Along with delivering quite a few masterpieces, star comebacks, roller coaster emotional ride based movies, 2017 has made some major money for Bollywood. The year has been star-studded from January till December. From the Box Office point of view, 2017 was a fab year for movies and movie producers. Movies like Bahubali 2 and Tiger Zinda Hai made so much money that it will take quite some time for the makers to count it. Let’s see the list of movies which broke all the records and took home some serious cash. Here are the Top 10 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies 2017 has given to us:
Note: The movies are arranged according to their release date.
Baahubali 2- The conclusion
Budget: 250 CR Worldwide Gross: 1707cr
Finally the wait for the much-anticipated question: “Why Kattapa Killed Baahubali?” was answered with the sequel of Baahubali. The movie has received enormous praise for its VFX and its action sequence, it was truly a boon to the eye for the audiences. Baahubali 2 has been the blockbuster in India as well as overseas. Bahubali 2 is not only the Highest Grossing Movie of 2017 but it is the Highest Grossing Movie of India All Time.
Budget: 100cr Worldwide Gross: 275cr
Raees was the first big star movie of 2017, with Shahrukh Khan as
“Raees” himself opposite the gorgeous Pakistani Actress Mahira Khan. The movie welcomed Mahira Khan into Bollywood. Raees became the fourth highest grossing movie of 2017 with a worldwide gross of 308.88 Crore Indian Rupees.
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha
Budget: 40cr, Worldwide Gross: 200.2cr
With the small budget of 40cr, Toilet managed to win hearts as well as the money with the power packed performances of Akshay Kumar and Bhoomi Pednekar. Based on the true story of Priyanka Bharti who fled her husband’s home due to non-availability of Toilet inside houses, the movie delivered a strong message towards Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. It became the sixth highest grossing movie of 2017.
Jolly LLB 2
Budget: 35cr Worldwide Gross: 182cr
The prequel Jolly LLB with Arshad Warsi as its main lead raised the bar high for the sequel. With the strong plot and cast, Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 became the third movie of 2017 to join the 100cr Club. The satire of Indian Legal system faced a lawsuit from Bata Shoes worth 3 crore for the derogatory reference of the brand in the movie, upon which the CBFC removed the said part. Jolly LLB 2 brought lots of laugh with itself.
Budget: 50cr Worldwide Gross: 163cr
Kaabil was the first movie of 2017 to enter the 100cr Club. It also witnessed the pair Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam’s first movie together. Kaabil managed to gain worldwide 163cr which made profits for the movie shot in just 50cr. Produced by Rakesh Roshan, the film presented the concept of a blind man avenging the murder of his blind wife, which was much similar to Hollywood’s Blind Fury.
Jab Harry met Sejal
Budget: 90cr Worldwide Gross: 147cr
Taking its name from 1989’s Hollywood blockbuster When Harry met sally, Jab Harry met Sejal was Anushka’s and Shahrukh’s third film together. While the movie didn’t receive good numbers on critique’s list, it was however applauded for its beautiful cinematography across Europe.
Budget: 100cr Worldwide Gross: 214cr
While the story didn’t really go well with the audiences, Tubelight still managed to join the 100cr club with its worldwide screening and the “Bhai” factor. Salman and Sohail’s bond was heart touching, but it became the only factor which makes the movie watchable.
Budget: 95cr Worldwide Gross: 302cr
Adding the 4th film in the Golmaal series, the movie also had stars like Parineeti Chopra and Tabu, while the rest of the main cast remained the same. Set in an exotic location of Ooty, the cinematography was way better than the earlier movie in the Golmaal series. Golmaal again managed to grab the Best film award at Zee Cine Awards 2018.
Budget: 75cr Worldwide Gross: 205.5cr
After 20 years of Salman Khan starrer Judwaa, David Dhawan announced the reboot of the movie Judwaa 2 with Varun Dhawan as its main Lead. Judwaa2 was released in September 2017. Not only the plots of both the movie were same but it also same songs from Judwaa. Judwaa 2 failed to receive great scores for its storyline from the critiques but it still managed to enter the 100cr club because of the audience demand.
Budget: 50cr Worldwide Gross: 450cr
Starring the young and talented Zaira Wasim, Secret Superstar became the highest grossing movie of 2017. The movie received 10 nominations at the Filmfare Awards. Despite its limited budget, Secret Superstar became the commercial success and recently it has broken all records in China. The story of a young girl, who inspires to become a singing sensation won the hearts of critiques as well as the audiences worldwide.
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