Box office: Dilwale ahead but Bajirao Mastani catching up fast

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 20, 2015 18:25 IST
Dilwale collected Rs 41 cr, while Bajirao Mastani grossed Rs 28 cr in two days. (YouTube)

The box office battle between Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dilwale and Ranveer Singh’s Bajirao Mastani is not as one sided as trade pundits predicted earlier.

In fact, Bajirao Mastani is fast catching up with Dilwale in terms of total collection. While Dilwale grossed Rs 41.09 crore, Bajirao Mastani was not too far behind with Rs 28.32 crore in the first two days of their release. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures.

Riding on Shah Rukh Khan’s innovative marketing skills, Dilwale opened in nearly 4000 screens, while Bajirao Mastani occupied about 3000 screens. But business figures show that Bajirao Mastani is making money much faster than Dilwale.

Read: Dilwale review

Dilwale was promoted as the comeback film of the Shah Rukh-Kajol pair while Bajirao Mastani relied on its grandeur. Later, a positive word of mouth also helped Bajirao Mastani vis-a-vis Dilwale.

Read: Bajirao Mastani review

Dilwale also has Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in important roles. Similarly, Bajirao Mastani features Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in other pivotal roles.

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