Ajay Devgn’s “Raid” had a fantastic opening weekend! In the first three days, it not only met, but exceeded its 35 *crore budget. With a total of Rs. 41.04 crore, it has collected the second highest-grossing opening weekend of the year (so far), second only to “Padmaavat“. It has also landed on the top ten list at number four. It showed amazing growth over the weekend, collecting 10.04 crore on Friday, 13.86 on Saturday, and 17.14 on Sunday. The next four days will tell, however, if “Raid” will be an opening-weekend-earner only, or if it will maintain a high-earning momentum. Either way, it’s already the year’s newest success.
There are no reports this moring on second weekend collections for “Hate Story IV“. This article will be updated as soon as figures become available.
Meanwhile, “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” is within a day of crossing the 100 crore mark! Total collections today are Rs. 99.34 crore! It’s certain to cross the 100 crore mark by the end of Tuesday, if not today. Going into a fourth week, and with a popular new film on the screens, this unexpected hit just may be nearing the end of its triumphant run. But, it will go down in history as a 100-crore club member without any popular-name actors! Well done!
Going back a bit, trickling collections for the long-running “Padmaavat” have helped the film to cross the 300 crore mark, this week! With Rs. 300.26 crore in domestic collections, “Padmaavat” joins the exclusive 300-crore club, which includes only five other films: “Dangal“, “PK“, “Tiger Zinda Hai“, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan“, and “Sultan“. The club no longer belongs to just the two Khans.
And on a final note, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” is the latest Bollywood film to get its turn at the Chinese box office. As a result, its global totals have increased, and it has moved up the list of highest-grossing Indian films of all time. With a current (and growing) total of Rs. 878.45 crore, it has surpassed “PK” and is now the fourth highest-grossing, just under “Secret Superstar“. With several weeks still left in its Chinese run, it is well within the realm of possibility that Salman Khan’s 2015 film will be the next to enter the 1000-crore club! A club that, so far, includes only “Dangal” and “Baahubali: The Conclusion“.
* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees