Well films do fail all the time. When Megastar was giving 300cr grossers, Akki was not even touching 133cr Nett now did he!
So yeah nobody would have predicted the above scenario. But Akki has cemented his current standing by his hardwork. Back to back 200cr grossers (even if GN is to fall short due to Tanhaji), it is a commendable feat to achieve with the current scenario in the country. Coming on 27th was a boon to be devoid of severe protests. And even after, the content ensured the film get the run which didn't happen for Dabangg 3.
And even with this, people are only predicting something equal for both Radhe & Laxmmi Bomb at most & not beyond. Let's see what 2020 holds. Radhe might be an ego project but nevertheless it solely exists to keep Salman Khan's stand/hold in the industry. Unlike last year filled with content + masala entertainers, this year all 3 films of Akki are masala entertainers (remakes even). It's going up against the mighty Khan in his own domain (which is Akki's domain too with a 200cr+ in the cards for the first time for Akki) & also challenging Aamir Khan too.