Dabangg 2 has opened to an incredible start at the Box Office. Being the last big release of 2012, the film has raked in more than 21 crore on the opening day and trade analysts say that the film will enter the 100 crore club by the end of the first week.
Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines said: “Dabangg 2” has opened “exceptionally well at the box office on Friday” and on Saturday “collected around Rs.17 crore and is going housefull on Sunday”.
And yet another Salman Khan movie has broken records. This time, Dabangg2 2 has broken the record of Rowdy Rathore which collected 15 crore on the opening day.
A sequel to Abhinav Kashyap-directed 2010 blockbuster Dabangg, the part two, said to be made at a budget of Rs.50 crore, marks Arbaaz Khan’s directorial debut and repeated the lead pair of Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, while Prakash Raj replaced Sonu Sood as the villain.
Brijesh Tandon said: “In Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, ‘Dabangg 2’ has collected around Rs.3.40 crore on Friday which was quite expected from Salman’s film. We hope the film gets bigger and better tonight.”
While Anand Verma of DT Cinema stated that at their centres it has got a “phenomenal response” despite a slow start on Friday morning and most of the shows have been “housefull”.
Vinay Choksey of VIP Movies feels that Monday will be crucial to the movie as to see how many moviegoers go to watch the film, as Tuesday is Christmas.
He said: “Today (Sunday) the film is going housefull and it should collect around Rs.20 to Rs.23 crore. We are only concerned about the Monday morning collections. We hope there won’t be any dip on Monday.”
Manoj Desai, director of G7 multiplex and Martha Mandir said: “‘Dabangg 2’ was housefull at G7 and Maratha Mandir on Friday and Saturday. Even on Sunday the film is going housefull. Now let’s see how the film does on Monday.”
“I don’t think ‘Dabangg 2’ will break the record of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, but the film will certainly cross Rs.100 crore without any doubt. Besides, Tuesday is a (X-Mas) holiday, so the film will collect enough on Christmas,”
Sunil Bansal of Yash Raj Jai Pictures Pvt Ltd said that in Rajasthan, “Dabangg 2” amassed around “Rs.1.25 crore on day one. On Saturday, the film collected around Rs.90 lakh.