‘Dabangg 2’ earns 21 crore on the opening day
The last big release of 2012 ‘Dabangg2’ has strike moolah at the box-office. Released on 21st December, the film has made a record breaking collection of Rs 21.10 crore in the opening day and trade analysts foresee that the film will cross 100 crore mark.
Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines told IANS that 'Dabangg 2' has opened 'exceptionally well at the box office on Friday' and on Saturday 'collected around Rs.17 crore and is going housefull on Sunday'.
According to him, ‘Dabangg 2’ has broke the opening day collection of ‘Rowdy Rathore’ which opened with 15.10 crore.
Made on a budget of Rs 50 crore, the film marks the directorial debut of Arbaaz Khan. Salman and Sonakshi Sinha played the lead role while Prakash Raj played the villain.
Brijesh Tandon said, "In Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, 'Dabangg 2' has collected around Rs 3.40 crore on Friday which was quite expected from Salman's film. We hope the film gets bigger and better tonight."
Anand Verma of DT Cinema informed that at their centres it has got a 'phenomenal response' despite a slow start on Friday morning and most of the shows have been 'housefull'.
However, Vinay Choksey of VIP Movies feels that Monday will be a vital day for the movie.
He said: "Today (Sunday) the film is going housefull and it should collect around Rs 20 to Rs 23 crore. We are only concerned about the Monday morning collections. We hope there won't be any dip on Monday."
In Mumbai, according to Manoj Desai, executive director of G7 multiplex and Maratha Mandir, "'Dabangg 2' was housefull at G7 and Maratha Mandir on Friday and Saturday. Even on Sunday the film is going housefull. Now let's see how the film does on Monday."
When inquired, will 'Dabangg 2' break the record of Salman's earlier release, 'Ek Tha Tiger', which earned Rs 33 crore on its opening day?
"I don't think 'Dabangg 2' will break the record of 'Ek Tha Tiger', but the film will certainly cross Rs.100 crore without any doubt. Besides, Tuesday is a (X-Mas) holiday, so the film will collect enough on Christmas."
Sunil Bansal of Yash Raj Jai Pictures Pvt Ltd informed that 'Dabangg 2' amassed around 'Rs 1.25 crore on day one in Rajasthan. On Saturday, the film collected around Rs 90 lakh".
Jeetu Khandelwal of Movie Pioneers informed that 'the film collected around Rs.30 lakh, but it is going housefull on Sunday in Orissa'.
"Nobody will ever face any loss with a Salman Khan film. But 'Ready' and 'Bodyguard' opened with better collection compared to 'Dabangg 2'," he added.
Manoj Desai, executive director of G7 multiplex and Maratha Mandir said: "'Dabangg 2' was housefull at G7 and Maratha Mandir on Friday and Saturday. Even on Sunday the film is going housefull. Now let's see how the film does on Monday."