R Madhavan-Kangana Ranaut starrer "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" has become the biggest hit in the first half of 2015. The film has done well not only at the domestic box office, but also overseas.
In fact, this film has turned out to be the biggest "solo" hit in the careers of both the lead actors. Apart from this, the movie has several important records to its credit.
Biggest Opening Week in 2015 (Nett.)
"Tanu Weds Manu" got the biggest opening week of the year as the Bollywood movie raked in ₹70 crore in seven days. It beat the record of Akshay Kumar's "Baby", which had made ₹63.82 crore in the opening week. It has to been seen how long will this record be in the name of the Madhavan starrer, given the film of big Khans of Bollywood releasing in the second half of the year.
First Bollywood Film to Score Century in 2015
The year 2015 has not been great for Bollywood as several films struggled at the box office. Akshay Kumar's "Gabbar Singh is Back" and "Baby" had thumping opening and were the only two movies that could come close to the ₹100 crore mark. But "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" stunned the industry by becoming the first Hindi film in 2015 reach the mark in just 10 days.
Landmark ₹200 Crore Gross Worldwide
"Tanu Weds Manu" has also become the first Hindi film in 2015 to gross (not net) over ₹200 crore. It reached the mark in just two weeks.
Overpowers Prequel Records
"Tanu Weds Manu" was a sleeper hit and the movie had made about ₹38 crore in India. The second instalment beat this record in the first opening itself.
Total Business at Domestic Box
So far, "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" has become the biggest film in terms of overall net business in India. The Hindi movie has raked in ₹131.05 crore (till 8 June) and it is still going strong. It is predicted that the Kangana starrer is likely to reach ₹200 crore mark in India.
'Chennai Express' Record Broken
Every actor would like to see his films compared to those of the big Khans of Bollywood. "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" has surpassed the second week collection record of "Chennai Express, (which had made ₹23 crore) by making ₹28 crore.