Superstar Aamir Khan Starrer Makes Over Rs. 104 Crore In Huge Weekend!
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s sports drama Dangal had a record breaking weekend with a single day box office record (on Sunday) of over Rs. 41 crore with the film also grossing a huge over Rs. 104.25 crore net. The wrestling drama smashed all box office records to record the highest single day ever in Bollywood history to become the first film to go over Rs. 40 crore net in a single day.
MUMBAI – Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s sports drama Dangal had a record breaking weekend with a single day box office record (on Sunday) of over Rs. 41 crore with the film also grossing a huge over Rs. 104.25 crore net.
The wrestling drama smashed all box office records to record the highest single day ever in Bollywood history to become the first film to go over Rs. 40 crore net in a single day.
The film showed excellent growth on Sunday of around 20% since it was a big national holiday it was slightly better than a normal Sunday but the film would have benefited the same or more if Christmas Day had fallen on any other day especially a weekday, reported Boxoffice India.
Despite setting a national record it was still not the highest collection ever in Mumbai as the first day of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was bigger and so was the third day of PK but in the North it smashed records by leaps and bounds.
The weekend business of Dangal (Hindi) is as follows.
Friday – 29,14,00,000
Saturday – 41,25,00,000 apprx
TOTAL – 1,04,39,00,000 apprx
The film is a blockbuster and it will come down to the weekdays as to how big of a blockbuster the film will become. There are no official holidays in the weekdays but it is a very good period for collections between Christmas and the New Year which gives Dangal a chance to rack big numbers till next Sunday.
The film also released in Tamil and Telugu and the collections are not impressive at all though the Tamil version showed a good trend from low levels so that may hold up well for a couple of weeks. The Telugu version is very poor.
Below are the all time top ten opening weekends of all time.
1. Sultan – 105.55 crore
2. Dangal – 104.25 crore apprx
3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 101.42 crore
4. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 97.63 crore
5. Dhoom 3 – 97.25 crore
6. PK – 93.82 crore
7. Happy New Year – 93.16 crore
8. Chennai Express – 86.28 crore
9. Kick – 80.13 crore
10. Singham Returns – 76.82 crore
Dangal is also looking to be the second film to hit 200 crore Worldwide in its first weekend. The first was Sultan earlier this year and Dangal has recorded 45 crore more than last years Christmas release and 26 crore more than PK released two years ago.
The figures are not that much higher than Dhoom 3 which still holds the record for the highest overseas openings of all time.
The final overseas figures from various markets will come later in the week as it is holiday period and not all screens have reported but on estimates are showing a $9 million extended weekend and $8 million over the three day weekend. The film has fared best in US / Canada as Christmas Day is huge for box office this territory.
Below are the top ten Worldwide opening three day weekends.
1. Sultan – 212 crore
2. Dangal – 200 crore apprx
3. Dhoom 3 – 194 crore
4. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 187 crore
5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 185 crore
6. Happy New Year – 175 crore
7. PK – 174 crore
8. Chennai Express – 160 crore
9. Dilwale – 145 crore
10. Kick – 126 crore
The extended weekend is easily over Rs. 200 crore worldwide.