On Tuesday, Bodyguard crossed the 100 crore mark in less than a week. To put just how big the opening was into perspective, we have some facts. Read on
- Apart from 3 Idiots, Ghajini, Golmaal 3, Ready and Dabangg.. NO other film has ever crossed the 100 crore mark. Bodyguard did so in less than a week!
- Bodyguard is likely to cross the lifetime distributors share of Ready, the biggest hit so far this year, in less than a week (9 day week)!
- Bodyguard now holds the record for the biggest weekend and also the biggest Week 1 collections ever! Both records were previously held by Dabangg.
- The two biggest hits of the year, amongst films that don’t feature Salman Khan, are Singham and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Bodyguard crossed the lifetime business of both those films in 7 days! Bodyguard crossed the lifetime business of Shahrukh Khan’s My Name Is Khan in 5 days!
- Salman is not just ruling the Indian box office, he’s the King of the overseas box office too. The weekend figures of Bodyguard (5 days) is similar to the weekend box office collections of the biggest overseas hit ever – SRK’s My Name Is Khan (3 day).
- The biggest overseas hit so far this year was Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (7 million). Bodyguard overseas collections, in the first weekend alone is $5.2 million!
- Bodyguard crossed the lifetime business of the biggest ROI hit of the year – Murder 2 – in less than 3 days!
- Bodyguard now holds the Top 2 spots for the biggest one-day collections in history – Day 1 Wednesday was 21.5 crores and Day 2 Thursday was 19 crores. The third best is Dabangg’s first Sunday 18.5 crores.
- Bodyguard is likely to go past the business of Ready in just 11 days, if the collections hold up. It is also almost certain to go past Dabangg (140 crores) in less than 2 weeks, unless Mere Brother Ki Dulhan affects the film badly.
- Bodyguard is also likely to beat the 17 year old record of Hum Aapke Hai Kaun (1994) in the UK. The film grossed 1 million pounds way back in 1994, Bodyguard currently at 0.8 million should go on to be Salman’s biggest grosser in the UK.
Those were some of the many records set by Bodyguard. If we have missed any, you could post them in the comments section below.