'Dabangg 2' collects 111.78 crore in eight days

Superstar star Salman Khan has produced yet another blockbuster for the Bollywood industry. His recent film ‘Dabangg 2’ has minted not less than Rs. 111.78 crore in just about eight days of its release. It seems that after his previous blockbusters, ‘Dabangg’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bodyguard’, the actor does not seem to be happy without bringing out a blockbuster every year. Luck seem to shine on him as his works has been appreciated by fans all over the world.

 ‘Dabangg 2’, which is the directional debut of Arbaaz Khan, stars Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. It is the sequel of the movie ‘Dabangg’ that came out a couple of years ago. The film had a backdrop of the rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, adding a different flavor to the movie. The sequel however has been shifted from the rural area to a city. It was made under Arbaaz Khan Production banner and the story has been written by Dilip Shukla. The film released on 21st December in about 3500 screens in India.

 This romantic comedy has set itself at the top of the Bollywood charts this year. ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, Salman’s movie which released in Eid, had also made a lot of money. However, ‘Dabangg 2’ has raked the money boxes even though it was not released on a holiday. Its total collection of 10 days amounts to a whopping Rs. 127.03 crore, with an opening amount of Rs. 21.1 crore at the domestic centers. ‘Dabangg 2’ was released at a date where no other big releases took place. Hence, it was expected that the film would do very well at the theaters not only in the first week but in the second week also.

 The film collected a sum of Rs. 65 crore in the first week of its release. However, as the expectations were soaring high, collections saw a dip of about 65 percent. In the second week, the film collected Rs. 20.5 crore. This was not expected as ‘Dabangg 2’ had been screened at more theaters than ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. The latter had made Rs. 21 crore in the second week.

 In all, ‘Dabangg 2’ managed to collect Rs. 127 crore in total at the domestic box office and it made Rs 35 crore at the overseas box office. Trade analysts are of the view that it is still tough to predict though, whether the film would be able to collect Rs. 200 crore.