Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ box office collections were all set to break records for the superstar, having logged a whopping 90 pct opening day occupancy rate across the country. As per expectations, the day 1 Bajrangi Bhaijaan collections’ take was massive at Rs 34.40 crore – India (domestic) figure in that total was Rs 27.25 crore. However, Bajrangi Bhaijan’s domestic take was almost half of Baahubali’s Rs 50 crore on day 1 – even if you add the foreign take, Salman still failed to beat the Southern epic. Though it did not break any records yet, the good news for Salman Khan is that Bajrangi has surpassed some of 2015’s biggest openers such as Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, Varun Dhawan’s ‘ABCD 2’ and Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan box office collections on day 2, which was a Saturday, did not disappoint much either. Just the domestic collections were massive at Rs 36.50 crore for a total (India) of Rs 63.75 crore. This figure swells to Rs 72.79 crore when the foreign figures are added to the final total.
Thereafter the pace did not slow down, Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan box office collections kept rising and rising and on Sunday the movie collected as much as Rs 38.75 crore and in the process crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in the opening weekend (domestic collections alone) itself – the day’s take added up to a total of Rs 102.60 crore. Coupled with the Rs 300 crore collections in 9 days that Baahubali made, the film industry in India is on a tremendous high after most of 2015 passed without too much to boast of. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is Salman Khan’s eighth movie to cross Rs 100 crore mark in India.
The news gets even better when you add the foreign collections (Sunday’s) to the total. This then balloons to a massive Rs 132.43 crore.
On Monday (day 4), there was virtually as much interest in the movie as on Friday (day 1). Bajrangi Bhaijaan collected Rs 27.05 crore in the domestic market and after adding the foreign take the sum swells to Rs 162.66 crore.
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Bajrangi Bhaijaan was one of the most awaited, anticipated and talked about films of 2015, and though this Salman Khan starrer has truly taken the B.O. office by storm, it has not been able to break the day 1 record.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan box office collections are expected to do better on the weekend, especially Sunday, and may well continue to soar on Monday with a very minimal drop. As far as records are concerned, it is virtually certain that Bajrangi Bhaijaan will not be able to beat Baahubali to become the fastest movie to enter Rs 100-crore club. Having said that, with Salman Khan you can never say die, the weekend is upon us and anything, as they say, can happen.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is Salman Khan’s debut film as producer. Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ features Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Harshaali Malhotra in leading roles.
While success has already been imprinted on the movie, Salman Khan is on record jokingly saying this about Bajrangi Bhaijaan, “We don’t think we can cross the benchmark ‘Baahubali’ has set and these box-office numbers obviously scare me”.
Salman had added that Bollywood needs to do numbers like the record shattering ‘Baahubali’, which has become the fastest entrant into the elite Rs 100 crore club.
The ‘Kick’ star continued and said that ‘Baahubali’ is a “damn good movie” and Bollywood needs to learn from it in order to rake-in those huge numbers at the box-office.
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The cross-border drama, which is about a Bajrangbali (Hanuman) bhakt named Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi’s (played by Salman Khan) journey from India to escort a six-year-old mute Pakistani girl back to her village, has got unanimous praise from Salman Khan’s Bollywood colleagues.
Officials at Eros International Media Ltd, which is distributing the movie, said the film bagged a “mind-blowing” response all over the country.
Multiplexes in the capital have reported housefull, claiming that tickets for the first three days have been sold out.
“We are running 35 shows daily. Since morning, we have been running shows every 20 minutes and all the shows have been housefull. It will pick up from tomorrow of course but I think it is already a super hit,” Rakesh Warikoo, General Manager, Mall & Multiplex at Spice World, said.
Yogesh Raizada, General Manager at Wave Cinemas, said after the good response today the film will pick up from tomorrow after the Eid namaaz at 1 pm.
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With no other film being released today, most of the halls in multiplexes screened the Salman Khan-starrer movie.
Salman’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ movie released Friday in India.