While the makers of big-ticket Bollywood films often choose festive weekends like Diwali, Eid and Christmas to release their big-ticket ventures at the box office and cash on the festival, time and again, we have seen that Gandhi Jayanti weekend has turned lucky for films and made them box office winners. While this time, we don't have any big release on the special day due to the pandemic crisis of COVID 19, we share the list of Gandhi Jayanti releases, which earned massive success at the domestic and international markets.
War - October 2, 2019
Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer War turned out to be the biggest opener of all-time for an Indian film as it collected Rs 53.35 crore on its first day at the box office. Earning over Rs 315 crore, the film turned out be the biggest grosser of the year and even Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's career.
Sui Dhaaga - September 28, 2018
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sui Dhaaga, which released around the Gandhi Jayanti weekend at the box office. The slice-of-life was made on the moderate budget and earned around Rs 90 crore at the domestic market.
Judwaa 2 - September 29, 2017
The comic caper starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles earned over Rs 138 crore in Indian. The David Dhawan directorial is still the solo-highest grosser of VD.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story - September 30, 2016
Director Neeraj Pandey's biographical sports drama, which featured late Sushant Singh Rajput as the former skipper of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, narrated the life struggles and achievements of MSD. Also starring Disha Patani and Kiara Advani, the film earned over Rs 133 crore at the box office.
Singh Is Bliing - October 2, 2015
Akshay Kumar's action-comedy was directed by Prabhudeva and also featured Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta and Kay Kay Menon in noted roles. Despite garnering mixed reviews, the film collected over Rs 90 crore at the ticket windows.
Talvar - October 2, 2015
Director Meghna Gulzar's Talvar, which released alongside Akshay Kumar's Singh Is Bliing, garnered rave reviews from the critics. Made on the budget of Rs 15 crore, it went on to earn Rs 30 crore during its theatrical run.
Bang Bang - October 2, 2014
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's Bang Bang was the remake of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz's Knight and Day. The action-spectacle earned over Rs 180 crore at the domestic market turning out to be a profitable venture for the makers.
Haider - October 2, 2014
Despite locking horns with Bang Bang, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor's Haider managed to do well at the box oddice as it raked in Rs 60 crore in its lifetime run.
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