If you ever doubted that Salman Khan’s the undisputed King of Bollywood, this should steal the deal once and for all. After bulldozing his way into box office history with Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman has proved once again that locking horns with him on the ticket windows is not a good idea.
His latest family saga, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, directed by Sooraj R Barjatya is taking the BO by storm: According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has already collected an unthinkable Rs 143.39 crore in just the first five days of its release.
#PremRatanDhanPayo Thu 40.35 cr, Fri 31.05 cr, Sat 30.07 cr, Sun 28.30 cr, Mon 13.62 cr. Total: ₹ 143.39 cr. Hindi version. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 17, 2015
In case you’re thinking Salman Khan is unbeatable, you’re wrong. So, who can beat Salman in his own game? Well, Salman Khan himself. His earlier release Bajrangi Bhaijaan earned Rs 151.05 crore in first five days.
#BajrangiBhaijaan maintains its TRIUMPHANT gallop. Fri 27.25 cr, Sat 36.60 cr, Sun 38.75 cr, Mon 27.05 cr, Tue 21.40 cr. Total: ₹ 151.05 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 22, 2015
However, there was another non-Hindi film this year that crossed the Rs 100 crore mark quite easily. Director SS Rajamouli’s magnum-opus Baahubali grossed Rs 254 crore worldwide in first five days. Its Hindi version did phenomenally well. Baahubali’s gathered around Rs 34.60 crore in the Hindi speaking belt.
#Baahubali [dubbed Hindi version] Fri 5.15 cr, Sat 7.09 cr, Sun 10.11 cr, Mon 6.10 cr, Tue 6.15 cr, Wed 6.05 cr. Total: ₹ 40.65 cr. AWESOME!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 16, 2015
Overall, it’s a stiff battle between Baahubali, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Only time will declare the ultimate box office winner.