Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Bajirao Mastani’ starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh is unstoppable at the box office. The movie, which picked up pace from the first week itself, is still going strong and has earned Rs. 177.35 cr in India alone.
The third week of Bajirao Mastani is also proving to be lucky as the film earned Rs. 7.50 cr on Friday (January 1), Rs. 6 cr on Saturday (January 2), Rs. 7 cr on Sunday (January 3), Rs 2.30 cr on Monday (January 4), Rs 2.20 cr on Tuesday (January 5), Rs 2.05 cr on Wednesday (January 6) and Rs 2 cr on Thursday (January 7). The movie has now entered in its fourth week and its going steady at the box office and earned Rs 1.40 cr on Friday (January 8), Rs 2.35 cr on Saturday( January 9) and Rs 2.70 cr on Sunday (January 10). With this the film’s total collections have gone up to Rs. 177.35 cr in India. (Read: I’ve not faced problem with censor board: Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
This epic historical romance which features Ranveer as Bajirao and Deepika as Mastani also features Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai in the film. (Also read: ‘Bajirao Mastani’ role a milestone in my career: Priyanka Chopra)
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#BajiraoMastani [Week 3] Fri 7.50 cr, Sat 6 cr, Sun 7 cr, Mon 2.30 cr, Tue 2.20 cr, Wed 2.05 cr, Thu 2 cr. Total: ₹ 170.90 cr. SUPERB!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 8, 2016
#BajiraoMastani crosses ₹ 175 cr mark. [Week 4] Fri 1.40 cr, Sat 2.35 cr, Sun 2.70 cr. Total: ₹ 177.35 cr. India biz. SUPERB!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 11, 2016
The film which released along with Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol has done wonders irrespective of the competition it faced at the screens and box office. Also the movie fought its way through after all the bans imposed on it at various places. (Also read: ‘Dilwale’s steady pace at box office; Shah Rukh Khan’s film collects Rs. 187.25 cr in India)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali proved his versatility once again with his film which released on December 18, 2015. His last directorial ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’, which was also a hit featured Ranveer and Deepika in the lead roles with Priyanka in a item number.
Eros International Media Ltd, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced an outstanding response to its latest release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani in its third week. The movie has closed its third weekend with a total gross of Rs. 301 crores worldwide. (Also read: Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Dilwale’ grosses Rs 338.75 crore worldwide)
Commenting on the film’s continued blockbuster performance, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Limited, said, “Mr. Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani is truly a celebration of Indian cinema and while it’s no surprise to see the film being so universally accepted, the euphoria surrounding it and its steady performance all through since its release has been remarkable. The critical acclaim and the incredible response has been extremely encouraging and humbling. The Christmas and New Year holiday weekends have shown tremendous footfalls and with no new release for another week, we expect this phenomenon to continue”.
Pranab Kapadia, President, Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc added, “Bajirao Mastani continues to perform equally well in the overseas markets too with it crossing the coveted million mark across key territories including the US, UK and Australia. Overall, the third weekend collections have dropped by only 20% approximately over the 2nd weekend”.
Eros released Bajirao Mastani across 3750 screens worldwide on 18th December 2015 and went on to increase showcasing to meet demand in the subsequent weeks after its release.