Tiger Shroff’s action thriller Baaghi 2 continues its dream run at the box office. The romantic actioner has become the second highest weekend opener of 2018 after Padmaavat, which stands strong in numero uno position with Rs 110 crore. The Ahmed Khan directorial has earned Rs 27.60 crore on Sunday, taking the total collection to Rs 73.10 crore.
It seems Baaghi 2 is on a record-breaking spree. It had already registered itself as the highest first day grosser with Rs 25.10 crore, surpassing the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#Baaghi2 is a RECORD-SMASHER… East, West, North, South – the film is having a BLOCKBUSTER RUN everywhere… Opening weekend numbers are simply PHENOMENAL… Fri 25.10 cr, Sat 20.40 cr, Sun 27.60 cr. Total: ₹ 73.10 cr. India biz.”
#Baaghi2 is a RECORD-SMASHER… East, West, North, South – the film is having a BLOCKBUSTER RUN everywhere… Opening weekend numbers are simply PHENOMENAL… Fri 25.10 cr, Sat 20.40 cr, Sun 27.60 cr. Total: ₹ 73.10 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 2, 2018
Earlier, film and trade analyst Girish Johar said that the Ahmed Khan directorial could rake in more than Rs 65 crore by the weekend.
#Baaghi2 is a LOTTERY… Continues to SURPRISE [the trade] and SHOCK [the pessimists] with SENSATIONAL biz on Sat… Proves all calculations and assumptions wrong… Fri 25.10 cr, Sat 20.40 cr. Total: ₹ 45.50 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 1, 2018
The success of Baaghi 2 proves yet again that as an audience, we are always drawn to the typical Bollywood masala films that project its hero as an invincible one man kill-machine. However, Baaghi 2 has managed not just to rake in the big numbers at the box office but it has also charmed the rest of the industry big-wigs. Hrithik Roshan, who has signed an upcoming project with Tiger wrote on Twitter, “@iTIGERSHROFF !!! You’ve done it !!! I’m now looking forward to working with the BEST action hero in the industry! Bravo! Keep flying high!”
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review, “The trouble with a full-on masala film going in search of a plot is evident in the way the film unspools. The bare bones are borrowed from Telugu thriller Kshanam, but the fillings are all strictly Bollywood: the attempt to create difference gets diluted.”
Apart from Tiger, Baaghi 2 stars Disha Patani, Deepak Dobriyal, Prateik Babbar and Randeep Hooda in pivotal roles.