By Ninder Kaur
Eros International Media, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry announced the record breaking success of its latest release, Bajrangi Bhaijaan at the box office. The movie collected Rs 102.60 crore NBOC (net box office) in India and Rs. 51 crore/ USD 8 million (gross) overseas, smashing previous records by becoming the fastest 100 crore for a Hindi language film. The film has also collected an astounding Rs. 27.05 crore in India on Monday, making it the highest Monday figure for any film in India.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan also scored the highest single day collection for any film in India with a net of Rs. 38.75 crore on day 3 (19th July). The Kabir Khan directed movie starring Salman Khan took off to a roaring start despite it releasing on the last day of Ramzan.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been breaking records overseas too. It was the highest overseas grossing weekend for a Salman starrer and also the highest Eid weekend gross in overseas of all time. The film was at number 9 in the Top Ten US box office charts and number 5 on the UK charts. It broke all records on Saturday by crossing the million dollar mark for one day in the USA at $1,025142 with a total weekend of $2,621,282.
Eros released Bajrangi Bhaijaan across 4200 screens in India (highest number of screens ever to be released for a Hindi film) and over 700 screens in the international markets on 17th July.
Commenting on the film’s performance, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Limited, said, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan opened to good reviews from audiences and critics alike and the film has taken the box office by storm. Salman has once again established his continued dominance over the Hindi film market and the film looks unstoppable. His huge fan following, Kabir’s fabulous story and direction combined with the Eid weekend have proven to be a winning formula once again. It has also registered the highest box office in almost all territories of India for the weekend. The week ahead looks extremely promising as well with Monday collections being the biggest ever”.
Commenting on the overseas success, Pranab Kapadia, President – Marketing and Distribution, Eros International Plc, “While we were anticipating a very good opening in the overseas markets, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has surpassed those expectations and created history with the film being Salman’s highest ever weekend”.