Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor starer is already declared a blockbuster before its release. Well, the advance booking of the movie opened this morning and since then, tickets have been selling like free chicken. Yes, Kabir Khan’s next has opened to a terrific response at multiplexes and single screens across the country. According to Box Office India, the first weekend shows are already 70 per cent booked three days prior to the film’s release. The movie is expected to release on around 5000 screens across 50 countries which include 4500 screens from India itself. The movie is set for the biggest opening weekend of all time at domestic Box Office.
Top 10 opening weekend grossers of Bollywood
|Movie Name||Starcast||Year of Release||Opening Weekend Collection (in crores)|
|Happy New Year||Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone||2014||108.86 (Including regional numbers)|
|Dhoom 3||Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif||2013||107.61 (Including regional numbers)|
|Sultan||Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma||2016||105.34|
|Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Salman Khan, Kareena, Nawaz, Harshaali||2015||102.6|
|Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor||2015||101.47|
|Chennai Express||Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone||2013||100.42 (Including paid reviews)|
|PK||Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma||2014||95.21|
|Kick||Salman Khan and Jacqueline||2014||83.83|
|Singham Returns||Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor||2014||77.5|
|Krrish 3||Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra||2013||72|
|Bang Bang||Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif||2014||71.72|
|Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Ranbeer Kapoor and Deepika Padukone||2013||63|
|Dabangg 2||Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha||2012||62|
Well, the trade analysts are whoomped by the response Bajrangi is getting at Box Office. We will be looking at what they have to say on Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Rajesh Thadani, Multimedia Combines, Mumbai: I have never witnessed such a frenzy for advance booking. All-India, advance booking is 75 per cent at both multiplexes and single-screens, and in Mumbai, it is 80-per cent and growing. It is safe to say that this film will create enormous box-office records.
Sanjay Ghai, Mukta Arts, Delhi-UP: Bajrangi Bhaijaan is expected to be one of the biggest grossers of all time. I have never seen advance booking like this before.
Jaspal Dhingra, Nanaskar Enterprises, East Punjab: Advance booking for Bajrangi Bhaijaan is extraordinary. The opening of Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be huge as everyone is waiting for Salman Khan’s next film.
Debashish Dey, Aum Moviez, West Bengal: Today, we witnessed a huge response for the advance booking and by tomorrow it should be 100 per cent for the weekend. In fact, a few single-screens are already house full for the weekend.
Gaurrav Gaur, O’Real Imagination, Rajasthan: Bajrangi Bhaijaan is all set to break the record for advance booking. It is only Wednesday and, after advance booking opened in the morning, the response has already been been marvellous.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the biggest release of 2015. Starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui the movie is set to release this Friday.