The biggest clash of the year, 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Dilwale', continue to hold a strong position and do good business at the ticket windows.
Rohit Shetty's 'Dilwale', starring Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, grossed Rs. 21 crores on Friday, Rs. 20.09 crores on Saturday, Rs. 24 crores on Sunday, Rs. 10.09 crores on Monday, Rs. 9.42 crores on Tuesday and Rs. 8.25 crores, amounting to a total of Rs. 89.25 crores.
On the other hand, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Bajirao Mastani' minted Rs. 12.80 crores on Friday, Rs. 15.52 crores on Saturday, Rs. 18.45 crores on Sunday, Rs. 10.25 crores on Monday, Rs. 9.40 crores on Tuesday and Rs. 9.21 crores on Wednesday. The total box office collections now stand at Rs. 75.63 crores. Bajirao Mastani’s collections have now registered a jump and are doing much better than ‘Dilwale’.
‘Bajirao Mastani’ opened slowly but has managed to maintain a steady run at the domestic box office. The film had experienced a dip on Monday. However, it has been steady since then, as it earned Rs 9.21 crores on Wednesday (day 6)! The film has maintained a good occupancy and has managed to have steady collections. The film is expected to cross the 100 crore marks by Saturday according to trade experts.
The flick has picked up pace over the weekend, thanks to the strong and positive word of mouth! This has helped Bajirao Mastani capitalise and have a steady run at the box office. Word of mouth publicity has helped the film convert the second weekend into a beneficial one!
‘Bajirao Mastani’ has performed well at the international markets too and with no major release till January 8, the film is expected to continue its steady run at the domestic and international box offices.
Though Rohit Shetty’s film is also doing well overseas, and the total collections of both the films still puts Bajirao Mastani in the second position. Rohit Shetty recently said that it was not ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that affected the film, but the people calling a ban on the movie did.
Will ‘Bajirao Mastani’ overtake Dilwale by the end of the second weekend?