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Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 beats Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt at box office, Here are the biggest opening weekends of 2022

Actor Kartik Aaryan is on a roll or would rather say, he is riding high with the success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The film has crossed the 50 crore mark on its opening weekend at the box office. However, the film comes is said to be one of the biggest opening weekend films of 2022. Having said that, Kartik has beaten Akshay Kumar and Alia Bhatt with the smashing opening weekend collections of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Yes, you read that right.

The Anees Bazmee directorial venture has surpassed the opening weekend collections of Gangubai Kathiawadi, Bachchhan Paandey, The Kashmir Files, Jayeshbhai Jordaar and many more. However, films like KGF 2 and RRR have remained at the top as they have collected Rs 193.99 crores and 74.50 crores respectively at the box office.

Without further ado, take a look at the opening weekend of Bollywood films in 2022:

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 – 55.96 crores

Gangubai Kathiawadi – 39.12 crores

Bachchhan Paandey – 36.17 crores

The Kashmir Files – 27.15 crores

Heropanti 2 – 17.5 crores

Radhe Shyam [Hindi] – 13.94 crores

Runway 34 – 13 crores

Jersey – 12.21 crores

Jayeshbhai Jordaar – 12 crores

Attack – Part 1 – 10.91 crores

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 

Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani starrer collected Rs 23.51 crores on day 3, thus bringing the grand total to Rs 55.96 crores. People have been loving the film. Bollywood Bubble gave 4 stars to the Bhool Bhulaiyaa sequel. An excerpt from the movie review read: “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is thrilling and thoroughly entertaining. Though the horror element seems like a cameo, the entire film has a mass appeal. It is Kartik and Tabu who carry the film on their shoulders. His fatafati performance and Tabu’s sheer par excellence work will surely make Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 a blockbuster.

 

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Gangubai Kathiawadi 

Alia Bhatt starrer was one of the hits of 2022 which collected Rs 39.12 crores on its opening weekend. Bollywood Bubble gave 3.5 stars to Gangubai Kathiawadi. A part of the review read, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali has a unique ability to teleport us into his world of cinematic brilliance and with Gangubai Kathiawadi he does exactly that. Set in Kamathipura, a busy lane in Bombay, notoriously known as the ‘red light’ area, Bhansali takes us through the journey of Ganga (played by Alia Bhatt).

Bachchhan Paandey

Akshay Kumar starrer didn’t fare well at the box office after its release. The film face heavy competition from The Kashmir Files which was taking the box office by storm. Bollywood Bubble gave1.5 stars to Bachchhan Paandey. It said, “Bachchan Pandey seems like a guilty pleasure project of director Farhad Samji which heavily relies on star power.”

The Kashmir Files

Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty starrer became a hit after having a positive word of mouth. The film started on a low note, however, after people’s response, the film comfortably entered the 250 crore club as well, giving competition to Bachchhan Paandey, Gangubai Kathiawadi.

Heropanti 2

Though Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria starrer was brutally bashed by movie buffs, the film still managed to collect Rs 17.5 crores on its opening weekend. Bollywood Bubble gave 3 stars to the Ahmed Khan directorial venture. An excerpt of the film read, “Heropanti 2 shows how Tiger Shroff has come a long way from his debut with the first part in 2014. The actor has only grown and improved, his career trajectory has only taken a huge leap. We also got some Heropanti vibes as Kriti Sanon made a special appearance.”

Radhe Shyam [Hindi]

Prabhas and Pooja Hegde’s love story failed to make everyone fall in love with the movie. The film that was made on a big budget of Rs 300 crores, reportedly managed to collect over Rs 100 crores. Bollywood Bubble gave 2.5 stars and it was written, “From Laila-Manju to Romeo-Juliet, the tug of war between fate and love has always been a tried and tested formula. In that sense, Radhe Shyam starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde rehashes the same formula for a story set in a European setting. Both the lovers are destined to meet on a train journey where one falls in love, only to discover that the love of his life suffers from a chronic illness. Torn between wanting to live in the present and being discouraged by the future, Radhe Shyam takes a simple linear narrative.”

Runway 34

Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Runway 34 managed to bring 13 crores on its opening weekend. Bollywood Bubble gave 3.5 stars and wrote, “Runway 34 takes us through the highs and lows of Captain Vikrant Khanna’s heroic movement. Overall, it is a film that is best to be consumed in the theatre as one will understand the impact of the turbulence.”

Jersey

Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur starrer made everyone emotional but it, unfortunately, didn’t create a stir at the box office as it brought Rs 12.21 crores on its opening weekend. Bollywood Bubble gave 4 stars while mentioning, “While Jersey essentially is established as an emotional tale of an ageing cricketer and his desire to return to the sport, to fulfil his son’s dream – getting the Indian team jersey for him, Gowtam Tinnanuri’s directorial is much more than just that. It’s definitely a beautiful story of the bond between a father and son, an emotional rollercoaster about a once-upon-a-time star player’s ambition to be back in the game.”

Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Ranveer Singh starrer raked in Rs 12 crores on its opening weekend. Bollywood Bubble gave 3.5 stars. A part of the review read, “Jayeshbhai Jordaar has finally been released and he is nothing less than a firecracker in the comedy-drama film. Jayeshbhai is a father of one as he is stuck between the regressive yet stringent rules of a Gujrati family. All said and done, Jayeshbhai Jordarr is a must-watch, it will make you laugh, cry, feel happy and sad all at the same time.”

Attack – Part 1

John Abraham starrer didn’t impress the audience much as it only scored Rs 10.91 crores on its opening weekend. Bollywood Bubble gave 2.5 stars to the film. A part of the review read, “John Abraham aims to give India an action superhero of its own. With Attack Part-1, he tries to take the first step to introduce the concept of ‘super soldiers’ in India.

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