This week has created history for Bollywood with a collection of over 212 crores between ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Baahubali’. This is indeed a new first week record breaking the previous ones which were Aamir Khan starring Dhoom 3(188 crore) followed by PK (183 crore).
Talking specifically about both the blockbusters of the season, Bajrangi Bhaijaan missed the top position in the list of first week collections just by falling short of 2 Crores (Bajrangi Bhaijaan bagged in 186 crores and Dhoom 3 was at 188 crores). A very important factor for this is the competition it is facing from Baahubali in the south which was obvious, but same is the case in the north, which was shocking. Though Bajrangi Bhaijaan has not yet surpassed the lifetime record of ‘Yeh jawaani hai Dewaani’ (188 crores), it will definitely do so very soon.
Coming to ‘Baahubali’, it has bagged in 26 Crores further, marching towards the 90 crore mark. This is indeed a record breaking success when compared to other big budget dubbed projects like ‘Robot’ which made 20 crores. This movie is gaining more footfall because of mouth publicity which is bringing in more audience nationwide as well as worldwide.
With this, we can say that it is going to be yet another grossing week for Bollywood.