1. Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badlapur’ box office collections No 2 at Rs 45.8 cr; Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ stays on top

Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badlapur’ box office collections No 2 at Rs 45.8 cr; Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ stays on top

Varun Dhawan's 'Badlapur' box office collections continue good run in the domestic market with Rs 45 crore from 12 days.

By: | Updated: March 7, 2015 1:54 PM
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Varun Dhawan has got ‘Badlapur’ box office collections moving and the movie is now eyeing the Rs 50-cr mark. (Bollywood Hungama)

Varun Dhawan starrer ‘Badlapur’ box office collections are rising steadily as the movie continues its good run in the domestic market, adding more than Rs 6 crore in the second weekend. The ‘Badlapur’ is now eyeing the Rs 50 crore mark as all new releases, except ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, failed to make any impact with the audience.

The transformation of Varun Dhawan from a romantic hero to a man with a rugged look and revenge in his eyes, has been enough to create the right buzz for the film as  ‘Badlapur’ box office collections move to Rs 45.84 crore. The Varun Dhawan-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer has now overtaken Ranbir Kapoor ‘Roy’ (Rs 44.52 crore) to become the second biggest grosser of the year behind Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ (Rs 95.56 crore).

‘Badlapur’ maintained it domination at the box office, by clocking Rs 36.31 core in the first week, which is only topped by Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ (Rs 63.82 crore) and ‘Roy’ (Rs 41.77 crore). The film has garnered Rs 24 crore nett over the weekend, becoming the third highest weekend grosser of 2015.

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Interestingly, the revenge drama’s unusual plot has found resonance with both the single screen as well as multiplex audiences. “The response to Badlapur has been phenomenal and the film surprised everyone. Coming on the back of the much reviled Agent Vinod, Raghavan has surprised the trade,” says Gautam Dutta CEO PVR Ltd, as he informs that the film had a healthy occupancy of 45 per cent on the opening day and even picked up after the good word-of -mouth later in the the weekend.

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‘Badlapur’ maintained its box office collections domination by clocking Rs 36.31 core in the first week, which is only topped by Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ (Rs 63.82 crore). (Bollywood Hungama)

Agreeing to this, Adil Shaikh, manager, G7 cinemas that has four shows of Badlapur in Gaiety, said: “The film has seen an 80 per cent occupancy even on the day of India-South Africa match.”

Dutta adds that generally while March is slightly slow in terms of business as it is exam time across the country, the occupancy numbers are a proof that people are ready for an alternative to cricket.

Varun Dhawan's 'Badlapur' box office collections ran into an unexpected problem. They got the timing right, but they did not figure that Akshay Kumar's 'Baby' would pack such a stamina, weeks after release. (Bollywood Hungama)

Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badlapur’ box office collections continue good run in the domestic market with Rs 42 crore from 10 days. (Bollywood Hungama)

But all is not well at the box office. Exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi amusingly remarks that after a slow business in the last two months in which only few films (like Baby) did well, he is getting ready for a slump in March as well. “There’s hardly anything to look forward to,” he says as he also talks about the previous week’s releases like Roy and Shamitabh, which didn’t do too well. In fact, Rathi stopped tracking the collection of Roy after its minuscule performance.

‘Badlapur’ box office collections

Day 1 (Fri):Rs 7 crore
Day 2 (Sat): Rs 8.5 crore
Day 3 (Sun): Rs 8 crore
Day 4 (Mon): Rs 4.05 crore
Day 5 (Tue): Rs 3.35 crore
Day 6 (Wed): Rs 3.01 crore
Day 7 (Thu): Rs 2.40 crore
Day 8 (Fri): Rs 1.4 crore
Day 9 (Sat): Rs 2.07 crore
Day 10 (Sun): Rs 2.55 crore
TOTAL: Rs 42.33 crore

Varun Dhawan-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer 'Badlapur' box office collections have become the third biggest of the year with Rs 24 crore from first three days.

Varun Dhawan starrer ‘Badlapur’ box office collections have become the third biggest of the year with Rs 24 crore from first 3 days. The transformation of Varun Dhawan from a romantic hero to a man with a rugged look and revenge in his eyes, has been enough to create the right buzz for ‘Badlapur’.

Badlapur, Varun Bhawan, Huma Siddiqui Badlapur takes a stab at an underlying theme which runs parallel to the revenge motif. (Bollywood Hungama)
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    Khooshbu
    Mar 4, 2015 at 11:26 am
    Silly mistakes while writing. Crore is written core. What is Ranbir Kapoor Roy should have been Ranbir Kapoor's Roy even though it was Arjun's movie more. Proof Reader (Thumbs Down)
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