Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer "Dilwale" has become Bollywood's fifth highest grossing film of this year. "Dilwale" has simultaneously entered into the Rs 100 crore club with its first week box office collection.
Shah Rukh's film is Bollywood's fifth film of 2015 to cross Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office with its net income. The top four Rs 100 crore grossers include, "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" and "ABCD 2". "Dilwale" first week box office collection stands at Rs 102.65 crore.
"#Dilwale Fri 21 cr, Sat 20.09 cr, Sun 24 cr, Mon 10.09 cr, Tue 9.42 cr, Wed 8.79 cr, Thu 9.26 cr. Total: ₹ 102.65 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding, "While #Dilwale scored over the weekend, #BajiraoMastani had an upper hand on weekdays. *COMBINED* Week 1 biz is ₹ 188.80 cr. India biz... WEEKEND/WEEKDAYS biz:- #Dilwale weekend ₹ 65.09 cr, weekdays ₹ 37.56 cr ... #BajiraoMastani weekend ₹ 46.77 cr, weekdays ₹ 39.38 cr. India."
"Dilwale", which opened to negative reviews, had a strong opening weekend, while collection during weekdays was on the lower side. The film earned a decent amount on its fourth and fifth day, but the earnings dropped significantly on its sixth day. However, the business picked up again on Christmas Eve. Rohit Shetty's directorial film will have a good second Friday at the box office due to Christmas holiday across the country.
"It is a whopper overseas and this is just the beginning. The Christmas and New Year vacation has begun. Since last night, we have seen a massive jump in the figures. Besides registering highest opening in the UK, Gulf, Australia and Malaysia, the film is also in the top 10 box office charts of USA and New Zealand. SRK is the undisputed king of the overseas market as far as Bollywood goes. He has a massive fan following in many European markets," The Times of India quoted a trade analyst as saying.
Meanwhile, here are few box office facts related to "Dilwale" movie and its cast:
"Dilwale" is Kajol and Kriti Sanon's first movie together, Rohit Shetty and Shah Rukh's sixth movie and Varun's second movie to cross Rs 100 crore mark in India.
"Dilwale" is Bollywood's 40th movie to earn over Rs 100 crore. The list does not include the box office income of the Hindi version of "Baahubali - The Beginning".
At Rs 102.65 cr, "Dilwale" is the 37th highest grosser of Bollywood so far.