Salman Khan’s Dabangg franchise has become a brand now and no one can debate on the fact. Dabangg, which was released in 2010 and the sequel Dabangg 2, that released in 2012, both rocked at the Box Office. The movies did huge business in India and Overseas proving Salman Khan as the numero-uno Box Office champion. Dabangg 2 has had its success run at the box office and now accumulated Rs 158.50 crores at the box office and might settle for Rs 160 crores as the final count at India Box Office.

Salman Khan's Dabangg and Dabangg 2 Movie Poster
Salman Khan’s Dabangg and Dabangg 2 Movie Poster

However, with the critics mixed reviews and mixed word of mouth, it seems that it was the two leading brands ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Salman Khan’ that helped ‘Dabangg 2’ do well at the Box Office. Dabangg’s success made it a brand and created more value for Dabangg 2 , which ultimately generated more expectations from the later.

Koimoi tries to compare which is a bigger hit in terms of some metrics.

Dabangg (2010)Dabangg 2 (2012)Remarks
Cost (Including Marketing)40 crores60 croresIncremental Cost increase due to inflation and time frame
MusicMunni and Tere Mast MastFevicol and DagabaazDabangg had better popular music than Dabangg 2
VillainSonu SoodPrakash RajSonu Sood’s performance stood out than Prakash Raj in Dabangg2
Item songMunni by MalaikaFevicol by KareenaMunni Badnaam still has its charm and in terms of popularity it is ahead of Fevicol Se
ReviewsDomestic Positive Overseas PositiveDomestic Mixed
Dabangg had more positive reviews everywhere. Dabangg2 had mixed to negative reviews
Number of screens1800 screens worldwide4150 screens worldwideHigher number of screens due to the hype created; all thanks to the brand ‘Dabangg’
100 crore10 days6 daysMore screen space
Total collections India145 crores160 crores** (estimate)More Screen Space. Also, taking the Ticket Rates into the account.
Total collections
28 crores49 crores

Based on the comparison of metrics above the more positive factor is tilted towards Dabangg than Dabangg 2. What do you think?

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