Badrinath Ki Dulhania has done it. The film has entered the Rs. 100 Crore Club in 2 weeks flat. On its second Thursday, the film brought in Rs. 2.10 crore* more and with this the overall number now stands at Rs. 100.79 crore*. This is a remarkable feat for a film that has been made at a cost of just Rs. 45 crore (including marketing and promotion) with a good chunk of moolah already coming in from satellite and music sales. The theatrical revenue has ensured that the film is a Superhit and now it is of academic interest to see how far does it go beyond this milestone.
The film should cross the lifetime business of Alia Bhatt‘s 2 States [Rs. 102 crore] today and Varun Dhawan‘s ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 [Rs. 107 crore] over the weekend. The Shashank Khaitan directed film would then turn out to be Alia’s biggest grosser ever and Varun’s biggest grosser ever as a solo lead.
Meanwhile, last week’s releases have hardly managed to make a dent at the Box Office. Trapped was the most appreciated of the lot (in the niche segment) and stands at Rs. 2.25 crore* after Week One. This is similar to what Phobia, which belonged to similar genre, had collected in its first week.
Machine is a Box Office disaster with Rs. 3 crore* coming after the first week. This is lesser than the Day One numbers of Abbas-Mustan’s biggest Box Office disappointment till date, Players, which had fetched Rs. 4.7 crore on its Day One!
Aa Gaya Hero is a disaster too with Week One collections standing at Rs. 1.25 crore*. This is much lower than even the least possible numbers that one would have expected from a comeback film of Govinda.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited