Audiences were torn between two mega releases this Friday (December 18) – Rohit Shetty’s ‘Dilwale’ and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’. And while it would be unfair to compare the two films, the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer emerged a clear winner in terms of Box Office collections on Day 1. While ‘Bajirao Mastani’ starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra earned Rs. 12.80 crore on its opening day, ‘Dilwale’ collected Rs. 21 crore at the box office.
Both films has a good run in the international markets as well, but ‘Bajirao Mastani’ may have slightly suffered due to ‘Dilwale’ overseas.
‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Dilwale’ are liked by moviegoers. The pre-Christmas clash had resulted in division of business.
Expectations were sky high from both of big releases – Rohit Shetty’s ‘Dilwale’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
Dilwale opened better to an occupancy of 70 per cent while Bajirao Mastani opened at 30 per cent. –