Kartik Aaryan's Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 surpasses Gangubai Kathiawadi, becomes 2022's second highest-grossing film after The Kashmir Files

    Kartik Aaryan's Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 surpasses Gangubai Kathiawadi, becomes 2022's second highest-grossing film after The Kashmir Files

    Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a standalone sequel to Priyadarshan’s 2007 film starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani in the lead role.

    Kartik Aaryan's Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 surpasses Gangubai Kathiawadi, becomes 2022's second highest-grossing film after The Kashmir Files

    With its astounding performance at the box office, Kartik Aaryan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has emerged to be the second biggest earner of the year 2022. The horror-comedy has surpassed Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi collecting overall Rs 133 crore at the box office.

    The Anees Bazmee directorial on Tuesday minted Rs 4.85 crore, taking its total collection to Rs 133.09 crore/ The film has crossed the collection of Alia Bhatt’s film which earned Rs 129.10 crore at the box office. The film now stands second on the rank of the highest-grossing film after Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files which has reportedly done the domestic business of 250 crore.

    As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 continues to trend extremely well on weekdays. “Crosses *lifetime biz* of #GangubaiKathiawadi… Second highest grossing #Hindi film, after #TKF… [Week 2] Fri 6.52 cr, Sat 11.35 cr, Sun 12.77 cr, Mon 5.55 cr, Tue 4.85 cr. Total: ₹ 133.09 cr. #India biz.” Adarsh tweeted. The film is likely to enter the Rs 150 crore club by the end of this week. It is also expected the film will end its dream run at the box office grossing Rs 175 crore.

    Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a standalone sequel to Priyadarshan’s 2007 film of the same name. The film stars Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Tabu, and Rajpal Yadav in pivotal roles. On Sunday, the film producers Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani threw a party to celebrate the success of the film with the cast and crew. Kartik, Tabu, Rajpal with Sanjay Mishra, and Anees Bazmee came together to celebrate the Rs 100 crore milestone.

    On the success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kartik had earlier said, “I knew the film would do well, but couldn’t have imagined it like this. I owe the success to the team of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, who worked on it so passionately for 3 years. Secondly, the makers who delivered their vision of this entertainer so phenomenally and most importantly, the ones who have been pouring it with so much love – the audience, as they have accepted us with their whole hearts,” the actor told the Indian Express.

    Meanwhile, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 hit the theatres in India on May 20 along with Kangana Ranaut’s action thriller Dhaakad.

    Updated: June 01, 2022 12:58 PM IST