Baahubali The Conclusion dominated yet another week of May 2017 which has turned out as Biggest Month ever at Indian Box Office. There were 2 new Bollywood releases, Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium both having just decent numbers but it was trend of latter which stands out.
Baahubali 2 added ₹81.04cr to its running tally in 4th week which now stands at ₹1248 cr. Numbers are highest ever for fourth week eclipsing Baahubali The Beginning. Week on Week drop was 52.63℅ which was steepest till now. With another $44.62mn or ₹288 cr from Overseas, it’s global gross now stands at ₹1536 cr. For those interested in weekly breakdown.
- Week 1 : ₹654.84 cr
- Week 2 : ₹340.65cr -47.98%
- Week 3 : ₹171.51cr -49.65%
- Week 4 : ₹81.23cr -52.63%
Film has almost done it’s major part of business but still legs are strong enough to add another ₹50cr to 75cr which will make it 1st film to gross $200mn in India, though a lot will depend on forex rates for that matter.
In second place Half Girlfriend scored ₹65.5cr on 2500 screens. Numbers are decent for the cost involved but way below the industry expectations. In Overseas film was pretty dull with $1.8mn, giving it a global cume of ₹77.1cr. Film doesn’t have those great legs to pull it up and quite possibly it may be scoring lower than our 2nd runner up this week Hindi Medium which grossed ₹28.25cr in its 1st Week. What make it impressive despite being less than a half of Half Girlfriend is the fact that it’s weekdays gross was almost same to its weekend. Film is certainly going to gross ₹50cr which will be brilliant for cost involved.
Elsewhere in Top 5, Telugu film Keshava grossed ₹11cr while Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae grossed ₹6cr Approx. Malayalam film Godha grossed ₹5.3cr in its 1st Week in India. Lahoriye grossed ₹2.85cr in its 2nd Week taking its 2 weeks cume up at ₹11.7cr.
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