Box office: 'Badlapur' rakes in Rs 23.50 cr in its opening weekend
The Varun Dhawan-starrer Badlapur has given hope of good business to exhibitors as theatres finding several takers for the crime thriller. The film has grossed Rs 23.50 crore in three days, although it is a tad less than the collections of the actor's last film 'Main Tera Hero'.
Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Badlapur
Exhibitor Rajesh Thadani says, "The film's business grew on the second day and dropped only marginally on Sunday — by Rs 50 lakh — due to the India-South Africa cricket match. The other release, 'Qissa', has had a dismal weekend."
In spite of violence and gore, 'Badlapur' has drawn cine-goers with its word-of-mouth publicity. Trade analyst Amod Mehra said, "For an A-rated film made on a modest budget, the film had a good opening, especially in multiplexes. The collections improved on Saturday and remained almost steady on Sunday though it had the India-South Africa match as competition. If the film sustains in the week days, the collections will go up."
Around three films are lined up for release this Friday — 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', 'Ab Tak Chhappan 2' and 'Hey Bro'. But exhibitors are not anticipating any fireworks. Vishal Anand of Fun Cinemas says, "Last weekend was better than average. But, for the next few weeks we can't bank on the films for doing good business."
'Badlapur' (First weekend)
'Roy' (Second weekend)
Overall: Rs 1.60 crore
'Baby' (Fifth weekend)
Overall: Rs 1 crore