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

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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 crores 60 crores Incremental Cost increase due to inflation and time frame
Music Munni and Tere Mast Mast Fevicol and Dagabaaz Dabangg had better popular music than Dabangg 2
Villain Sonu Sood Prakash Raj Sonu Sood’s performance stood out than Prakash Raj in Dabangg2
Item song Munni by Malaika Fevicol by Kareena Munni Badnaam still has its charm and in terms of popularity it is ahead of Fevicol Se
Reviews Domestic Positive Overseas Positive Domestic Mixed
Overseas
Negative
Dabangg had more positive reviews everywhere. Dabangg2 had mixed to negative reviews
Number of screens 1800 screens worldwide 4150 screens worldwide Higher number of screens due to the hype created; all thanks to the brand ‘Dabangg’
100 crore 10 days 6 days More screen space
Total collections India 145 crores 160 crores** (estimate) More Screen Space. Also, taking the Ticket Rates into the account.
Total collections
Overseas
28 crores 49 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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