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.