‘Bajirao Mastani’ maintained good pace in the third week as well since it was bouyed by the long weekend right at the beginning of the year. Powered by the New Year holiday, it collected around Rs. 300 million more in its third week, and now stands around the Rs. 1.70 billion mark.
The good news for the film is that it is getting good number of shows in the fourth week as well, since ‘Wazir’ has a niche appeal. Furthermore, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film can feel lucky with the fact that ‘Ghayal Once Again’ has moved on from its January 15 release (and would now be arriving on February 5). This gives ‘Bajirao Mastani’ an opportunity to run well in the fifth week too, right till January 22 once ‘Airlift’ and ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum 3’ release.
As a result, the film would now definitely go past the ‘Krrish 3’ total of Rs. 1.78 billion and is also in for a real chance to cross Rs. 1.81 billion of ‘Bang Bang’. Once that happens, the Eros production would proudly occupy the #11 spot in the Top-15 list of All Time Grossers. Superhit!
As for ‘Dilwale’, it is now collecting on a lower count as the daily collections have slid below the Rs. 10 million mark. The film is currently around the Rs. 1.44 million mark and would end its run in the vicinity of Rs. 1.50 billion. Above average.
Note: All collections as per production and distributor sources
*Rs. represents Indian Rupees and $ represents US Dollars where mentioned