|A little more than a fortnight after it hit theatres, Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2 has crossed the Rs. 150 crore mark.
The film had hit the ground running at box office with the first-day collection of Rs. 21 crore nett, which was exceptional for a non-holiday release. The movie took all of six days to storm into the 100 crore club and added another Rs. 8 crore nett on the seventh day to take its first week tally to Rs. 108 crore nett.
As expected, there was a slight dip in the film’s collection in the second week, what with people busy with New Year celebrations. Yet, Dabangg 2 managed another Rs. 36 crore in its kitty to take the two-week total to Rs. 144 crore nett. The third weekend, brought in an added 8 crore. So the film’s 17-day collection stands at Rs. 152 crore nett.
The coming days would see a further dip in the collections, and it remains to be seen if the Salman Khan starrer manages to scrape past the Rs. 200 crore mark, a tough task for sure, but not impossible.
The upshot is that Dabangg 2 is now officially a blockbuster, and a testimony to Salman Khan’s clout at the box office.
Among the last Friday’s releases, only Table No. 21 managed to make a little impact with the first weekend collection of Rs. 5.84 crore nett.
The coming Friday would see multiple releases, but the most prominent of them would be Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola starring Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma.