Bajrangi Bhaijaan records 2nd highest first week collections

Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan has collected Rs184.65 crore in its first week at the box office, taking it to the 2nd spot in the highest first week totals of all time.

Unlike Dhoom 3, Bajrangi Bhaijaan was not a franchise film, not did it have a popular music album or action sequences that attract the masses. The credit for the record-breaking opening goes entirely to Salman Khan, who ensured that the film got a huge initial, after which the word-of-mouth took over.

So just how massive is the first week collections of Bajrangi Bhaijaan? Some points:

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the 10th highest grosser of all time in just 7 days. Ahead of films like Dabangg, Dabangg 2, Bodyguard, Rowdy Rathore, Singham Returns and Bang Bang just to name a few.
  • The first week business of Bajrangi Bhaijaan is more than the combined business of both Akshay Kumar releases so far. Gabbar Is Back 85 crore, Baby 96 crore. Total Rs 181 crore.
  • The film smashed the record of the previous highest grossing film of 2015 – Tanu Weds Manu Returns (151 crore) – in just 5 days!
  • The first week business of Bajrangi Bhaijaan is more than the combined business of 80% of Bollywood releases so farthis year.
  • The film was one of the fastest to cross the 100 crore mark (3 days) and the fastest of all time to cross the 150 crore mark (5 days)
  • A 20 crore holiday opening day would be considered outstanding for almost all stars in the industry outside the Top 4. But Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan has collected 20 crore or more on 5 consecutive days, beating the previous record of 4 consecutive days by PK.

With one extra holiday or a release period like ‘KICK’ last year, when the Eid holiday fell during the weekdays, Bajrangi Bhaijaan could have probably become the first film to collect Rs 200 crore in its first week itself.

MovieFirst Week CollectionsRelease Date 
Sultan208.82 cr6 July 2016
Dangal197.54 cr23 December 2016
Dhoom 3188.99 cr20 December 2013
Bajrangi Bhaijaan184.65 cr17 July 2015
PK183.09 cr19 December 2014
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo168.45 cr12 November 2015
Krrish 3166.52 cr1 November 2013
Kick164.21 cr25 July 2014
Happy New Year157.57 cr24 October 2014
Chennai Express156.71 cr9 August 2013
Ek Tha Tiger137.15 cr15 August 2012
Bang Bang128.03 cr2 October 2014
Bodyguard114.43 cr31 August 2011
Singham Returns112.59 cr15 August 2014
Dabangg 2106.78 cr21 December 2012
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani106.61 cr31 May 2013
Dilwale102.65 cr18 December 2015
Ra One98.83 cr26 October 2011
Jab Tak Hai Jaan98.41 cr13 November 2012
MS Dhoni TUS94.13 cr30 September 2016
Agneepath91.05 cr26 January 2012
Rustom90.9 cr12 August 2016
Jai Ho86.89 cr24 January 2014
Bajirao Mastani86.16 cr18 January 2015
Airlift83.5 cr22 January 2016
Son Of Sardaar82.8 cr13 November 2012
Ram Leela82.25 cr15 November 2013
Dabangg81.1 cr10 September 2010
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil80.19 cr28 October 2016
Housefull 380.1 cr2 June 2016
Rowdy Rathore79.5 cr1 June 2012
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77 Comments

  • my rating for kabir khan movies
    kabul express-4/10
    new York -8/10
    ek tha tiger-6.5/10
    bajrangi bhaijaan-8/10
    #WaitingForPhantom

  • Watched The movie yesterday. Outstanding. Hope Salman & Emraan will do a action movie together .What u say guys?

  • @indicine and those who are saying that PK had more holidays than BB should learn this as well:

    1. BB had Eid on Saturday, partial holiday in some states on Monday.
    PK only had Christmas on Day 7. Rest were all normal days.
    Most partial holidays for PK began after Week 1 like New Year and New Years eve.

    2. There was an intense cold wave throughout North and East India which hindered PK collections.
    BB had only Rains in Mumbai.

    3.Due to the vandalism caused by Hindu Groups at various theatres, many people were afraid to go watch PK at theatres.
    Nothing of sort for BB.

    4. PK had competition from Ugly(Anurag Kashyap film) that got brilliant reviews from critics in the 2nd week(26th Dec onwards)
    BB has competition only from 3rd week. Big films earn most in first 2 weeks only nowadays. 3rd week contributes 5-7% only to the total collections.

    PK & BB both have had their fair share of equal holidays and competiton.
    Indicine, as an unbiased website, I request you to read and post this and do not proclaim that PK had more holidays than BB.
    Both were more or less equal as the collections suggest.

  • Was hoping it would break D3 1st week record.

    But it will surely cross the lifetime of D3 n touch 300cr….

    Question is can it break PKs reclrd?. I think yes

    @Indicine,

    Why do you forget that Dhoom 3 n Krrish3 also did 20Cr business for five consecutive days. Please correct it.

  • Come on people… Keep going to Bajrangi Bhaijaan!! I want it to be the highest grossing film of the year instead of Dilwali We can do this, can’t we?? ;-)

  • and Anupam Kher has said “agar Bajrangi Bhaijan 3 din mein 100 crore kar sakti hai to PRDP to utthal macha degi”

  • Dhoom 3 had Collected 179 crores Nett from Hindi Version Only Which Means BB is Clearly Ahead in The Race bcoz BB collected 185cr in hindi version. Dhoom 3 All Version 1st Week Business was Around 189 crores Nett.

  • @ajay sucks, ur a complete mess …!!!
    Do not worry people will not watch flop
    Devgan’s content – driven movie becoz
    He is nothing without Rohit ..lol

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan was not a franchise film, not did it have a popular music album or action sequences that attract the masses. The credit for the record-breaking opening goes entirely to Salman….
    Only for bhai hater……ise kahte salman khan beta ise kahte salman khan.

  • Drishyam first day collections will be lower than first day morning shows of Bajrangi.

    Drishyam lifetime will be 2 day collections of Bajrangi.

    Bajrangi’s lifetime will be 5 or 6 times more than Drishyam.

    So come on people.. keep going to Bajrangi. I want it to get more shows in third week than Drishyam in first week. We can do this, can’t we?? :D

    Ajay sir Rocks.

    P.S but not without Shetty sir :D

  • day 8~ 13 cr
    day 9~ 16.5 cr
    day 10~20 cr
    day 11-14~ 28 cr
    second week 78 cr.

    3rd week 25cr

    lifetime 298-302 cr

  • @javed @neeraj shut up u fools.wat hv u ppl achvd in life to speak in such a tone about multilple national award winning superstar ajay devgn,??
    mark my words drishyam will score 80cr+lifetime and become a big hit considering its low budget.ajay sir is not greedy like akki.he has taken less fees for this movie bcz he knows limitation of this genre

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