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.