Bajirao Mastani had a fantastic third weekend and brought in more than 20 crore. It benefitted immensely from the 1st January holiday as 7.5 crore more came in that day. With Saturday and Sunday showing very good hold as well, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has managed a record run with collections staying over the 5 crore mark for 18 days in succession, ever since its release.
This is a huge success for a film that started with a 12.8 crore opening day and hasn’t looked back ever since. With around 161 crore to its name already, the film is now a clear success. In the process, it has also surpassed Tanu Weds Manu Returns (152 crore), hence turning out to be Eros’ second biggest grosser ever after Bajrangi Bhaijaan (321 crore).
With this, while it has now emerged as the third biggest grosser of 2015 (after Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (210 crore)), the Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra starrer has also cemented its place amongst the Top-15 grossers of all time.
The film is now set to enjoy good weekdays too and with Wazir as the only competition next week, it would be interesting to see how much more does it manage to accumulate in the final tally.
Note: All collections as per production and distributor sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder