The past two weeks have been full of contradictions. For one, Krrish 3 proved wrong the long-held notion that pre-Diwali releases suffer because of the ongoing festivity and the predictable market trends.
Secondly, Ram Gopal Varma’s latest release showed that making a sequel is not always a good idea -- especially when you’re talking about an acclaimed film like Satya -- even commercially speaking.
According to trade, the Hrithik Roshan-starrer has entered the Rs 200-crore club thanks to its collections in India alone. “As of now, it has grossed over Rs 206 crore in the country. It’s been a fantastic second week for Krrish 3. A complete one-man show, it has been. I won’t really be surprised if it aims for Rs 300 crore in the coming days,” says Amod Mehra, a trade analyst.
On the other hand, Satya 2 has had a dismal weekend. As if being bashed by critics wasn’t enough, even general public stayed away.
“Say what you want about a film, as long as it doesn’t grab eyeballs it won’t make profit. The RGV film managed to capture barely five per cent returns on the number of screenings held for it. It goes without saying that there’s not much hope there,” adds Mehra.
On the Hollywood front, Thor: The Dark World is said to be doing brisk business although the superhero franchise from Bollywood has not much to compete with.
Two biggies from Hindi film industry will be battling it out on the coming Friday. Rajjo, starring Kangna Ranaut, is opening with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram-Leela, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
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