Bajrangi Bhaijaan was released today on 4500 screens in India and 800 screens in overseas. Bajrangi Bhaijaan has taken an earth shattering opening all over India.
*Update: Bajrangi Bhaijaan has showed huge growth in the evening shows. The film is practically houseful at all centers. The exceptional word of mouth has helped the film to grow. Expect some rocking box office numbers today.
The occupancy in the morning shows was around 90-95%. Many centers are showing houseful. The craze for Salman starrer is unimaginable. The opening was best in Mumbai, Delhi, East Punjab and UP. This is undoubtedly the best opening of the year. Both single screens and multiplexes are rocking.
It was little slow in parts of South India where Baahubali continues to rule but it did not matter a lot as long the key centers perform well. The film has two holidays ahead (Eid and Sunday).
Bajrangi Bhaijaan opening is better than last Eid release Kick which collected 26 crore. The film has received positive reviews and word of mouth is very good. It has to be seen where the film goes from here.
We will continue to update this page with the latest reports throughout the day. So keep checking.
2015 has proved to be an average affair for Bollywood. Some big films like Tevar, Mr. X and Bombay Velvet has disappointed a lot. While content driven films like NH 10, Dam Laga ke Haisha and Badlapur were successful at the box office.
May was a welcome change for Bollywood films. This month featured three successful films like Gabbar Is Back (Hit), Piku (Super Hit), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (Blockbuster). In June there was only hit ABCD 2.