'Bol Bachchan' gets a roaring start

Jul 10, 2012, 09:08 IST | Kunal M Shah

Another film from Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty gets off to a flying start at the box office

Rohit Shetty’s latest film Bol Bachchan has managed to set the cash registers ringing in its opening weekend. Acccording to the trade, the film seems to be on it way to becoming another blockbuster from the Rohit Shetty-Ajay Devgn pair, making it their third film in a row after Golmaal 3 and Singham.

The first weekend collections are around Rs 43.10 crore, with a opening day of Rs 12.10 crore followed by Rs 12 crore net on Saturday and around Rs 17 crore approximately on Sunday. This is by far the biggest opening of Ajay Devgn in his 20 year long career. On the other hand, Spider-Man collected around Rs 41 crore in its first week and around Rs 7 crore in its second weekend. Last week’s release Maximum has disappointed.

Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “Bol Bachchan opened well and on Sunday it took a huge jump with family audience coming in big numbers. The most important part, which we did not see in the case of recent hits like Rowdy Rathore and Agneepath is that the children have enjoyed the film and that is bringing in repeat audiences. The collections of Spider-Man in its second weekend have been disappointing and Bol Bachchan is the major reason for that.”

On the same vein, trade analyst Atul Mohan says, “The collections as expected has delivered of Bol Bachchan. Rohit Shetty is delivering and can be rightfully said as a hit machine. The question was whether it will enter the Rs 100 crore club or not? With the opening collections, it seems that it is well on it’s way. Spider-Man’s first week has been pretty good but on the second weekend the collection has fallen.”  

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