Can Don 2 beat Bodyguard or Dabangg?

With less than 3 weeks to go for the release of Shahrukh Khan’s Don 2, it’s time to make some box-office predictions.

SRK’s last release, the spectacularly hyped Ra One, opened to a historic response at the box-office. The film recorded the highest single day collections in history. But unfortunately, it’s not the star, but the content that is ‘king’.

As a film, Ra One disappointed big time and the audience verdict was clear as early as Saturday. The makers were lucky to have an extended 5 day weekend, without which it would have probably failed to even cross the 100 crore mark. But all is well, that ends well. The film did decent business both domestically and internationally, recovered it’s investment and was a box-office HIT.

Moving on, it’s time for the evil superhero, Don. The promotions have, surprisingly, been low-key. Which could mean, the makers are confident of the film (much like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Chak De India). Farhan Akhtar is a good director. All his films – Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya and Don – were well-directed films. But after a 5 year long hiatus from directed, during which he did well as an actor, does Farhan still have it in him as a director?

For Shahrukh Khan, the stakes are high once again. He needs a clean-HIT to re-establish his position at the top. Going purely by the box-office collections in India, both Aamir and Salman are ahead of SRK. Aamir’s 2009 release 3 Idiots, did almost 2 times the business and all three Salman Khan films have grossed more than Ra One.

What are your predictions for Don 2? Can the film beat Bodyguard or Dabangg? Tell us in the comments section below

 

Comments

Prince:  (December 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm)

Don 2 seems interesting….but films like bodyguard,dabbang,singham are class apart…….i don’t think don2 could beat any of these films,
going by the publicity im afraid it could hardly be a hit……

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Vinshal:  (December 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm)

hahah… marigold……..feeling ashamed to tell its name…it was the biggest disaster of indian movies

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Hemant:  (December 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm)

Yes very similar like Ra.One

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Roheet:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm)

Aur vo movie Marie gold sirf Sallu aur uske chamche cum bodyguard Shera dono ne hi saath me mil ke dekhi thi, producer aur distributor dono ne loss ki vaja
h se suicide kar ki jiska jimmedar vo lallu psyco remake khan hi hai….

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Sandeep:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm)

Not know about don 2 & bodyguard but Shahrukh’s film surely break 3 Idiots record 2013 & at that time Aamir has new record with Dhoom 3.

Recently Shahrukh’s Ra.One broke record of Aamir’s Ghajhni which released 3 years ago.So thats why i think Shahrukh will break 3 Idiots record in 2013.

Kya hai na G.One ka program Bho.Van ke program ke saamane thoda kumjor hai…..

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Abid:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm)

Ofcouse… Don 2 wil break all records of bollywood even 3idiots and bodyguard .bcz srk s looikng awesome n its awesome movie

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akshat:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm)

of course

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mughal:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm)

@ishan last time bhi tu boht bola tha par kia hua gaand kiski phati sab jante hain hahahaha……………….ab bh bolta reh blaaaaa blaaa and blaaaaaah

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Abid:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm)

Yes it l break all records

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donji:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm)

don is always greater than bodyguard.so it will definately break and shut up all haters 3 film hit kya chali gyi lallu ke fan to satve aasman par hai lekin jo jyada upar jata girne par sabse jyada chot bi usi ko lgti hai

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Rishi:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm)

@Indicine team

I like your trick guys.

Film release se pahale aap ek news karate ho…Can srk’s ABC beats Salman’s XYZ?

Phir Srk ke fans khush hoke comments karate hai.

Release ke baad aap aur ek news karte ho, Srk’s ABC failed to beat Salman’s XYZ.

Aur phir Salman ke fans khush ho ke comments karate hai.

Nice work.

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mohd naseer:  (December 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm)

bekar ki promotion se time vast srk salman khan rock and also aamir khan they are biggest superstar of bollywod

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afraz:  (December 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm)

in india it will make 130 cr nd overseas 60 cr….so wrldwide gross wil dfntly surpass 2 muviz..

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Sanal:  (December 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm)

Earlier wen ra 1 was der u said ra 1 may break 3 idiots..n now for don 2,dabang n bodyguard..hahaha..y not comparing don 2 with 3 idiots now?

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Niloy:  (December 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm)

According to Shahrukh khan-
Muje Salman ko harane may kohi saukh nehi lakin woh aur uski fans mujhe majboor kar dati hain.

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King:  (December 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm)

Your u joking? Don2 is big flop of 2012

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Indicine Team:  (December 6, 2011 at 6:31 pm)

@Rishi, haha! Quite funny, but these box-office battles is what people like reading and debating.

 
Indicine Team:  (December 6, 2011 at 6:36 pm)

Vinshal, heard about it. But it’s not confirmed and if it’s true, SRK won’t have a major role to play. But fail to understand how is it ‘sad news’ for Salman fans ?

 
Desai:  (December 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm)

One thing is sure don 2 will cross ra.one’S india and overseas collections. second ra.one was a crap but it still managed to take hit status. for everyfilm best publicity is word of mouth.so srk name is enough to bring audience for the first shows.my prediction is if don2 is good movie then it may be 2nd or 3rd in india and will surely break mnik record in overseas. it cant be bad. Its a franchise so you dont need to tell everyone that how will be the movie.

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don:  (December 6, 2011 at 7:17 pm)

mujhe andhera pasand hai, salmaan ke aanewale kal ki yaad dilaata hai !

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rahul:  (December 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm)

Indicine the proper title would have been don2 vs zindagi miligi dobara

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salman:  (December 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm)

don2 will be movie of the year

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Akbar Khan Langah Pakistan:  (December 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm)

Don 2 looks v good movie & Have the capability of breaking all the records,including the record set by 3 Idiots.But as its promotions are concerned,actor,Director & producer are not taking it so much serious,as the case was with Ra.one.In country like India u have to promote the movie at all possible channels,otherwise it will b difficult for Don 2 to collect even Rs 100 cror mark.

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syed aleem:  (December 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm)

wat a joke no chance of beating d bodyguard

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srk:  (December 6, 2011 at 10:18 pm)

hell no
don2 is big flop again

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