Top 6 box-office hits of 2017; 'Baahubali 2' sets new agenda for 2018

Upcoming films '2.0' of Rajinikanth, 'Thugs of Hindostan' of Aamir Khan vie for 'Baahubali 2' record in 2018

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There are only 15 days left for the journey of 2017 to come to an end. Many movies were released with high expectations, but only a few were commercially successful at the box office.

Usually, the highest grossing Indian films are Bollywood movies, but this year, tables have been turned around with 'Baahubali' stealing the show with the top spot. Moreover, this year witnessed more sequels to attract the assured audience to theaters.

Right from 'Baahubali 2' to 'Khaidi No.150', this year brings mixed genres leaving a mark in the industry.

Let's take a look at the six highest grossing Indian movies of 2017.

Baaahubali 2: The Conclusion

Baahubali 2

Director: S.S Rajamouli

Right from S.S Rajamouli 's striking direction to the praiseworthy performance by its lead actors Prabhas and Anushka Shetty, 'Baahubali 2' remains on top for several years to come.

Baahubali 2 has been nominated under best film category. It has also been dubbed into Hindi version too. It remained the biggest blockbuster of all the films in Indian film industry so far and tops the list in 2017. The story revolves around Shiva the son of Baahubali, who learns of his heritage and begins to search for answers, that unfolds rest of the story.

Language: Telugu/Hindi/Tamil

Budget :Rs.250cr

Worldwide: Rs.1707cr

Domestic net: Rs.1115.6cr

Golmaal Again

Golmaal Again

Golmaal Again emerged as a much-needed laughter riot with its bang on comic timing from the ensemble cast. Rohit Shetty 's movie did not fail to leave the audience laugh their heart out for the hilarious dialogues and its presentation.

He made sure that Golmal sequel was one of the most loved films of the year. The movie is all about two gangs who cannot withstand an eye to eye with each other since their childhood. How they repulse when they grow up with another adventure ride, leaves the audience in splits.

Language: Hindi

Budget : Rs.95cr

Worldwide Gross: Rs.302cr

Domestic Nett: Rs.202 cr



Shah Rukh Khan comes back with a bang through action movie Raees. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the movie was a commercial potboiler that includes an entertaining plot. After disappointing his fans in his last film 'Fan', SRK retained the faith by his renewed performance as a bootlegger Raees Alam in the movie.

His business faces a threat from ACP Majumdar, who gets a better hold of him. Right from its enthralling performances to its background music, Raees stood as a strong contender for the best slot this year.

Language: Hindi

Budget: Rs.100 cr

Worldwide gross: Rs.275cr

Domestic Nett: Rs.129 cr


Mersal Movie starring Vijay in the lead

South Indian movies have made another milestone this year with yet blockbuster Kollywood movie 'Mersal'. Although' Mersal' was in midst of controversies for its GST dialogues and portraying doctors in a bad light.

Still, the movie emerged as box Office winner at both domestic and international market. Directed by Atlee and starring Vijay in triple roles -- magician, doctor and village head, to avenge the death of his father. This Tamil movie broke all the records this year.

Language: Tamil

Budget: Rs.95 cr

Worldwide gross: Rs.260cr

Domestic net: Rs.144 cr

Judwaa 2

Judwaa 2

Younger Generation actor Varun Dhawan who reprised the roles played by Salman Khan in Judwaa did complete justice to it. He made the sequel one of the biggest hits of the year by cementing himself as on the bankable actor.

Varun Dhawan along with his female leads left the audience for wanting more , with fantastic execution, amazing act and the hilarious plot, making the movie a complete entertainer. No wonder Judwaa 2 is a surprise winner at the Box Office.

The movie revolves around twins Raja and Prem who are separated at birth after their father exposes a kingpin and his racket. How they come together completes the plot.

Language: Hindi

Budget: Rs.75 cr

Worldwide gross: Rs.205.5cr

Domestic Nett: Rs.132.4 cr

Khaidi No 150

Khaidi No 150

Director VV.Vinayak 's Khaidhi No 150 is tailor-made for Chiranjivi which offers a taste of nostalgia to his fans. It was the perfect movie for Telugu megastar's comeback, especially his fans who went crazy watching him back in action.

The movie revolves around serene who escapes from prison and his doppelganger in his place at the prison. It also marks the top Telugu star's 150th film.

Language: Telugu

Budget: Rs.65 cr

Worldwide Gross: Rs.165cr

Domestic Nett: Rs.121.5 cr