Is Dabangg 2 missing the Id factor?

The first two days collection from Dabangg 2 of 35 cr (BOI) although very good and record breaking for non holiday, still is a tad below expectations.

Come to think of it, ETT – which I thought was an ordinary movie, sustained very well to reach 186 cr. That makes me wonder, Is Dabangg 2 not a good movie, or … maybe had Dabangg 2 released during Id, it would have scaled higher.

I think the later. I believe Salman has a solid Muslim fanbase who go out in huge numbers during Id. It is probably a celebration ritual. The same may not be happening now during Christmas.

Which probably might even explain why Ready with a better WOM did less than BodyGuard (and BG was stopped by MBKD) else it would have reached 160 cr.


  1. FS
    December 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    D2 was badly scripted… it was nothing but to show off salman like a superhero… if they had shown more chemistry between lead pairs and bonding between brothers and father then it would have been one the best film of the year along with biggest blockbuster in Hindi Cinema… sadly it contains only 20% of good ingredients and rest is crap. I am not at all surprised by the fall. It may do better in SS but it will not survive for long in plexes…

    May be most are just praising the film for the heck of it or for the sake of it but one cannot love this same old film with crap action if you are true salman fan and not fan of his boxoffice numbers.

  2. sanjeev-dabangg2-beats-ETT
    December 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    script of D2 doesnt deserve more than 1 star…
    However the movie is entertaining and it has good performances from all actors.

  3. Dino
    December 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM


  4. Dino
    December 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Salman and Eid are inseperable. Yes it is correct to say that for Bhai fans EID is a celebration of sorts. Many of them belong to the lowest classes living in Dharavi,Bandra east etc for them they save up money for Bhai films during EID. Xmas story is different. Neways today would decide which direction movie is going, a 30crore+ number is on the cards.

  5. Dino
    December 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Roy it is Salman Phenomenon Khan toh 30 cr toh karna padega. 18-20 crore toh Sunday non holiday pe Akki bhi kar leta hai. Neways realistically speaking 25cr is surely on the cards. Whats ur guess?.

    1. sanjeev-dabangg2-beats-ETT
      December 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      30 crores was possible for me before I watched the movie…Since the movie has very poor script, I expect around 21 crores Sunday.

    December 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Forget 30 crs. It may touch 22 cr.

    1. sanjeev-dabangg2-beats-ETT
      December 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      Even 22 looks tough. Could be just 18 crores

  7. Aditya007
    December 23, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    what???? 22 cr looking tough,..then it’ll be big disspointment for an Salman khan Starer in these days!

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