2017 has proven to be a poor year for Bollywood releases as far the overseas business is concerned. Only one film has been able to leave a mark in overseas so far.
Shahrukh Khan starrer Raees tops the list which collected $13.5 million. It is an excellent number considering that the genre was not overseas friendly and also release period was not favourable. But a big number has come due to the presence of Shahrukh Khan who enjoys a crazy following in overseas.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania stands at the second spot. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are quickly emerging as the dependable stars not in India but also in overseas. Jolly LLB 2 collected in the same range as most of the recent films of Akshay Kumar. Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom and JLLB2 have collected in the range of $5-6.5 million. He needs a big grosser in India and also in overseas.
Kaabil is at the 4th position and just manged to recover the price. Hrithik Roshan was once a big draw in international markets but it is not the case anymore. There is not much to talk about the rest of the films.
Recent release Raabta is a disaster in overseas also. It stands lower than films like Sarkar 3 and Commando 2.
|Movie||Collection (USD m)|
|Tiger Zinda Hai||15.15*|
|Jab Harry Met Sejal||10.20|
|Badrinath Ki Dulhania||5.73|
|Jolly LLB 2||5.20|
|Toilet Ek Prem Katha||4.64|
|Bareilly Ki Barfi||1.52*|
|Shubh Mangal Saavdhan||1.45|
|Meri Pyaari Bindu||0.60|
|The Ghazi Attack||0.54|