Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One Vs Salman Khan’s Bodyguard: Resting The Debate
Over the last two days, since the release of Ra.One, we have received thousands of comments, Tweets and Facebook reactions on the Ra.One versus Bodyguard issue. Thank you for the same. But the question is has Ra.One really broken the record/s set by Bodyguard? Or has it not? Even as figures for the third day are coming in, one really has to put this issue in perspective.
There is no denying that Bodyguard was a blockbuster. But there is also no denying that Ra.One has gotten off to a wonderful start and it is expected to do solid business in the next few days. So how do we solve the conundrum, all the figures and Eid/Diwali comparisons notwithstanding?
Below is a comment from one of our readers, Hardik, who seems to be offering an answer to the issue at hand. Take it or leave it, but you can’t deny the logic. Following the comment are a few links of Koimoi.com’s extensive coverage of Ra.One box-office so far. Hope this will put to rest the Ra.One Vs Bodyguard debate.
You can obviously share your feedback in the comments section below:
Nobody stopped bodyguard for releasing it in 1000 more screens. Also nobody stopped bodyguard for screening in 3d. In the last it is only money which counts.
Bodyguard collected 39 cr in 2 days while ra.one collected 43 crore. Both films are blockbuster but ra.one just outpassed bodyguard by 4 cr.
Also the verdict of audience is out. Ra.one received many negative reviews from critics on day 1 but still ra.one’s 2nd day collection increased by 8 crores.
Internationally, ra.one collected 7 crores on day 1 while bodyguard collected 2 crores on day 1. On 2nd day ra.one is expected to collect about 8 crores while bodyguard’s 2nd day collection internationally was only 2 crores.
Thus summing up all
Ra.one (first day – india + international) – 25 cr
Bodyguard (first day – india + international) – 23 cr
Ra.one(second day – india + international) – 32-33 cr (25 +7/8)
bodyguard (second day – india + international) – 21 cr (19 +2)
Bodyguards 3rd day collection was 14 cr in india + 2 cr internationally. Ra.one is expected to collect 20 cr+ in india only on 3rd day.
so ra.one wins in all record expect 1 : india only opening day record : bodyguard 21 cr – ra.one 18 cr
Also ra.one is the 1st film to cross 25 cr 1 day mark.
Link to original post: http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/ra-one-final-2-day-box-office-score-rs-43-crore/