Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani‘s Baaghi 2 has been on a record breaking run at the domestic box office. After recording the highest opening day collection of 2018, the movie has now become the second highest opening weekend grosser of 2018. Yes, Baaghi 2 beat the likes of Ajay Devgn’s Raid, Akshay Kumar’s Padman and sevral other movies to achieve this feat. However, it could not topple Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone – Shahid Kapoor’s Padmaavat, which enjoyed a 4-day long weekend. As trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed on Twitter, “TOP 5 – 2018. Opening Weekend biz. 1. #Padmavaat Rs 114 crore [extended weekend; select previews on Wed, released on Thu]. Note: Hindi + Tamil + Telugu. 2. #Baaghi2 Rs 73.10 crore. 3. #Raid Rs 41.01 crore. 4. #PadMan Rs 40.05 crore. 5. #SonuKeTituKiSweety #SKTKS Rs 26.57 crore. India biz.”
No one had imagined that Baaghi 2 would rake in such a huge amount of money over the first weekend. But with a fantastic pre-release buzz, a huge screen space and an engaging storyline, the film flew out of the blocks. The fact that no mass entertainers had hit the screens over the last few weeks also brought in the crowd. The rave reviews by the critics as well as the audience also helped the movie sustain and grow at the box office. Our film critic – Ankita Chaurasia had even mentioned in her review, “Some whistle-worthy dialogues that will remind you of Sunny Deol and some well-choreographed action scenes, make Baaghi 2 a decent watch.”
Looking at the current trends, Baaghi 2 will surely cross the Rs 100 crore mark soon, but can it become the highest grosser of 2018 till now? Well, that’s something we will have to wait and watch.