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Tiger Zinda Hai enters top five Bollywood openers of 2017 list

While low-budget films like Newton, Tumhari Sulu, and Hindi Medium were the surprise hits this year, the Bollywood films which became the biggest openers are Tiger Zinda Hai, Raees and so on.

biggest bollywood openers at the box office tiger zinda hai, raees, golmaal again, baahubali

This was a busy year for Bollywood. We got a number of big releases that tanked like Jab Harry Met Sejal, Tubelight and Rangoon. There were also some low-budget films that were surprise hits and did far more than trade analysts expected like Newton, Tumhari Sulu, and Hindi Medium in spite of their limited star-power. The biggest openers though were dominated by movies with big actors, directors and studios. Here are the five biggest openers in Bollywood this year.

biggest bollywood openers at the box office tiger zinda hai, raees, golmaal again, baahubali

Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion (Hindi dubbed): One of the most anticipated movies of the year, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was the culmination of the story that began with 2015's Baahubali: The Beginning and was applauded for its visual effects and epic scale. It earned Rs 41 crore on Day 1.

biggest bollywood openers at the box office tiger zinda hai, raees, golmaal again, baahubali

Tiger Zinda Hai: While Tubelight may not have performed as per expectations, Salman Khan's second film Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel of 2012's Ek Tha Tiger, has opened on an explosive note with Rs 33.75 crore. The people who thought Salman Khan's magic was wearing off were embarassed.

biggest bollywood openers at the box office tiger zinda hai, raees, golmaal again, baahubali

Golmaal Again: The fourth iteration in the Golmaal franchise, Golmaal Again was a smashing success thanks to strong word-of-mouth promotion. The film opened at Rs 30.14 crore.

biggest bollywood openers at the box office tiger zinda hai, raees, golmaal again, baahubali

Tubelight: Not a successful film by Salman Khan's standards, Tubelight was still a hit and earned Rs 21.15 crore on its opening day.

biggest bollywood openers at the box office tiger zinda hai, raees, golmaal again, baahubali

Raees: While reception of this Shah Rukh Khan film was mixed, audiences lapped up the gangster avatar of King Khan greedily and came in huge numbers to watch this film. Raees opened at Rs 20.42 crore.