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Sultan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Baahubali 2, Thugs of Hindostan: the top 10 all-time highest-opening weekend grossers

Check out the top 10 highest opening weekend grossers of all time!

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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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The Lion King box office collection day 1: Disney’s animated film takes a marvelous start in India

Both the English and Hindi versions of The Lion King have taken a flying start at the box office in India

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A still from The Lion King

Disney’s animated film – The Lion King has hit the screens today (July 19). And looks like it has taken a marvelous start. Not only are the people loving it and appreciating it, but it has set the cash registers ringing at the box office too. The photo-realistic remake of the 1994 cult classic, The Lion King has been released in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu version. In fact, Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan Khan have also dubbed for the Hindi version. So not only is there a nostalgia factor associated with this film, but there is star power too! And all this has ensured that the movie will take a fantastic start at the box office.

Talking about its start at the box office, Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) revealed to us exclusively, “The Lion King has taken off pretty well. It should rake in Rs 10 crore plus on day 1, which is fantastic for such a film.” He even added that the film has got a good response from the audience. Not only has the Shah Rukh Khan factor helped the film, but also its superior content.

Check out Shah Rukh Khan’s promo for The Lion King right here:

In fact, both the English and Hindi versions of The Lion King have started off well at the box office. As Akshaye added, “The screens between the English and Hindi versions have been divided equally. But the Shah Rukh Khan factor is obviously playing its part. He has a loyal fan following and he hasn’t had a release in a while! So that will surely give The Lion King a push as people flock to theatres to see what he and Aryan Khan have been able to deliver. The Hindi version is also written phenomenally well by Mayur Puri, who had also written The Jungle Book (2016). I heard it is very humorous and entertaining.”

As we mentioned, nostalgia has also brought in the audience. As Akshaye revealed, “The Lion King (1994) was a rage during its time. It was a cult movie and everyone loved it. The people who had seen it back then are now taking their children to see the movie. So nostalgia is surely playing a part in the film working at the box office”. Looking at the current trends, The Lion King is headed for a Rs 30 crore plus weekend. In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz as we get you all the news and updates about the film right here!

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Super 30 box office collection day 4: Hrithik Roshan’s film passes the Monday litmus test with ease

On day 4, Hrithik Roshan – Mrunal Thakur’s Super 30 continued its magnificent run at the box office

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Hrithik Roshan in a still from Super 30. Picture courtesy: Twitter

Hrithik Roshan – Mrunal Thakur’s Super 30 has been buzzing ever since it released on July 12. The film has been loved by one and all, hence it managed to earn a massive amount over the weekend. In fact, over the first weekend, Super 30 raked in more than Rs 50 crore at the box office, which is phenomenal. On day 4, first Monday, everyone expected it to see a massive dip. And while Super 30 did see a decline, it did manage to hold onto a large section of the audience very well. In fact, Hrithik Roshan’s movie passed the Monday litmus test with ease.

On day 4, Super 30 added another Rs 6.92 crore to its kitty. And with that, the film has collected Rs 57.68 crore at the box office! The word of mouth publicity has also sustained well. So the film will continue its magnificent run at the box office over the first week. Looking at the current trends, Super 30 will work well in the urban, multiplex markets. Tier II and Tier III city collections will slow down and with that, the movie should rake in Rs 65 – 75 crore in its first week.

Coming to the film, Super 30 is based on the life of ace mathematician and tutor Anand Kumar. The math genius helped underprivileged children crack the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) exams. The inspirational tale inspired and touched one and all, which in turn, helped grow a positive word of mouth publicity. With the film continuing its box office run, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news and updates on Super 30 right here.

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Kabir Singh box office collection day 25: Shahid Kapoor’s film remains steady even on its fourth Monday

Shahid Kapoor – Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh has been unstoppable at the box office ever since it released on June 21

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Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh. Picture courtesy: Instagram

Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh is a massive hit. The movie has been unstoppable at the box office ever since it released on June 21. And even on its fourth Monday, the film has been rock-steady! Yes, the Monday litmus test is very difficult to crack, but Kabir Singh has been able to do it for four weeks in succession. In fact, even with several films coming out, including the likes of Spider-Man: Far From Home and Super 30Kabir Singh hasn’t slowed down at the box office! It registered a decent fourth weekend and continues to rake in the moolah.

On day 25, fourth Monday, Kabir Singh has added Rs 1.65 crore to its kitty. And with that, its overall box office tally is now Rs 261.59 crore. Naturally, the film will slow down and end its run at the end of next weekend. But it will hit the Rs 270 – 275 crore mark in its lifetime run. Considering that the trade was skeptical of it making even Rs 100 crore, this is huge. What’s your take on this? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Kabir Singh has been quite controversial. Several people as well as critics slammed it for the violence, especially towards women. However, with a positive word-of-mouth publicity flowing for the movie and the public loving it, the film has been able to earn such a massive amount. It has also become Bollywood’s highest grossing film of 2019. With the film continuing its box office run, stay tuned to CineBlitz as we get you more updates about Kabir Singh right here.

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