Opening weekends are very important, especially for big budget films like Salman Khan’s Sultan, Prabhas’ Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan, Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju, and so on. This is because the makers have already invested a lot of money in the making of the film and if they have a fantastic first weekend, then the burden of recovering the cost is slightly lesser. Most of the Bollywood biggies recover more than half their cost in the opening weekend itself. This allows their producers to breathe a bit easier. Post the weekend, the course that the film takes usually depends on the content of the film. However, with a fantastic opening weekend, there is always a better chance to have an even better lifetime run. So, which is the highest all-time opening weekend grosser till date?
Well you’ll be surprised to know, it is Salman Khan’s 2016 release Sultan. The film collected a humongous Rs 180.36 crore in its five-day extended weekend. Salman’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo follows next, with Prabhas’ Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Aamir’s Thugs of Hindostan and Ranbir’s Sanju completing the top 5. Check out the whole list of the all-time highest opening weekend grossers in the chart right here.
We were surprised to see that none of the 2018 films challenged the top 3. But will any movie releasing in 2019 change the game? Well, it is something we will have to wait and watch! In the meantime, stay tuned to Cine Blitz as we get you all the updates from the world of Bollywood and its ticket window right here.
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It has been a good year at the Box Office for Bollywood so far with some more big releases lined for for the rest of the year.
The year started with Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike crossing 100 crores easily and reached 244 crore in India. In February came Gully Boy as well as Total Dhamaal with Rs 134 and Rs 150 crores, respectively. In the month of March, Kesari crossed Rs 151 crores, in June Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat sailed at the box office with Rs 197 crore domestic collections. The same month, Kabir Singh became the highest-grossing film of the year so far with a collection of Rs 331.24 cr in India.
A month into the second half, Super 30 fetched Rs 150.43 crore in India. While the film is still running in some theatres, the final collection may see a slight increase in the numbers. This month has opened exceedingly well at the box office, with Mission Mangal and Batla House releasing on the same day. While the former has crossed Rs 107.56 crores in just five days, Batla House has reached to Rs 54.49 crores and with good word-of-mouth, it may touch Rs 100 cr club.
Even if they didn’t join the big three-digit order, there were projects that did well and almost got there. While Ajay Devgn-starrer De De Pyaar De made Rs 94 crores. Luka Chuppi at Rs 88 crores and Badla at Rs 87 crores were other big hits. Interestingly, three of the biggest flicks this year, Uri, Kabir Singh have set the cash registers ringing without any superstar power.
Here are some big upcoming releases:
The good days at the box office seem to be here to stay for the rest of the year, too, with Prabhas and Sharddha Kapoor’s Saaho, Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s much-awaited film War, Ayushman Khurranna’s Dream Girl on the anvil. Then, of course, there are multi-starrers Housefull 4 and Salman’s Dabangg 3 that have also generated a lot of excitement among the cine-goers. For more updates from Bollywood and show business keep reading CineBlitz.
Super 30 runs successfully at the Box Office, inches close to 150 crores!
The film is seeing a steady footfall in the theatres and is inching close to a whopping 150 Crores and has proven to be a super-hit!
Hrithik Roshan and the team of Super 30 is currently basking in the success and glory of the film as the film has had an immensely successful run at the Box Office. The film which released on 12th of July, has completed a month and a week more and the film is still running smoothly in the theatres. The film is seeing a steady footfall in the theatres and is inching close to a whopping 150 Crores and has proven to be a super-hit! The film is running successfully in theatres not just across cities within our country, but also across nations.
As Super 30 fever gripped the nation, fans went out of their way to promote the film. As the film tackles an issue which hits almost the most neglected pockets of our country and is relevant for masses as it strikes a chord with various strata of not just our Indian society, but world over, people are recognising the film in its full glory as it goes ahead to achieve what it set out to do which was highlight the importance of education. As seen across various platforms of media, fans have been seen holding special screenings, the audience all over has got Super 30 tee shirts printed, as they celebrate the success of Super 30 in the most beautiful manner.
The movie has proved to be an inspiration and adding on to the massive hit, the governments of nine states of Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Delhi, Assam, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir, announced it as a tax-free movie. Super 30 unfolds the life of Bihar-based mathematician Anand Kumar, who trains a batch of 30 students Super 30 for the coveted Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) entrance exam every year.
The film has received outstanding reviews from the audience and more so, the film’s inspirational storyline with the most entertaining trajectory has won the hearts of one and all around the country, showing a phenomenal growth with the numbers at the box office. From Vice President of India to Rajasthan’s Chief Minister, Super 30 has been hailed by several Indian politicians as a must watch! For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 completes successful 50 days at the Box Office!
As Article 15 completes a successful 50 days at the Box Office, it’s a testimony to the fact that the film going audience of this country is getting more and more aware of what good content means and they’re growing more appreciative of it.
Ayushmann Khurrana is riding high on success and how! The very talented actor whose first release of 2019 was Article 15, created a huge wave amongst the citizens of the nation owing to the mind-numbing portrayal of the caste hierarchy our country faces till date. It was a stare-in-your-face film whose realistic storyline and execution left everyone gasping at our country’s reality and Ayushmann Khurrana, who had never donned the role of a cop, was lauded for his performance!
The Anubhav Sinha directorial is a stark reminder of the deep-rooted caste hierarchy of our country that still persists and the norms related to it alongside the aftermaths of not obeying the set rules. The movie is the most realistic investigative drama which is inspired by real-life incidents. From Dalit rapes to other atrocities, Article 15 gets a hold of the social nerve of the society which presents an alarming situation that the country is dealing with.
The national award-winning actor whose last year’s releases- Badhai Ho and Andhadhun both won National awards, has come to be known for his choice of different and brilliant scripts, which stand different from what the industry’s norm of ‘pure commercial entertainment’ has been. Ayushmann Khurrana has also emerged as the sole brand to promote ‘quality over quantity’ and ‘content over commerciality’.
Article 15 was one such film which was so different, so hard-hitting, and relatively dark and yet it saw a great footfall in the theatres. As it completes a successful 50 days at the Box Office, it’s a testimony to the fact that the film going audience of this country is getting more and more aware of what good content means and they’re growing more appreciative of it. For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!
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