Here is what happened at the domestic box office during the second week...
Tongues have been wagging since it was announced that Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone's Bajirao Mastani and Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol's Dilwale were clashing at the box office on December 18. Both the film's were equally anticipated and everyone predicted a loss of money for both the films. As the day came, Dilwale opened phenomenally well as it zoomed to Rs 21 crore on day one, while Bajirao Mastani collected just Rs 12.80 crore. However, since then the latter has picked up and overtaken the former on day 12 (second Tuesday).
While Dilwale received mixed reviews from the critics as well as the audience, Bajirao Mastani got very good reviews from both the sections. The positive word-of-mouth has helped the latter and the film started reeling in Dilwale from the first Monday itself. On day 4 (first Monday), Bajirao Mastani collected Rs 10.25 crore, which was marginally more than Dilwale which had made Rs 10.09 crore. Since then, Ranveer Singh's film has been collecting more than Dilwale and has finally overtaken Shah Rukh's film on the second Tuesday (day 12).
Dilwale has earned Rs 129.03 crore by day 12, while Bajirao Mastani has earned Rs 131.45 crore. Yes, finally Ranveer Singh's film has overtaken Shah Rukh Khan's film and proven that content is king. Trade sources had earlier suggested that Dilwale would open well because it is a mass entertainer, but Bajirao Mastani would have a good, long and steady run. Well, we guess there predictions have come true.
Both the films are going to maintain the same figures throughout the week and so, Bajirao Mastani will start creating a gap between itself and Dilwale.
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