Bollywood films ‘Dilwale’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ starring Salman Khan, both had great collections at the box office. Both the films managed to create lot of buzz before its release due to the star power, and on the basis of same, it is clear that Salman‘s movie did much better than SRK starrer ‘Dilwale’.
‘Dilwale’ that released on December 18, 2015, on it’s first day, the film had collected Rs. 21.55 crores net approx (Rs. 215 million), and on it’s second day, the film collected Rs 19.60 crores net approx (Rs. 196 million). The business of the film over the first two days is Rs 41.15 crores net approx (Rs 411 million)
On the other hand, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ collected Rs. 39 crores net approx in its Hindi version on its first day. On it’s second day the film collected Rs 29 crores net approx (Rs 290 million). After the two day run at box office, the total collections stand at Rs. 68 crores (680 million) net approx.
It’s clearly showing a lot of difference on the collection. Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is leading with Rs 26.85 crore on day two.
However the comparison wouldn’t exactly be fair as ‘Dilwale’ is sharing screens with ‘Bajirao Mastani’, whereas PRDP had all the screens available country wide that too for a period of four day weekend. Out of the advance bookings, PRDP had 65% of it for the first day which was the holiday of Diwali.
For SRK starrer ‘Dilwale’ the advance booking has been 50% for Friday and the rest for the remaining weekend. Ratio wise ‘Dilwale’ has got 50% collection of ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, but only has 30% of the screenings that the previous film got. Hence the numbers are pretty good. Whatever less screenings the film has is due to its clash with ‘Bajirao Mastani’
Dilwale stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo stars Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor.