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
Dhoom 320 Dec, 201369 107.4 cr
Dangal23 Dec, 201685 106.95 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
Krrish 31 Nov, 201365 72.8 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
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
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.