Raid box office collection breaches Rs 41 crore mark, while Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety eyes 100-crore club

Ajay Devgn-starrer Raid has the second highest opening weekend collection this year, only after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat.

FP Staff March 19, 2018 19:32:11 IST
Raid box office collection breaches Rs 41 crore mark, while Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety eyes 100-crore club

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-awaited period drama Padmaavat seems to have ushered in a period of brisk business for the Bollywood box office. While SLB's labour of love garnered over Rs 500 crore globally, it also paved the way for Anushka Sharma's scarefest Pari which did decent business. A huge surprise, however, was Luv Ranjan's romcom Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety that is now the second-highest grossing movie this year.

Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn-Ileana D'Cruz-starrer Raid hit the theatres on 16 March. While the first day collection was a bit slow, the film struck a chord with audiences and has since experienced remarkable growth. The film has so far minted around Rs 41 crore at the box office.

The opening weekend for any film is very crucial in terms of its business at the box office. Bollywood film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and posted a list of this year's (so far) top 5 films in terms of the business they did in their opening weekend:

Ajay Devgn's Raj Kumar Gupta directorial Raid saw the second highest opening weekend collection:

On the other hand, Kartik Aryan-Nushrat Bharucha-Sunny Singh romcom Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, is expected to cross Rs 100 crore mark on 19 March.

According to a report by Filmfare, Padmaavat has overtaken Salman Khan-starrer Sultan's lifetime collection to position itself among the highest-grossing films of all time, only after Dangal, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Secret Superstar, PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The film's gross domestic earnings amount to Rs 392 crore, while overseas it made close to Rs 198 crore. The total collection of Padmaavat comes to a staggering Rs 590 crore.

According to Bollywood Hungama, Anushka Sharma's Pari collection (as of 11 March) amounts to Rs 27 crore.

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