Can Baby cross the 100 crore mark?

Q. Can Akshay Kumar’s Baby cross the 100 crore mark at the box office? – Aneesh

A. Baby has collected Rs 87.27 crore in 16 days at the box office, so the film needs to collect Rs 12.73 crore to become one of the more deserving films in the ‘100 crore club‘.

The drop from first week to second was 67%, if the drop is similar this week then the film would collect 7 crore in Week 3. That would take the 3 week total to Rs 91-92 crore. After which the film should add around 3-4 crore to take its lifetime total to Rs 95-96 crore. A big film ‘Roy’ also releases in theatres this coming weekend and the number of shows of Baby, which is already low, should reduce considerably. In short, 100 crore looks highly unlikely at this stage.

Q. Why Akshay doesn’t release his films on more screens like Hrithik and Khans. They release their films on almost 4500 screen but Akshay current film is getting only 3000 screens? Who decides the number of screens? Because number of screens and shows makes a difference to final collections – Srinivas Koli

A. A journalist once tweeted “If you apply MATH to Haider, it opened at 6.14 crore in 1200 screens. That means it could’ve opened to 24 cr in 4,500 screens like Bang Bang”. Quite clearly, he has absolutely no understanding of the trade. With the recent social media obsession with screen count, what most people don’t understand is, if there is an audience for a film on 4000 screens, the producers (or distributors) would be fools not to release their films on every screen in India. A film like Baby, if released at a single-screen theatre in a small town in UP or Bihar for example, would generate no business whatsoever because the audience in that area is not interested in sleek song-less thrillers. The release cost would be more than the business the film generates. Even if Salman or Hrithik do a film like Baby it would NOT get a 4000 screen release, unless they make it more commercial with action and songs for the masses.

Q. Why doesn’t Rohit Shetty cast Salman Khan in his films? – Moinul Hoque

A. The best person to answer this would be Rohit Shetty himself. The director has expressed his desire to work with Salman in several interviews, but the problem is, Salman has already committed himself to quite a few films. Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Shuddhhi, Sultan, No Entry sequel – Salman’s schedule is packed till late 2016.

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  • screen counts does matter . if baby would have release to 4000+screen than atleast it would have make 15 cr difference for sure

  • my question to u is
    can roy become the first 100cr film ever where the main superstar or star attached with the film has done absolutely no promotions of the film?

  • To the fools who are bringing baby collections down by pointing to Boi, well if that is the case Hritik has no 200cr film according to them and Bang bang collected the same as singham returns. also in case of kick and ce there were almost 20cr deference. Before I forget son of sadar, singham and bol bachan are noy 100cr movies acording to them (BOI).

  • Here is The Last Chance to Add Some Chillar. Collections Fudged But Still Baby is Struggling to Touch 100 cr. Doob Marne Wala Moment.

  • It will fall sadly short..,,

    Saw the film twice this time with family n it had everyone feeling proud…. Great film- upgrading it from very good to great now…! Deserved another 20% for sure but low key start hurt it too much to recover from.

  • I want Baby to do 100 crores! But it looks difficult! Lifetime should be around 96-98 crores! Let’s see. .

    How many movies will do 100 crores/more than 100 crores this year?

    Well, here are the movie-names who should do it!

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo
    Bombey Velvet
    Bajirao Mastani
    Dil Dhadakne Do
    jagga jasoos

  • But in all honesty Im proud of makers for not manipulating collections n saying it has earned 100cr. Proud of films like Talaash, ZNMD and now baby who can be proud of earning around 90cr unlike films that squeeze into 100cr clubs like Singham 1, JTH Mojo, Grand Masti, Ek Villain or films that creep into 200 cr club like Crappy New Year when ETT producers happily said their film fell short by 1 crore. Akki deserves huge credit for that public show of sincerity.

  • If Baby Didn’t cross then it will be disheartening for his fans cos if film should hve release on more screens then film 100 cr kr chuki hoti bt bad Decision by the makers nd Even promotion was vry bad .

    Still there r hopes..
    3 weeks tk 93 hojyga..
    then 5 cr in 4th week nd then 2 cr in coming weeks .

  • Akshay Kumar has more fans then hrithik , Amir & Ajay…it’s a fact bt Due to non holidy , less screens nd more movies nd also he loses his trust on audience cos of sum bad films . He Is Going Down Bt superstardom nvr dies . I hve huge hopes from’s for both mass & class nd Its not a masala film . Akki in superb luk <3

  • 100cr seems possible for BABY now .looking at the word of mouth and performance in 3red weekend. Roy is not looking promising. It will not get huge screen count. So BABY has a outside chance to score gud in 4th week as well which will take it to the 100 cr club.

  • Top superstars of bollywood as per me
    1.Akshay Kumar (4 hits in 1 yr)
    2.Salman khan
    3.Aamir khan
    4.Shahrukh khan
    5.Hrithik roshan

  • Akki’s 4 hits in 1 yr is an impossible record for any other star. He does many films in a year so collections are less. If he does 1 movie a year he can cross 200 cr very easily.

  • @V shantaram

    Just because a movie falls short of 100 crore club doesn’t mean it’s a bad film. If Baby would have done well you’d have never congratulated Akshay. Just because it underperformed you’re here to bash him! Haters gonna hate, Keep up with good films Neeraj and Akshay. Heard they’re planning a sequel to Baby.

  • @Sambuddha: Answer to your question is NO.

    @nipun: Phantom,Bombay Velvet,Dil Dhadakne Do will fall short of 100crs.. Gabbar is 50-50 chance.. Tamasha is’nt releasing this year now..

  • Baby definitely cross 100cr. If BABY not clash with DKD then it sure collect 100cr now.
    Salman no need rohit shitty because we want acclaim movie from Salman.

  • Official – Akshay Kumar’s Baby 2; Sequel Confirmed, Shoot Starts in 2016 @akshaykumar @AnupamPkher @TeamAkshay #Baby

    t’s OFFICIAL Now. Neeraj Pandey’s Baby 2 – Sequel will go on floors in 2016 and will star Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Taapsee Pannu, Dannu Denzongpa & others.
    The critical and the commercial success of Baby has encouraged the makers to come up with the sequel of the film. The movie which was far away from commercial entertainers, despite opening to low numbers, managed to go past the crucial 80 crore mark at the box office and is trending wonderfully even in its third week.
    The sequel of the much praised film is all set to go on floors in 2016 once Akshay Kumar wraps up all his current assignments – Airlift, Singh Is Bling, Houseful 3 and a film with Priya Darshan. The actor is pretty excited to start shooting for the sequel and confirmed the development to a leading daily by saying-
    “As an actor and an action fanatic, Baby took me to another level. Working with Neeraj is always a delight and I just can’t wait to get cracking on Baby 2 for which I am determined to work even harder.”
    The producer of the film Bhushan Kumar promised that the sequel of the film will be bigger and better than the first part. He said-
    “This Baby will be an even bigger adrenaline rush than the first film.”
    Baby 2 is slated to be a 2017 Republic Day release.

  • Roy will be average or flop.
    DDD will be average because of Zoya.
    Bajirao Mastani sure flop.
    Fan going to epic average.

  • @Sambuddha:Roy’s buzz has decreased significantly now..Its promos have been airing since PK was in the theatres.People are now bored of watching Ranbir riding a bike and singing “Tu Hai Ki Nahin”…

  • It’s funny reading a few comments of people who have no logic or sense. Do they even read the article that Indicine published or do they not understand it?

    @Dinesh.. read the article again.. 4000 screen is not possible for Baby.. Noone will watch that movie in smaller places..

    @shaggy Baby will definitely cross 100.. can you provide logic to support your statement? This week 7, next week 3, after 1 or 2. 97 cr is max.

    @Navin.. For not manipulating collections? Really?? The difference here is more than your favourite movie Krrish 3. 22 crore is the difference for less than 100 crore film.

  • Some people are saying BABY as flop in the comments, are they fool ? BABy made with budget of 50+ crores has earned more than 90 crores worldwide and has got temendous reviews. I think some people still could not digest the fact that in Bollywood movies can be made without songs and masala. I feel happy that atleast some one has tried this and got success for both producers as well as actors. Way to go.. I hope BABY will start a new era for action thrillers in Bollywood, at least they will do well in multiplexes,

  • Hahaaaa some people says Roy’s buzz is decreased. Haters I know u hate Ranbir but it doesn’t mean u will say anything. Bachho ROY ka buzz bohot strong hai. Aaap sab apna prediction apne pass rakho. 13th feb ko tum logo ko karara jawab milega. Wait for 13th feb.

    Akki fans spreading negativities against ROY for Baby. They know after releasing ROY no one will watch Baby but u Akki fans don’t waste ur time bcoz Roy has strong buzz, chartbuster music and Ranbir kapoor returning on the big screen after more than 15 months thats why ROY will take huge opening.

  • @kshitiz no matter how much u try to provoke me I m not going to argue with u or anyone from now onwards.cheers :-)

  • Finally got an opportunity to meet Arjun Kapoor in my college fest.He was looking really handsome and girls just went gaga over him.

  • 100 crore isn’t the only parameter to judge the success of the movie.Znmd is the best example of it.It may not have crossed the 100 crores but still is considered as one of the finest movies in recent times.Baby is a great movie.The producers and the makers of Baby would be happy with the response provided they haven’t incurred any losses

  • @neeraj you should check the collection properly, trade fig. is 71cr. in16 days while producer fig. are 87 so its 16cr. difference and not 22 which is expected for a movie which release around 3000 screens.

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