'Cocktail' and 'Bol Bachchan' have a rollicking time at box office

Jul 17, 2012, 08:45 IST | Kunal M Shah

Cocktail becomes the first romantic film in recent times to have such a grand opening

Contrary to the mixed reviews for the film, it has managed to rake in a huge weekend collection. 

The film opened to around Rs 11 crore on Friday, followed by Rs 12 crore on Saturday and Rs 13 crore on Sunday making it to Rs 36 crore weekend. The film made on a budget of around Rs 55 crore including P & A should make its investors happy. The youngsters have latched on to the film and are in fact going in big numbers.

On the other hand, Bol Bachchan did get affected on Friday by Cocktail’s opening but managed to comeback strongly. While the film collected around Rs 66 crore in its first week, followed by Rs 15.63 crore in its second weekend making it to around Rs 82 crore and a half in its first 10 days.

Girish Wankhede, official spokesperson of a multiplex chain says, “This has by far been the biggest weekend in the history of our multiplex. While Cocktail opened and brought in huge numbers, Bol Bachchan was also not far behind in spite of being in its second weekend. Plus the other films also did well. The collections the Saif Ali Khan-starrer were around 95-96 percent on Sunday while Bol Bachchan was around 80 percent which is very huge.”

Trade analyst Amod Mehra said, “Bol Bachchan was affected by Cocktail’s opening on Friday but on Saturday and Sunday it recovered. Sunday was very good. Saif Ali Khan’s film saw a steady increment over the first three days. Sunday saw a tad higher jump than on Saturday. Overall it’s done well and it is the actor’s biggest opening ever.

The music and the first half have worked for the film. The only problem is its second half and there is no repeat value for the family audience so it won’t do well in the long run. The second weekend will also do well as there is no big film but weekdays could be a problem.” 

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