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  1. Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badlapur’ box office collections at Rs 30 cr, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ still No 1

Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badlapur’ box office collections at Rs 30 cr, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ still No 1

Varun Dhawan's 'Badlapur' box office collections third biggest of the year even as Akshay Kumar's 'Baby' continues long run...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 28, 2015 7:49 AM
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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 starrer ‘Badlapur’ box office collections, which opened on a positive note, have become the fourth biggest of the year, with Rs 30.90 crore in the first 5 days of its release  – it was prevented from going further by Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’, which is still luring customers to theatre seats.

‘Badlapur’ box office collections for the first weekend were pegged at Rs 7 crore (Friday), Rs 8.75 crore (Saturday) and Rs 8.25 crore (Sunday). It took Rs 4.25 crore (Monday), which shows a steady and uninterrupted decline over each passing day because of the cricket World Cup and the school exams, but hope still floats for the movie.’

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ still remains the 2015’s best opening weekend grosser with Rs 36.07 crore, followed by Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Roy’ with Rs 28.68 crore and ‘Badlapur’ with Rs 24 crore.

The Varun Dhawan-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer’s Sunday business got affected because of the the India-South Africa cricket World Cup match. The ‘Adults’ tag also hampered collections a bit as Varun Dhawan’s target audience are generally youth and ‘Badlapur’, which as stars Huma Qureshi, is meant for mature moviegoers. (Read Badlapur movie review)

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The film’s day 1 box office collections (Rs 7 cr) made ‘Badlapur’ the fourth biggest opening grosser of 2015. This year’s biggest opener is ‘Roy’ with Rs 10.40 crore, followed by Rs 9.3 crore from ‘Baby’ and Rs 7.05 crore from ‘Tevar’. However, while ‘Badlapur’ got rave reviews from the critics, ‘Roy’ was panned roundly.

Badlapur, Varun Bhawan, Huma Siddiqui

Badlapur takes a stab at an underlying theme which runs parallel to the revenge motif: can forgiveness. Badlapur opened on a good note with Rs 7 core in box office collections from the opening day (Bollywood Hungama)

‘Badlapur’ has also become Varun Dhawan’s third highest grossing film behind Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (Rs 9.02 crore) and Student Of The Year (Rs. 7.48 crore).

Now all eyes are on the weekdays. Unlike the Ranbir Kapoor- Jacquelin Fernandes starrer ‘Roy’, that featured the best opening day collections of the year, ‘Badlapur’ is expected to gain strength as time passes. The film has been appreciated by the audience and the movie’s box office collections look to be propped up by positive word of mouth. In fact, both the actors, Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, have been applauded by one and all for stellar performances in the film.

Badlapur, Varun Dhawan

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.

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Check out ‘Badlapur’ box office collections:

Day 1 (Fri): Rs 7.0 crore
Day 2 (Sat): Rs 8.75 crore
Day 3 (Sun): Rs 8.25 crore
Day 4 (Mon): Rs 4.25 crore

Net box office collections: Rs 28.25 crore

Gross box office collections (includes overseas business): Rs 33.10 crore

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Varun Dhawan starrer ‘Badlapur’ box office collections have been hit by Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Baby’, which is going strong even weeks after its release, eating into the newcomers’ pie. (IE Photo)

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ box office collections, the year’s biggest so far, have been Rs 94.49 crore.

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