Can ‘Bol Bachchan’ beat ‘Rowdy Rathore’ at the box office?

Still going strong in the theatres, Bol Bachchan could face stiff competition from Saif Ali Khan’s forthcoming release Cocktail and might not be able to emulate Rowdy Rathore‘s success

Bol Bachchan’s dream run at the box office continues. The Abhishek Bachchan-Ajay Devgn starrer netted a whopping Rs 50 crore in the first four days of its release in India including a weekend. Further, the film collected Rs 5.90 crore on Tuesday and another Rs 5.20 crore on Wednesday. Standing rock steady at Rs 60 crore-plus mark on Thursday, the comic caper is cruising ahead relentlessly to touch the enviable Rs 100 crore mark.

With the success of this film, Ajay Devgn continues his stint as a promising box office star. Both his 2011 films – Golmaal 2 and Singham – crossed Rs 100 crore. And if Bol Bachchan keeps the tempo going, it can turn out to be yet another box office bonanza. Though there are reports already that Rohit Shetty’s film has surpassed Rs 100 crore globally, this number is highly debatable. According to some trade websites, the film has collected Rs 88 crore in India and Rs 19 crore from the overseas market. But we are not confident about these figures.

But what we know for sure is that Bol Bachchan is enjoying great word of mouth publicity, especially amongst the family audience who are trickling in large numbers to enjoy a clean wholesome comedy with a perfect combination of action, comedy and dhamaal entertainment. However, trade pundits predict that Bol Bachchan’s race to beat Rowdy Rathore’s collection (Rs 100 crore plus) could be halted by Saif Ali Khan’s Cocktail that releases on July 13.