[tps_footer]Bollywood films ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ are nearing their end at the box office, and with the third weekend business it is getting clearer who will emerge as the winner. The first weekend business showed the collections being in favour of ‘Dilwale’ instead of ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but over the next two weekends, the tables have completely turned. Shah Rukh Khan starrer film lost momentum in Indian market due to lack of word of mouth and tough competition from competitor Ranveer Singh’s movie. However internationally, SRK’s film did phenomenally.
In third weekend business also ‘Dilwale’ is far behind ‘Bajirao Mastani’. ‘Dilwale’ experienced 60% drop whereas ‘Bajirao Mastani’ had 50% drop, but still collected more than double of SRK’s film. ‘Dilwale’ collected Rs. 8.25 crores net approx (Rs. 82.5 million) in its third weekend, whereas ‘Bajirao Mastani’ collected Rs. 17.75 crores net approx (Rs. 177.5 million). ‘Bajirao Mastani’ had the third highest third weekend ever after ‘PK’, ‘3 idiots’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. The film gained lot of momentum due to immense word of mouth and great reviews from audience as well as critics.
Shah Rukh Khan film Dilwale’s total after third weekend is Rs. 134.73 crores net approx (Rs. 13.47 billion). Whereas ‘Bajirao Mastani’ has a total of Rs. 157.30 crores net approx now after the third weekend. After 15 days at the box office, ‘Dilwale’ is looking at a lifetime business of around Rs. 140-143 crores net approx which is lesser than expected due to competition from ‘Bajirao Mastani’ which is looking at a lifetime business of maybe Rs. 175 crores net approx. However, the same number might not be achieved due to the fall both the films are about to experience from here on.
‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ had been enjoying the market from December 18, 2015 and will continue to do so till the next film releases on January 8, 2016 that is this weekend. In this three weekends, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ has emerged as the winner at Indian box office. Now we wait for the worldwide collections of both the films.[/tps_footer]