Bajirao Mastani enjoyed a good weekend despite competition


‘Bajirao Mastani’ enjoyed a good weekend at the box office, hence consolidating its position further. With a good count of screens being retained, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film found audience rooting for it. As a result, Rs*. 343 million more came in the second weekend for the film. Now this is a very good hold when compared to the opening weekend, which saw Rs. 467.7 million coming in.

Considering the fact that there was continued competition from ‘Dilwale’ as well as the Hollywood release ‘Star Wars’, the Eros film still did well to bring on maximum moolah, hence turning out to be the first choice of the audience. Currently standing at Rs. 1.2045 billion, the film is now set for stable weekdays and then one push all over again in the third weekend, which too is an extended three day holiday owing to Friday being the first day of the New Year.

The film has now crossed the lifetime total of Ram Leela [Rs. 1.187 billion] in 10 days flat, hence turning out to be the biggest ever success for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This is also Ranveer Singh biggest grosser till date and he is now the only young star to have two solo Rs. 1 billion affairs to his name. On the other hand Deepika Padukone has yet another century added to her tally. With 6 centuries to her name now (others being ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Ram Leela’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Race 2’), she is now an undisputed Number One heroine and is neck to neck with Kareena Kapoor Khan, who too has registered half a dozen such biggies.

‘Bajirao Mastani’ will now comfortably cross the Rs. 1.6 billion mark and it has to be seen how much does it score from here.

Note: All collections as per production and distributor sources.

* Rs. represents Indian Rupees and $ represents US Dollars where mentioned.


Bollywood Weekly Report – December 28, 2015

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