Dilwale Beats Bajirao Mastani in Box Office Collections

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As expected, Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani are going headstrong at the box office; The SRK-Kajol starrer made 65.09 crores in the first three days while Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone-Priyanka Chopra starrer gathered 46.77 crores.

Dilwale kicked off with a bumper opening but witnessed a slight drop on Saturday. The musical action comedy film picked up the pace on Sunday and collected 24 crore rupees. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historic drama raked 12.80 crore rupees on its opening day and showed upward trend for the next two days, with 15.52 crore rupees on Saturday and 18.45 crore rupees on Sunday.

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Despite the war for screen and massive protests, both films were liked by moviegoers. They did a business of 111.86 crore rupees combined, collecting 33.80 crore on Friday, 35.61 crore on Saturday and 42.45 crore of Sunday.

 

Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale received a great response worldwide and was ranked at second position in the UK after Star Wars, drawing a business of £ 218,803 (2.22 crore rupees). The movie amassed $ 8.5 million (56.38 crore rupees) from overseas viewers.

Bajirao Mastani, too, did not fail to receive the love of the international audience. The film made $4.5 million (29.85 crore rupees) from overseas.

While Dilwale was rated in the ‘Top 5 Opening Day’ by raking 21 crore rupees along with blockbusters such as Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Singh is Bliing and Brothers, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh listed Bajirao Mastani in his top Favorite Movies of 2015.

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Taran Adarsh highlighted that the protests in various cities, which resulted in the cancellation of shows has curtailed the business of both movies but as there is no major Hindi film scheduled till January 8, 2016, they are expected to gather more money in coming days.

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