Bodyguard vs Dabangg : Box office comparison

Comparison between two Salman Khan EID releases – Dabangg released last year and Bodyguard released last week. 

Day-wise comparison (Please note – Bodyguard released on Wednesday, while Dabangg released on Friday)

  • Day 1: Bodyguard – 21.5 crores | Dabangg – 14.5 crores
  • Day 2: Bodyguard – 19 crores | Dabangg – 16.5 crores
  • Day 3: Bodyguard – 14.5 crores | Dabangg – 18.5 crores
  • Day 4: Bodyguard – 15.5 crores | Dabangg – 10.6 crores
  • Day 5: Bodyguard – 18.5 crores | Dabangg – 8.6 crores
  • Total: Bodyguard – 89 crores | Dabangg – 68.7 crores

Weekend-only (Friday – Sunday) comparison

  • Friday: Bodyguard – 14.5 crores  | Dabangg – 14.5 crores
  • Saturday: Bodyguard – 15.5 crores | Dabangg – 16.5 crores
  • Sunday: Bodyguard – 18.5 crores | Dabangg – 18.5 crores
  • Total: Bodyguard – 48.5 crores | Dabangg – 49.5 crores

As you can see, both the films are pretty close, collection-wise. But the big difference is the Wednesday and Thursday collections of Bodyguard, those two holidays for EID and Ganesh Chaturthi were blessings in disguise for Salman Khan’s biggest blockbuster ever!

Bodyguard is all set to cross the 100 crore mark on Tuesday, exactly on the 7th day of its release. What that means is, even without the extended weekend, the film has done 100 crores of business in 1 week! Truly outstanding!



  • Thanks Indicine… I am not a Salman fan.. but really love your box office reports and articles.. love reading them..

  • @fuad .. reason is simple Indicine is using figures given out by producers while BOI is giving real figures .. i remember a time when Indicine used to take only BOI figures

  • indicine @
    hi …. I’m from Indonesia … I’m a big fan of salman khan .. i want to know about the prediction indicine bodyguard in the second week .. especially with the release of MBKD and MAUSAM? thanks indicine ……

  • Mere Brother Ki Dulhan has good music and fresh casting as its USP, so it should open well. It will definitely affect Bodyguard, but to what extent is the big question. It will depend on how good Mere Brother is as a movie. If its good, Bodyguard weekend collections will be affected. If its bad, Bodyguard will benefit.

    Don’t forget that this Friday will be the films 10th day after release, millions have already watched the film. We think, the second week will be around 30 – 35 crores – which is enough to beat the collections of Dabangg :) 3 Idiots is not possible now, Monday drop was huge from Sunday.

  • Salman Khan Dominates The Top Ten Days In History

    Tuesday 6th September 2011 14.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Salman Khan dominates the top ten days in the history of Hindi films at the box office as his films occupy nine of the the top ten biggest days including the top eight. Below are top days for a single film in history of Hindi cinema.

    1. Bodyguard Wednesday – 21.25 crore nett

    2. Bodyguard Sunday – 18.50 crore nett

    3. Dabangg Sunday – 18.02 crore nett

    4. Bodyguard Thursday – 17.75 crore nett

    5. Dabangg Saturday – 16.35 crore nett

    6. Ready Sunday – 16.16 crore nett

    7. Bodyguard Saturday 14.75 crore nett

    8. Dabangg Friday – 14.45 crore nett

    9. Golmaal 3 Saturday – 13.52 crore nett

    10. Ready Friday – 13.33 crore nett

  • Bodyguard collects 104 crore in first 9 days.bodyguard made history in boxoffice .now the most wanted superstar of bollywood dabangg khan/bodyguard is ready for becoming a (tiger).salman next movie is ek tha Tiger

  • @arnav::u r wrong…bodyguard has collected almost 106cr+ in 7 dayz….nou din abhi tak khatam nahi hue hai……..salman roxxxx……… should do 170 cr nett in india…at least…..salman & bebo rocked i……..

  • Ready 142c and bodyguard 180c =322 eat is bollywood history sallu bhai most power full actor in you bhai aap india kab arhai ho’

  • bodyguard first released in malayalam is an average success
    but the script is outstanding
    i watch the all language versions
    no doubt the original one is far far better than the hindi version

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