Dilwale starring Bollywood's evergreen couple Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol has raked in Rs 100 crore worldwide in the first three days of its release. Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh-starrer Bajirao Mastani, which had a steady start at the box office against Dilwale, has been gaining popularity with the audience.
Bajirao Mastani in three days has collected over 46 crore. Film trade analysts Taran Adarsh on Monday tweeted the break up of box office numbers for both films.
According to Adarsh, Bajirao Mastani on Fri collected Rs 12.80 crore, Sat Rs 15.52 crore and Sun Rs 18.45 crore taking its first week collection total to Rs 46.77 crore.
"Dilwale, meanwhile, on Fri collected Rs 21 crore, Sat Rs 20.09 crore, Sun Rs 24 cr taking its first week total collection to Rs 65.09 crore,” he added.
“Dilwale Overseas total: $ 8.5 million [₹ 56.38 cr]. EXCELLENT!,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, another trade analyst Komal Nahta said Dilwale became the biggest opener for a Bollywood film.
“Dilwale Overseas: Gulf - biggest ever opening for a bollywood film, and the no. 1 film this weekend, higher than Star Wars and other films,” he tweeted.
“Dilwale Overseas: Australia - biggest opening of 2015, biggest ever for SRK,” he said, adding that the film in New Zealand is on holds second place on box office charts, in USA, it is on 9 place in Top 10 chart.
Dilwale, a potboiler from the successful Rohit Shetty-Shah Rukh Khan duo, opened last Friday mostly to poor reviews. However, reviews are unlikely to bother the filmmakers so long as the film keeps the cash registers ringing.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani, the love story of a Maratha ruler, has mostly received rave reviews.