Bajrangi Bhaijaan Box Office Opening: Extra ordinary

Salman Khan has done it again. ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, released on a non-holiday during the Ramadan period when muslim audiences stay away from theatres, has taken an extra ordinary opening at the box office.

The opening is better than his last release ‘KICK’ at most places, which in itself is a massive achievement. Unlike ‘KICK’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ did not have the advantage of the mass-appealing action genre and none of the songs were chartbusters either.

The Kabir Khan directed film has opened well in every nook and corner of the country, including South where last week’s release ‘Baahubali’ is still performing well.

Surprisingly, even in muslim dominated areas, the opening was around the 65-70% range.  Looking at the occupancy for the morning and noon shows, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is almost certain to surpass the collections of ‘KICK’. It could post a much bigger 30 crore plus total because Saturday is a holiday, which should ensure that the film picks up at multiplexes Friday evening onwards.

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is set for a huge weekend at the box office. Looking at the advance booking and early reports from the audience, the weekend numbers could surprise.

Opening day occupancy of films released in 2015. Do note that Salman Khan’s Kick has managed morning show occupancy of 70-75% even though it had the widest release (4000 – 4100 screens) so far this year.

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 75%
  • ABCD 2 - 55%
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns – 45%
  • Gabbar Is Back – 45% (partial holiday)
  • Roy – 38%
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshi – 35% (holiday)
  • Badlapur – 30%
  • Tevar – 30%
  • Dil Dhadakne Do – 25%
  • Baby – 25%
  • Bombay Velvet – 20%
  • Piku – 18%
  • Shamitabh – 15%
  • NH10 – 15%
  • Mr X – 10%
  • Dum Laga Ke Haisha – 8%


  • It was almost certain to get this type of opening, now it will be interesting to see if it can survive in long run.
    But the way Raees teaset tralier is just outstanding , watched it almost 10 to 20 times and still watching . Loved the background music .

  • 110-115cr opening weekend is achievable now as I feel 40cr on both sat n sunday is definitely on the cards now…!

    Bhai roxXxXx

  • 110cr+ weekend for bollywood king’s BB
    it will a dream for king kong SRKAY to give a 25+ opening for pre eid


    Bajrangi Bhaijaanarrives on EID and fireworks is expected from the film. Yes, it is a Salman Khan film. It is an event film. Yes it has stellar cast of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiquiin pivotal roles. Yes it introduces a little angel in Harshali Malhotrato Indian Film Industry. Yes, it is directed by one of the talented directors of today’s time in Kabir Khan. Yes, expectation is humongous and whether it will stand on the colossal expectations or not. Let’s start themovie review of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
    Story: Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a story of little child ‘Munni/Shahida’ (Harshali Malhotra) who is from Pakistan and is lost in India. She meets ‘Bajrangi/Pawan/Bhaijaan’ (Salman Khan) in Kurukshetra. Bajrangi takes care of her and also brings her to his staying place which isRashika’s(Kareena Kapoor Khan) parental home. Rashika loves Bajrangi and plans to get settled with him soon. ‘Munni’ is mute and she can’t tell her original place to Bajrangi. Finally when Bajrangi, Rashika and Rashika’s parents came to know about the origin of Munni’s home all hell broke loose. Rashika’s father commands Bajrangi to handover Munni to Pakistan embassy in Delhi. However when Pakistan embassy doesn’t accept Munni, then Bajrangi takes all responsibility himself to handover Munni to her parents in Pakistan. He travels through wrong way without any Visa and Passport to Pakistan in search of Munni’s parents. Whether Bajrangi will able to fulfill his promise? Whether he will able to find Munni’s parents in Pakistan? If he succeeds then how he will return to India? This is the rest story of the movie.
    Film starts with bang with lot of stunning visuals. First half of the film is pure delight. It has many comic and fun filled moments. Second half again starts with bang. There are lot of emotional moments in the film specially in second half. There is no doubt many in theaters will come out with moist eyes by the end of the film. Climax scene is simply top notch and is the highlight of the film. There is literally no loo break in the film.
    Performances: Bajrangi Bhaijaan is Salman Khan’s best performance till date. Period. Yes, over the years/decade Salman has given many memorable performances. Still proudly say that it is best performance of his career. He marvels in comic part, but simply excels in emotional part and that also with elan. No doubt all his critics will love and adore him after Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Don’t be surprised if he sweeps all awards this season. Harshali Malhotra as ‘Munni’ is the USP and Trump Card of the film. She is delight. Looks angelic. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is simply incomplete without her. If age is not a bar then she deserves all awards for the film. Her innocence, naughtiness will win you over. Yet she performs exceedingly well even in emotional scenes. Kareena Kapoor Khan as ‘Rashika’ again excels in her role. She is mainly in first half of the film. But yes, quality is more important than quantity. Kudos to her for yet again excellent performance. She excels in her part and her chemistry with Salman is simply mindboggling. Same way Nawazuddin Siddiqui is seen majorly in second half of the film as Pakistan Reporter. But again he excels with his superb performance. He is increasing his fan base in rapid pace and Bajrangi Bhaijaan will only multiply that for sure.
    Kabir Khanas the director of the film is magical. He is simply magnificent. This is his best performance as director till date despite having a stellar list of earlier films in Kabul Express, New York and Ek Tha Tiger. No doubt Kabir Khan is one of those Kohinoors of Indian Film Industry in present time.
    Verdict- Bajrangi Bhaijaan is not just a film. It is a story of human emotions. It is a story of humanity. It is a story of winning hearts by love over hatred. It is a story of two nations – India and Pakistan. Film is filled with emotional quotient, but is told in a simple way with loads of humour embedded in it. Overall, it is a must watch film for all from whichever religion he is, whichever country he is. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a landmark film of Salman Khan career and it is a Classic!
    Box Office- Film will open big despite Pre-Eid period because of Salman Khan star power. However film will just attack box office on Saturday and Sunday with Historic collections. And after that film strong content will take over and has got the inner feeling that by the end of its run, it will put some unbelievable numbers at box office. Sure Shot Jackpot in coming days.

    Ratings- 4.5/5.
    Must Watch for all! Such films are not made in Bollywood nowadays.

  • Is it possible to cross 32 crs today??…..
    And do u think it will cross 40 crs tomoroww?……i hope that happens

  • @Indicine – I will be watching it tomorrow. Heard, it is good film.
    @To all others- irrespective of whose fan you are – Wish you happy Eid. It should be celebrated as festival of joy, compassion & love. Life should have purpose more than fan war.

  • My God I have not seen such outstanding movie in last decade…guys please watch this movie I can’t remember when did last time I have seen such well made movie.hats off to kabir nawaz and salman outstanding outstanding and outstanding

  • I watched it ….. average movie …
    one time watch movie ….!!!
    doesn’t have repeat value at all …!!
    lifetime : 350 crore worldwide ?

  • And some flowers are saying over the top ending….what about p.k jurrasic park dhoom 3 all the Hollywood blockbusters no one call them over the top…guys I swear to God this movie is 10 times better then pk and if there is humanity and good people in India it will definitely cross 300 crore Mark.believe me in the end of movie there was standing ovation and clappings in cinema unlike other salman films where normally are whistles…outstanding movie can’t describe in words

  • Well well well i guess around 33 to 35 cr could be possible now. It would be outstanding.

    Srk is smart he used BB’s popularity to release his Raees trailer. Most of the movie goers are online catching up whats happening with BB and he grabbed the opportunity to promote his movie. Loha Garam hain maar do hathoda. Well done.

  • From Monday onwards collections will come around in 10+cr ,ROFL.because the movie’s story is become so manipulative many people’s got disappointed ,so it seems it’s business will be stopped from Sunday onwards .

    Lifetime around-180-210cr maximum

  • guys its a super duper movie with no superman action scene but what is have is comedy,emotion ,love ,family value and most important a good emotional value of people of both contry. so frnds despite u r a salman hater go and watch it u will not be disappointed its a visual treat and one of best movie of this decade.and 1 special request to haters pls don’t bash this movie as u also gonna cry when u see this movie.this is a special treat for all Indian.

  • Can u imagine in a small country like mauritius where we have so many big cine malls…my friends are not getting a ticket to watch it as all cine are housefull.have to wait for dmin now..

  • This weakest performance child starrer movie’s collection will will fall down from Monday and will collect 10+cr per day.because many audiences disappointed after watched the weakest and manipulative scripts of the film so definitely it seems it’s collection will fall from Sunday onwards.

    LifeTime—-180-210cr maximum

  • CRITICS -Best salman movie from salman last 6-7movie (3.5) star.

    Means his last all movie was confirmed badly (1) (1.5) star movie all salman fan please like na.please ab to man jao. You fools.

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