‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has become fastest Bollywood film to gross Rs 500 crore worldwide, its global distributor Eros International, said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange. At the domestic box office, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has crossed the Rs 300 crore, Eros added. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is now Bollywood’s highest grosser of 2015.
Released on July 17, Bajrangi Bhaijaan had a roaring start at the box office, breaking many records on its way. Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in the opening weekend itself, a record for Bollywood movie. It crossed the Rs 150 crore milestone in just five days, also setting a new record. Bajrangi Bhaijaan has also performed strongly at overseas box office. In the UAE, it became the highest grossing Hindi film. In the UK, it broke into the broke into top 10 charts.
Nandu Ahuja, senior vice president at Eros international, said, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan has created box office history. Record continue to be shattered as there is no stopping the film.” Directed by Kabir Khan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan was produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh.
SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali raced past the vaunted Rs 500-crore mark on Sunday after staying strong at the worldwide box office for four weeks since its release. This is the first time that a film made in a language that’s not Hindi has managed to earn over Rs 500 crore and enter this hallowed club, reported Forbes magazine. Seems, it is a win-win for Vijayendra Prasad, the script writer for both the films.