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‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ crosses Rs 300 cr at domestic box office

MUMBAI: Eros International and Salman Khan Films’ recently released movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has surpassed the Rs 300-crore (Rs 3 billion) milestone at the Indian box office. Moreover, it has become the fastest Bollywood film to collect more than Rs 500 crore (Rs 5 billion) worldwide, according to Eros.

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has also become the highest box-office grosser of 2015. Directed by Kabir Khan, the Salman Khan-starrer film released on 17 July and had a rolling start at the box office with the fastest Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) in the opening weekend itself.

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ also earned the highest single day collections for a film at Rs 38.75 crore (Rs 387.5 million) on Sunday in the opening weekend. According to Eros, the film then crossed the Rs 150–crore (Rs 1.5 billion) milestone within five days of release in India and went on to collect the highest second weekend ever of Rs 56.10 crore (Rs 561 million).

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has been doing good business in the overseas markets as well, with the film garnering Rs 155 crore ($24.3 million) until Wednesday.

Salman Khan Films COO and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ co-producer Amar Butala said, “It’s a matter of pride for Salman Khan Films that our first film as producers continues to set new box-office benchmarks both in India and worldwide and has found both box-office success and critical acclaim. We are overwhelmed with the love and appreciation the audience is showering on the film across the globe.”

Eros International Plc president marketing and distribution Pranab Kapadia added, “The performance of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in the overseas markets has amazed trade pundits with unheard-of numbers. The movie has surpassed the overseas collections of Salman’s previous blockbusters and has gone on to become the highest-grossing Salman Khan movie ever.”

Eros further claims that the film has broken all previous overseas records of Salman Khan films and is in top 10 in the UK. It crossed Rs 50 crore (29 million Dirhams) in the UAE and GCC regions to become the highest grosser for any Hindi film in the region.

Produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh, the film is distributed worldwide by Eros International.