This year’s biggest hit has come in the form of a courtroom drama starring none other than Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi. But those two weren’t the only actors people were talking about from the movie. This film belongs as much to Anu Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla as it does to Akshay and Huma.
Made on an economical budget of ₹30 crore and shot in 33 days, Jolly LLB 2 recovered its investment and projected figures in the first couple of weeks itself.
Akshay Kumar, who prefers to work on projects on profit-sharing basis, has earned about 40-45 crores so far just from the profits of the film’s success.
On March 6, popular film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted about Jolly LLB 2’s exceptional performance. He said “#JollyLLB2 collects ₹ 1.50 cr in Weekend 4… Total: ₹ 114.47 cr. India biz. HIT… #PowerOfGoodContent”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 6, 2017
However that’s not the final collection of the film. After deducting all the additional costs, the film currently stands at ₹111.95 crore
For an actor of Akshay Kumar’s stature, it makes business sense to finish a film in a tight schedule and budget. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan films often cost twice as much as Akshay Kumar’s. That’s a big reason why Akshay Kumar continues to be poached by directors and producers across the spectrum.
According to Forbes magazine, these are Akshay Kumar’s 2016 releases and their collection – Airlift, Rustom and Housefull 3 — had insane collection figures of $19.4 million, $19.1 million and $16.3 million respectively.