Regionals lead Bollywood bleed

Another weekend of 2017 and misery of Bollywood continues. It’s been 5 weekends in row since a Bollywood movie topped Indian charts which is likely case this weekend too.

While on other side it took 15 days for Baahubali The Conclusion to go lower than ₹30cr in single day. On Friday, the film earned ₹23.5cr to push its running tally to ₹996 cr. Not only it was Highest 3rd Friday for any film ever but more than 2.5 times the previous best Bajirao Mastani’s ₹9.1cr. As for the film’s weekend projections, we are looking for a ₹97cr, plus or minus ₹3cr. It is highly likely that film crack ₹100cr in its 3rd weekend too with no other film doing the same in any weekend this year.

Leading the new releases was Sarkar 3 grossing ₹3cr on 1100 odd locations while Radha (Telugu) and Meri Pyari Bindu grossed ₹2.85cr and ₹2.4cr each on 325 and 450 locations respectively. Punjabi film Lahoriye faced capacity problem up north but recorded good occupancies in Punjabi hotspots. Alien Covenant remained low while King Arthur tanked at Box office.Kannada film Mastigudi got a fair start but reports aren’t upto the mark for long run.

Dangal mania continues in China where it is set to be 1st Indian film to top the weekend chart with a thundering $5.3mn Friday, what looks like $11-12mn Saturday​ for a weekend of $24-27mn. Film stands at ₹932cr Globally till Friday and will cross ₹1000cr in matter of few hours. Film is now certain to score that $120mn (₹825cr Approx) in Overseas which could extend upto $150mn if China continue performing for few more weekend.

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Note : China numbers for Dangal are sourced from comScore.  Readers were told about local Chinese tracker Ent Group. We leave it to you for which number you wanna follow.