Will Race 2 cross the 100 crore mark?
- Zero-tolerance towards communal violence, must act: Centre to states
- Varanasi: Violence breaks out during protest march, vehicles set ablaze
- Germany our natural partner, says Modi after meeting Merkel; 18 MoUs inked to boost trade
- Why the BJP finds itself in a spot before Gujarat local body polls
- Supreme Court suspends beef ban in Jammu & Kashmir for two months
The film continues to spin ahead, despite new releases which included the controversial Vishwaroop
Last week box-office saw the release of half a dozen small and big budget movies. While, on one hand, there was Kamal Haasan's much anticipated Vishwaroop, Bejoy Nambiar's multi-starrer, David, Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children; on the other hand, there were smaller projects like Farooque Shaikh's Listen.. Amaya, Asha Bhosle-starrer Mai and Govinda-Priyanka Chopra's long stuck project Deewana Main Deewana.
Though a fresh line up of movies dealt with varied subjects, audiences preferred watching the multi-starrer film Race 2, which was in its second week.
Talking about the BO performance last week, Girish Wankhede, General Manager Marketing and Public Relations for Cinemax India Ltd, said, "From the newer lot of films, it was Vishwaroop, that got a decent opening as compared to others. It got an all India occupancy of 38-40 per cent on its opening weekend. David looked good, but then it received only 30 per cent occupancy at Cinemax across India. Other films went unnoticed."
Race 2 received the maximum occupancy, of 45 per cent (as compared to other new releases) at Cinemax India theatres, all over the country. Wankhede also reveals that David, which also released in Tamil simultaneously, failed at Cinemax India outlets in the South region as well.
As far as single screens are concerned, at G7 theatre in Mumbai, it is Vishwaroop that got 100 per cent occupancy, David got 60 per cent, Deewana Main Deewana received 50-60 per cent and Midnight's Children (English) scored 50 per cent whereas Race 2 received 70 per cent occupancy in its second weekend.
According to Taran Adarsh's report on Bollywood Hungama, David collected approximately Rs 2.41 crore nett in its opening weekend. It made Rs 69 lacs on Friday, `83 lacs on Saturday and Rs 89 lacs on Sunday. Vishwaroop received approximately Rs 7.56 crore plus nett, with Rs 1.89 crore on Friday, Rs 2.47 crore on Saturday and Rs 3.2 crore on Sunday.