February 21, 2017 9:16:15 pm
While the rest of Bollywood kept its race at the box office, sometimes cribbing about the clashes, and at the other times, struggling to cope with the tough competition, Akshay Kumar’s tally with numbers continues to remain strong. Jolly LLB 2, which is the actor’s first release of 2017, crossed Rs 100-crore mark on Tuesday. The film collected a total of Rs 100.37 crore by Tuesday, happily trumping this week’s releases such as The Ghazi Attack, Irada and Running Shaadi. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Wednesday, “#JollyLLB2 crosses ₹ 100 cr on Day 12… [Week 2] Fri 4.14 cr, Sat 6.35 cr, Sun 7.24 cr, Mon 2.48 cr, Tue 2.45 cr. Total: ₹ 100.37 cr.”
Jolly LLB 2 has ensured that Akshay Kumar comes at par with Shah Rukh Khan with yet another feat. With this film, Akshay has equalled SRK’s record of seven Rs 100-crore films. His earlier movies crossing this mark are Rustom, Airlift, Housefull 3, Housefull 2, Holiday and Rowdy Rathore.
Jolly LLB 2 also stars Annu Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Saurabh Shukla. As per Forbes, the courtroom drama has earned $1.4 million on 163 screens in the US and $270,000 on 22 in Australia.
Akshay has just begun his winning spree at the box office. The actor already has his hands full with many more projects – Toilet Ek Prem Katha, 2.0, PadMan and Crack. He has also signed a Salman Khan production. Point to note is, all these films cater to different genres. Akshay sure has some solid plans of capturing the minds of all kinds of audience.
Here are all the Akshay Kumar films that made over Rs 100 crores…
Rowdy Rathore: Rs 133. 35 cr
Rustom: Rs 128 crore
Airlift: Rs 127. 80 cr
Holiday: Rs 112.5 cr
Housefull 3: Rs 109. 13 cr
Housefull 2: Rs 106 cr
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