Salman Khan sets 200 crore mark for ‘Dabangg 2’
Trade analysts are confident of the film's success.“On its release, Dabangg had crossed the Rs 140 crore mark and two years down the line, the buzz as well as the market has increased manifold. Moreover this is a true blue sequel. The hype is unprecedented and there is no reason why Rs 200 crores won’t be a possibility,” chirped a birdie.
Salman Khan’s films never misses to cross the 100 crore mark. His films always spelled magic at the box-office and with ‘Dabangg 2’, the actor is expected to create a new benchmark. Salman Khan has narrowly missed 200 crore mark with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ which ended up making190 crore.
"100 crore is passe now, not just for him but every superstar worth his salt. Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn and now even Ranbir Kapoor has cracked it. Aamir anyway started it all. So for how long can one continue to bask in the glory of something which is fast becoming a trend and is almost a rule than being an exception. The new 'mantra' is 200 crore. Only Aamir is sitting pretty there after 3 Idiots. Now Salman is the one who can take a possible shot at that mark", comments an insider.
Since it is a festive and vacation season, collection is expected to be high. Advance booking of the tickets is open.
PVR, Senior Vice President Operations, Mr. Rahul Singh shared his opinion.
Mr. Singh said, “We are most certainly waiting for next Friday, when ‘Dabangg 2’ hits the theatres. Since the first installment of this franchise was such an amazing superhit, the anticipation is riding high for the sequel. The film is releasing right before Christmas, on the long weekend so the outlook is very positive. We all know now that last week’s release, ‘Khiladi 786’ did not fare too well at the Box Office, so people are even more excited for this film and Chulbul Pandey’s antics in particular.”
When quizzed about the pre-bookings status for ‘Dabangg 2’, Mr. Singh revealed, “Yes, pre-bookings have opened for ‘Dabangg 2’. Though we do not have the exact official figures as yet, but from what we have we know that the figures are quite encouraging. And keeping in mind the trend, we are superlative that this film will break the records set by ‘Dabangg’.”
President of Cinemax India Ltd, Mr. Sanjay Dalia said, “We haven’t started advance booking yet, but nearly 25,000 tickets have been sold as a bulk booking i.e for corporates. This spans the entire weekend. We are looking forward to this film very eagerly, and the buzz is understandably high. This time, we have lined up maximum number of shows- 90-95% for the Salman Khan starrer, ‘Dabangg 2?.”
Well, the craze of ‘Dabangg 2’ among Salman Khan’s fans is really high. The film promises double dose of entertainment.