In recent times, we have seen many Hollywood films giving a tough time to Bollywood biggies at the domestic box office. The foreign ventures, especially superhero flicks, have gained a huge fanbase and popularity in India among the youth. And the latest example to prove this point is Marvel’s superhero flick, Black Panther. The film not only earned well at the box office but also dominated many Bollywood films at the ticket windows. Till now, the film has collected Rs 38.10 crore and is currently the third highest grosser of 2018 after Padmaavat and Pad Man. It has beaten the lifetime business of these Bollywood films to achieve this feat at the Indian box office.
The Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee-starrer, Aiyaary, clashed with Black Panther at the box office. Right from its first day, the superhero film dominated over the Neeraj Pandey directorial venture and collections of both the films are enough to prove who won.
The dark comedy featuring Saif Ali Khan in the lead role met with a lukewarm response at the box office and its lifetime business was crossed by Black Panther in just two days of its release.
Mukkabaaz – Rs 10.51
Anurag Kashyap’s sports drama Mukkabaaz performed decently well at the box office but Black Panther showcased that it has a wider reach than the Hindi film at the domestic market.
1921 – Rs 15.94 crore
Despite it being a profitable affair, the Zareen Khan and Karan Kundrra-starrer didn’t manage to hold strong in front of Black Panther. Clearly, the content and target audience made a huge difference between the collections of both the films.
Welcome to New York – Rs 1.50 crore*
Despite featuring a huge ensemble cast of Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Sonakshi Sinha, Diljit Dosanjh and many others, Welcome to New York turned out to be a huge disaster, in fact, we can’t even call this film a competition for Black Panther.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – Rs 26.57 crore*
The Luv Ranjan directorial venture has taken a good start at the box office and that has affected the business of Chadwick Boseman’s film. Currently, the rom-com is lagging behind but is expected to overtake Black Panther in the coming days.