[tps_footer]Bollywood films ‘Dilwale’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ starring Ranveer Singh have finished their third Friday at the box office. On the third weekend of the film, ‘Dilwale’ has collected lesser than ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and is also behind in the total race by a close margin. ‘Dilwale’ that started off brilliantly in first weekend could not keep hold on the box office for second and now beginning of third weekend. ‘Bajirao Mastani’s collections have improved a lot in second as well as third weekend.
On the 15th day at the box office, ‘Diwale’ collected Rs. 3.25 crores net approx (Rs. 32.5 millions) while ‘Bajirao Mastani’ collected Rs. 6.50 crores net approx (Rs. 65 millions) which is approximately double. Which means Ranveer Singh‘s movie is ahead by a huge margin in the beginning of third weekend as the film is enjoying the holiday factor of New Year. ‘Dilwale’ also managed to collect decently, however much less than its competition. Which is quite shocking for an Shah Rukh Khan film, however worldwide and in overseas collections ‘Dilwale’ has a strong hold.
At the Indian box office, ‘Dilwale’ collected Rs. 95.37 crores in its first week (Rs. 9.53 billion) and in second week the film got Rs. 31.50 crores net approx (Rs. 3.15 billion) which is a huge drop. ‘Bajirao Mastani’ collected Rs. 84.36 crores net approx (Rs. 8.43 billion) in its first week and second week collection was Rs. 55 crores net approx (Rs. 5.5 billion) which is pretty good as the drop in collections was relatively less. Thus in total also ‘Bajirao Mastani’ has better collection that ‘Dilwale’ in Indian box office. Ranveer Singh film’s total is Rs. 145.86 crores net approx (Rs. 14.5 billion) and Shah Rukh Khan film Dilwale’s total is Rs. 130.12 crores net approx (Rs. 13 billion).
After 15 days at the box office, ‘Dilwale’ is looking at a lifetime business of around Rs. 140-145 crores net approx while ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is looking at total collection of Rs. 160-165 crores net approx. Now we wait for the third week total business for both films.[/tps_footer]