Tiger Zinda Hai||70%||Bumper|
|Shubh Mangal Saavdhan||12%||Poor|
|Toilet Ek Prem Katha||22%||Average|
|Jab Harry Met Sejal||35%||Good|
|Sachin A Billion Dreams||30%||Good|
|Meri Pyaari Bindu||15%||Poor|
|Badrinth Ki Dulhania||32%||Good|
|The Ghazi Attack||8%||Poor|
|Jolly LLB 2||30%||Average|