First Weekend Collection have always been a very strong benchmark to determine how well a movie opened at the box office. A Strong Buzz is good enough to give the movie a strong day 1. But what about Saturday & Sunday? The Word of Mouth combined with Critic reviews drives the collection of the film over the weekend. But many movies have defied the critics and went on to become the movies with the highest first weekend collection. Today we will analyze many such movies.

Extended First Weekend or Regular Weekend?

This is a very common confusion when comparing movies and their weekend performances. Most of the Major movies with Bigger stars often get an extended first weekend at the box office with their movies releasing on Wednesday or Thursday. This gives them a 4 or 5 day weekend, where most regular films get a 3 day weekend.

So it wouldn’t be fair to compare movies in this manner. Hence, for box office performance and their comparison, the first weekend of the movie is standardized to its first 3-day collection. So for a movie which releases on Thursday, its weekend would be Thu-Fri-Sat.

This creates a fair ground for comparing the movies amongst each other.

Importance of Having a High First Weekend

Our Industry has evolved so much over the years that movies are now doing more than 50% of their lifetime collection in first 3 days itself. And this trend has made marketing and promotion of the movies even more important. Every producer aspires to get the highest weekend possible.

To Summarize, the First 3 Day (Weekend) performance of a movie depends on

  • Its Opening day
  • Critic Reviews
  • Word of Mouth

So here are the top 25 Bollywood movies with Highest First Weekend Collection who dominated in all the above 3 aspects or defied them and beat the odds.

 

RankMovieRelease DateBOTY ScoreCollections
Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion28 Apr, 201789₹128 cr
Sanju29 Jun, 201875₹120.06 cr
Tiger Zinda Hai22 Dec, 201770₹114.93 cr
Padmaavat25 Jan, 201868₹114 cr
Dhoom 320 Dec, 201369₹107.4 cr
Dangal23 Dec, 201685₹106.95 cr
Race 315 Jun, 201855₹106.47 cr
Sultan6 Jul, 201672₹105 cr
Bajrangi Bhaijaan8 Jul, 201575₹102.6 cr
Chennai Express9 Aug, 201354₹100.05 cr
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo12 Nov, 201559₹97.63 cr
PK19 Dec, 201477₹95.19 cr
Happy New Year24 Oct, 201455₹93.16 cr
Golmaal Again20 Oct, 201762₹87.60 cr
Kick25 Jul, 201457₹80.13 cr
Singham Returns15 Aug, 201460₹77.69 cr
Baaghi 230 Mar, 201865₹73.10 cr
Krrish 31 Nov, 201365₹72.8 cr
Gold15 Aug, 201865₹71.30 cr
Tubelight23 Jun, 201760₹64.77 cr
Dilwale18 Dec, 201559₹63.28 cr
Bang Bang2 Oct, 201468₹62.65 cr
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani31 May, 201363₹61.87 cr
Raees25 Jan, 201771₹59.83 cr
Judwaa 229 Sep, 201763₹59.25 cr
Dabangg 221 Dec, 201263₹58.43 cr
Jai Ho24 Jan, 201455₹58.17 cr
Ek Tha Tiger15 Aug, 201258₹56.54 cr
Bodyguard31 Aug, 201155₹54.07 cr
Ra One26 Oct, 201153₹52.65 cr
Fan15 Apr, 201662₹52.34 cr
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha11 Aug, 201775₹51.45 cr
Welcome Back4 Sep, 201566₹50.61 cr
Jolly LLB 210 Feb, 201768₹50.46 cr
Ek Villain27 Jun, 201473₹48.75 cr
Ram Leela15 Nov, 201368₹48.58 cr
Dabangg10 Sep, 201079₹48.49 cr
Race 225 Jan, 201363₹48.17 cr
Brothers2 Oct, 201568₹47.42 cr
Don 223 Dec, 201171₹46.39 cr
ABCD 219 Jun, 201568₹46.16 cr
Rowdy Rathore1 Jun, 201269₹46.04 cr
Jab Harry Met Sejal4 Aug, 201760₹45.75 cr
Agneepath26 Jan, 201267₹45.74 cr
Talaash30 Nov, 201271₹45.66 cr
Bajirao Mastani18 Dec, 201574₹45.32 cr
Singh is Bliing2 Oct, 201547₹44.23 cr
Baadshaho1 Sep, 201765₹43.30 cr
Badrinath Ki Dulhania10 Mar, 201762₹43.05 cr
Airlift22 Jan, 201673₹42.57 cr
Ready3 Jun, 201161₹42.3 cr
Holiday6 Jun, 201465₹41.18 cr
Raid16 Mar, 201866₹41.01 cr
Jab Tak Hai Jaan13 Nov, 201270₹40.51 cr
Gunday14 Feb, 201460₹40.26 cr
Housefull 26 Apr, 201256₹40.24 cr
Padman9 Feb, 201882₹40.05 cr
Bol Bachchan6 Jul, 201253₹39.50 cr
Grand Masti13 Sep, 201365₹39.23 cr
Gabbar is Back1 May, 201566₹38.95 cr
Kaabil25 Jan, 201776₹38.87 cr
Baaghi29 Apr, 201665₹38.58 cr
Tanu Weds Manu Returns22 May, 201571₹37.58 cr
3 Idiots25 Dec, 200984₹37.5 cr
Dishoom29 Jul, 201656₹37.32 cr
2 States18 Apr, 201462₹37.12 cr
Veere Di Wedding1 Jun, 201860₹36.52 cr
Tees Maar Khan14 Nov, 201027₹36.49 cr
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil28 Oct, 201665₹35.6 cr
Dil Dhadakne Do5 Jun, 201570₹35.34 cr
Golmaal 35 Nov, 201057₹34.85 cr
Humshakals20 Jun, 201418₹34.53 cr
Raaz 37 Sep, 201242₹34.43 cr
Cocktail13 Jul, 201265₹34.13 cr
Udta Punjab17 Jun, 201668₹33.80 cr
Colour - BOTY Score Range 80-100
70-80
60-70
Below 60

What is BOTY Score?

BOTY Score is a carefully evaluated rating assigned to every movie in BestoftheYear.in Database. The Score is calculated by averaging ratings from major critics, active BOTY members and other user reviews.


background means movie still Running at the box office.

*All Figures are in crore rupees and have been rounded off to nearest sensible value.