Salman Khan's 2010 film Dabangg has set several new
records at the Indian Box Office. His last release Ek Tha
Tiger, which released on August 15, 2012, has broken some of
its records and registered few new records. To recall a few, it is
the highest first day grosser (Rs 32.92 crores in India), the
fastest Rs 100 crore grosser (in five days), the highest grosser of
the year 2012 and the second highest grosser of all time in the
history of Indian Cinema. Will Dabangg 2 break these
Dabangg, which hit the theatres across globe on 10
September 2010, was released in 1,800 screens in India and around
300 screens overseas, while Ek Tha Tiger hit 3,300 screens
across the country and 550 screens overseas. Whereas Dabangg
2 is releasing in over 3,000 screens in India and 450 screens
overseas. In volume of release, Dabangg 2 has surely
broken Dabangg records, but it will not cross the other
Dabangg was released on Eid holiday and it has seven
days first week, while Ek Tha Tiger hit the screens on
Independence day holiday and it had nine day extended first week.
In addition, it had Eid holiday, which boosted its first week
collection (Rs 150 crores in India). Whereas Dabangg 2 is
releasing on non-holiday and will have seven days first week. But
it is expected to cash in on Christmas holiday, which falls on its
fifth day of its release.
However, Dabangg 2 is a sequel to blockbuster movie
Dabangg, which has created huge hype for the film.
Secondly, this flick marks Salman's brother Arbaaz Khan's
debut as director. Sajid-Wajid's music and its trailers have soared
up the curiosity of the movie buffs to sky high. Besides these
aspects, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha has been busy promoting the
film on a few TV channels and also visiting various metros across
But trade experts feel that Dabangg 2 lacks huge craze, hype and promotion when compared to Salman Khan's last release Ek Tha Tiger. Moreover, it is hitting the screens on a non-holiday. Hence, trade analysts think Dabangg 2 will not be able to break first day, weekend and week records of Ek Tha Tiger. But their Box Office predictions for Dabangg 2 shows clearly that the movie will cross Rs 100 crore mark in the first week.
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