2013 has so far been an obtuse year for Bollywood, with the most unanticipated and unforeseen films working well at the box office. While it was an appalling trait this year that few unexpected films scored well and made it to the Koimoi’s good books, Aashiqui 2 is one film that has everyone by the surprise. Facing extreme ruggedness at the box-office with a bombastic competitor like Iron Man 3, the film acted modest initially but soon rose to great heights. Analyzing the records of the opening weekend collections of the last few months, it was a pleasant surprise to notice that Aashiqui 2 has made the 5th highest opening weekend record of this year.
Sajid Khan’s over inflated disaster Himmatwala, while still under the influence of its futile hype managed to rake up a whooping 31 crores in its opening weekend. Though a negative word of the mouth slaughtered the film’s business later and could barely manage any more earning, it still can boast of the second best box office opening weekend collection of 2013.
Akshay Kumar starrer Special 26 had an opening weekend earning of 25.75 crore which places the film at the third most profitable box office beginning.
Vishal Bharadwaj’s poignant commentary on SEZ impressed critics and failed the audiences. Collecting an income of 22.40 crore in its opening weekend, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola rested as the fourth biggest opening weekend at the domestic box office in 2013.
Upping its class by manifolds, Vishesh Films’ Aashiqui 2 has earned a opening weekend amount of 20 crore. The film, which had measly expectations despite being a sequel to the 90s’ money spinner, is already an unexpected hit. Vishesh’s last release Murder 3 despite carrying more known faces of Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Hydari did not start up as miraculously as Aashiqui 2.
Keep watching this space as more movies will fight it out at the Box Office to occupy the Top position in this list.
Koimoi.com Bollywood Box Office – Top 10 Highest Opening Weekend Indian Movies 2013
(all-India net collections) (in Rs. crores)
Opening Weekend Collection
Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham
Ajay Devgn, Tamannaah
Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher
Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Shaad Randhawa
Ali Zafar, Divyendu Sharma, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu
Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh, Raj Kumar Yadav
Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin
Randeep Hooda, Sara Loren, Aditi Rao Hydari
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunaal Roy Kapur
Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan