New box office record for Salman: Bajrangi Bhaijaan makes fastest Rs 100 crore

The Kabir Khan directorial, which is the actor's Eid treat to his fans, amassed over Rs 27 crore since its release on Friday.the real litmus test of the film will be on July 18, when Ramzan is finally over.

FP Staff July 20, 2015 15:53:56 IST
New box office record for Salman: Bajrangi Bhaijaan makes fastest Rs 100 crore

The journey of Salman Khan's character from India to Pakistan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan is treading towards a successful run at the box office. It has now become Salman Khan's 8th film to cross the 100 crore mark.

The Kabir Khan directorial, which is the actor's Eid treat to his fans, amassed over Rs 27 crore since its release on Friday, and over the weekend has already reached Rs 100 crore in just a weekend.

Co-produced by Salman Khan Films (SKF) with Rockline Venkatesh, the movie brings forward an extraordinary story of how an Indian and a dumb and mute girl from Pakistan find affection for each other during a simple road trip.

“Salman Khan Films breaks all Salman Khan records. His biggest opening day collection of Rs 27.25 crore (net box office collection) Bajrangi Bhaijaan. It's a non holiday, working Friday collection,” shared a source from Salman Khan Films.

New box office record for Salman Bajrangi Bhaijaan makes fastest Rs 100 crore

A still from Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Image Credit: Facebook

The film, which also features Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, runs high on action, drama, simplicity and innocence.

Trade analyst Komal Nahta says the film's box office collection will silence critics, who pass off Salman's films with incoherent scripts.

“So, the first day's figure of #BajrangiBhaijaan has silenced all those who thought, the film had no merits? Rs. 27.25 crore on Ramzan day,” Nahta tweeted.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which was released on more than 5,000 screens across 50 countries, including the US, Britain, Pakistan and Australia, is making a mark overseas as well.

“#BajrangiBhaijaan UK on day !: 1,80,000 pounds!! Fiji: day 1 $15,000; day 2 $19,000. #BajrangiBhaijaan Friday Australia A$1,25,000. One of the highest. Or is it the highest?

“#BajrangiBhaijaan New Zealand Friday: NZ$55,000. Suuuperb! #BajrangiBhaijaan first day US: $7,00,000. No. 10 on box-office chart of North America,” Nahta added.

With inputs from Agencies

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