Golmaal Again became the tenth highest earning domestic release in Bollywood as itpicked up 9 lakhs / $14,000 on Thursday to close out the 6th week of its domestic run with 70 lakhs / $109,000, sufficient to push the film past Happy New Year’s ₹205 crore net lifetime.
The Rohit Shetty-Ajay Devgn hit is only the second movie to reach the 200 crores domestic net threshold this year, after SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster Baahubali: The Conclusion.
The picture’s 6th-week earnings were down by 43 percent from the 5th week, a solid hold. But the picture is now running long in the tooth and won’t append much to its superb total. The film’s total universal gross has now reached 310 crore, which puts it in 21st place in the middle of the all-time biggest worldwidegrossers. It has almost doubled the grosses of its predecessor, the 3, which was Bollywood’s 2ndhighest grossing film in 2010, after the Salman Khan-starring action film Dabangg.
The comedy, the fourth in the Golmaal series, went head-to-head next to the Zaira Wasim-Aamir Khan-starring Secret Superstar in November and covered it, earning 2-1/2 times as much in India. Golmaal joined the 100 crores domestic club in just four days, while Secret Superstar bubbled at home and will never reach that level.
But Secret Superstar may get the last laugh: with its China release approaching next year, it has a shot at surpassing Golmaal Again in the worldwide rankings, remaining to Aamir Khan’s enormous following in the PRC.
Shibasish Sarkar, COO, of Reliance Entertainment said “It is very rare for a film to create such wonders at the box office. We are thankful to our friend and partner, Rohit for his incredible vision that made this possible.”
Shetty has confirmed that he is at work budding a screenplay for what will become the fifth picture in the enormously accepted franchise. Shooting on Golmaal 5 is probably to begin in 2018.