The films that mattered: Here's looking at the half yearly box office report of 2017.
The first half of 2017 has been eventful.
The Hindi dubbed version of Baahubali: The Conclusion contributed to almost one third of the moolah generated at the box office so far.
Anushka Shetty, left, who has a pivotal part in the film, made sure to count as much as the leads, Prabhas and Rana Daggubati.
As many as four films hit the Rs 100 crore mark, and that makes for a decent half yearly report card.
Here's looking at the most successful films of 2017 so far:
Baahubali: The Conclusion (Hindi)
Box office collection: Rs 515 crore (expected, in its final tally.)
The 'baap' of all movies is Baahubali: The Conclusion.
Just the Hindi dubbed version has gone way past the Rs 500 crore mark and taken the game to a different league altogether.
It has set a benchmark that will be almost impossible to achieve by any other Hindi film this year.
Let's see if 2018 will offer any releases that come close to this level of audience engagement.
Box office collection: Rs 137.51 crore
Not the best of entertainers, Raees also clashed with Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil, and yet made some money.
Jolly LLB 2
Box office collection: Rs 117 crore
Akshay Kumar has a market of his own, ensures that his films are made in quick time and at lesser cost.
And they all travel past the 100 crore mark.
Akki's Jolly LLB 2 made four times what the first film Jolly LLB made at the box office.
Put it down to the Akshay Effect.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Box office collection: Rs 116.60 crore
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt proved thrice lucky, after Student Of The Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania all doing well at the BO.
Box office collection: Rs 103.84 crore
Sanjay Gupta's Kaabil defied predictions of doom and eventually scored a century.
Box office collection: Rs 62 crore
The surprise superhit of the year.
Hindi Medium rose from disappoiting opening day collections -- Rs 2.81 crore -- to a lifetime score of over Rs 60 crore.
A well deserved success, which did well on the basis of word-of-mouth, Saket Chaudhary's film restored one's faith in good content.
Box office collection: Rs 60.25 crore
Half Girlfriend was not a bonafide hit.
That it went past the 60 crore mark permits it entry into this list.
Half Girlfriend was not a patch on director Mohit Suri's earlier films Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain.
Sachin - A Billion Dreams
Box office collection: Rs 52 crore
Another surprise success, Sachin - A Billion Dreams held on during its 10-day run at the box office.
Box office collection: Rs 37.25 crore
This prequel of Baby surprised many by its more than a decent showing at the box office.