Last week’s solo release, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hardly posed a challenge to the two holdover Hindi hits. The epic space opera’s latest instalment opened on Thursday afternoon and by Sunday, it had collected a little over Rs 10 crore. "Star Wars did excellent business, but the same can’t be said of its dubbed versions (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu)," says trade analyst Amod Mehra.

Talking of changing
fortunes in the big Bollywood battle, he added, "Bajirao Mastani may have had a slow start, but last Monday onwards, its collections overtook Dilwale’s. It now seems set to cross the Rs 150-crore figure."
Trade expert Taran Adarsh explains the second weekend business of the two films declined in their second weekend — 'Dilwale' by 67.38 per cent and 'Bajirao Mastani' by 26.66 per cent. "Dilwale didn’t witness a major spurt in business despite holidays (Christmas followed by Saturday and Sunday). However, it is doing extremely well overseas," he says.

BO stats

  • Rs 10.02crore 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (opening weekend)
  • Rs 58.79crore 'Dilwale' (by second weekend; overall: Rs 123.88 crore)
  • Rs 73.68crore 'Bajirao Mastani' (by second weekend; overall: Rs 120.45 crore)

Courtesy: Mid-Day


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