M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story netted a good 8.51 crore on Monday. With this, the film’s collections now stand at 74.51 crore. Now these are the kind of numbers that could have well made the makers happy had they come in the entire first week. However, the fact that such good moolah has been accumulated in four days flat is good news indeed for Fox since the Neeraj Pandey film has turned out to be a biggie for them.
As a matter of fact Neeraj Pandey’s Baby had accumulated 63.82 crore in the entire Week One while the lifetime collections of Special 26 were 67 crore. That makes M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story look even bigger. In fact if one talks about the biopic affairs then Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the biggest grosser in this genre in the current times, had a lifetime collections of 109 crore which would be surpassed by the Mahendra Singh Dhoni biopic in the second weekend itself.
Meanwhile, the film is setting new records of 2016 as it is already at No. 8 position amongst the highest grossers of 2016 so far. This is how the list stands:
Sultan – 300.45 crore
Airlift – 129 crore
Rustom – 127.42 crore
Housefull 3 – 107.70 crore
Fan – 85 crore
Baaghi – 77 crore
Neerja – 75.65 crore
M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story – 74.51 crore (4 days)
Kapoor & Sons – 73.3 crore
Dishoom – 70 crore
The film will cross Neerja this morning while Baaghi would be surpassed by afternoon shows. Fan would be history by Wednesday and that would make M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story the fifth highest grosser of 2016 in one week flat. Housefull 3 would be gone by the second weekend and from there the film would have a chase to go past Rustom and Airlift in order to be the second highest grosser of the year. For that, a lot would depend on the kind of hold that the film manages during rest of the week.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder