With Dilwale scoring 64.09 crore and Bajirao Mastani speeding to the 46.77 crore mark, the combined collections of the two films read as 111.86 crore. With this, the long standing BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND record of Dhoom 3 [107.61 crore] has been quashed.
Of course, this record was scored two years back and with a lesser screen count than what Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani managed. However, in terms of absolute numbers which are ultimately registered in the record books, it is the newer releases that are at the top now.
This is how the list of TOP-10 ALL TIME BIGGEST OPENING WEEKENDS ever for Bollywood looks like:
Dilwale (64.09 crore) + Bajirao Mastani (46.77 crore) – 110.86 crore
Dhoom 3 – 107.61 crore
Happy New Year – 104 crore
Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 102.6 crore
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 101.47 crore
PK – 95.21 crore
Chennai Express – 94.72 crore
Kick – 83.85 crore
– If a film has been released on a day other than Friday, collections of first three full days (excluding Paid Previews) have been considered.
– All collections as per production and distributor sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder