Judwaa 2: Box-office collections of Varun-Dhawan starrer affected due to Chennai multiplex strike
In protest of the the additional 10 per cent tax over and above the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that has been imposed in Tamil Nadu, the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council on Wednesday, 4 October, said no new Tamil films will release on the following Friday, 6 October. While this is bound to affect the fate of films which are due for release, it has already impacted the box office collection of movies that released last week — Judwaa 2 and Sypder.
A source speaking to DNA about the issue said, "About two to three per cent of the business of Hindi films comes from Tamil Nadu so business of Judwaa 2 will get affected and Spyder which is doing extremely well at the box office will also take a beating."
Thus far, Varun Dhawan's film has made Rs 85 crore, and is inching towards the 100-crore club. However, Judwaa 2's progress may be stalled by this strike, which is unlikely to be called off until the matter has been addressed or resolved by the government.
#Judwaa2 stays SUPER-STRONG on crucial Tue... Fri 16.10 cr, Sat 20.55 cr, Sun 22.60 cr, Mon 18 cr, Tue 8.05 cr. Total: ₹ 85.30 cr. India biz
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 4, 2017
The Producers' Council had called the 10 per cent tax a 'disability' for the Tamil film industry, and have said that it defeats the purpose of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
With inputs from IANS