An insightful comparison of 1st Sunday Box Office Collection for PRDP, BB, Ek Tha Tiger, PK, HNY CE, Dhoom 3 and Kick.
Salman Khan‘s latest Diwali release PRDP is going strong at the Box Office, at least for the weekend. After minting more than 100 crores in first three days at the silver screen, the movie was expected to deliver a bumper 1st Sunday at the Box Office but that didn’t happen. PRDP witnessed a drop of around 5% on its 1st Sunday which signifies that the WOM is mixed, and the movie will struggle from Monday blues. Let’s have a look at the 1st Sunday collection of Bollywood’s biggest films in last five years and find out why it’s an important day in deciding the Box Office fate of the movie.
1st Sunday has always been an important day for Bollywood movies. PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dhoom 3 had a colossal first Sunday, and all of them went on to become ATBB. On the other hand, SRK’s HNY witnessed a significant drop on its 1st Sunday and managed to cross just 200 crores at the Box Office. Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger also after registering the biggest opening witnessed significant drop on its first Sunday.
WOM also comes into play when converting a good opening day to high lifetime collection. PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan had a positive WOM, and they went on to cross 300 crores at the Box Office. On the other hand, HNY, Ek Tha Tiger and Krrish 3 struggled at the Box Office after a glorious opening weekend.
After an average first Sunday, it is entirely predictable that PRDP will struggle at the Box Office from Monday. I just get the feeling that Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will follow the same trend as last year Diwali release Happy New Year.
Movie Name Date of Release Opening Day Collection (In crores) 1st Sunday Collection (In crores) Lifetime collection (In crores) Verdict Ek Tha Tiger 15-Aug-2012 32.92 (Wednesday) 23.1 199 Blockbuster Krrish 3 1-Nov-2013 25.5 (Thursday) 35.91 244 Superhit Dhoom 3 20-Dec-2013 36.22 (Friday) 38.03 280 ATBB Chennai Express 09-Aug-2013 33.12 (Friday) 32.5 227 Blockbuster Kick 25-Jul-2014 26.4 (Friday) 30.18 233 Blockbuster HNY 24-Oct-2014 44.97 (Friday) 32.29 204 Superhit PK 19-Dec-2014 26.63 (Friday) 38.44 340 ATBB Bajrangi Bhaijaan 17-Jul-2015 27.25 (Friday) 38.75 321 ATBB Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 17-Jul-2015 40.35 (Thursday) 29 130* Not declared