GOLMAAL RETURNS is now officially a sure shot success. The film has been accepted in a big way by the audience and in the process has ensured that after a string of mega budget disappointments like DRONA, KIDNAP and KARZZZZ, Bollywood is back to smiling.
As per the collections made available by Studio 18 to this writer, till Sunday, this Rohit Shetty directed film has collected over 40 crores gross (not Net) just from India. Overseas too the film has taken a bumper beginning with UAE bringing in 1.3 million dirham and UK boasting of 1.93 lakh pounds from 42 screens.
Film's huge success in UK is quite notable considering there has been competition from Hollywood with the likes of QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SAW 5 and GHOST TOWN running alongside GOLMAAL RETURNS. Still, the film has managed to make it into the Top10 charts there.
The way this fun film is going at the box office, it is all set to out gross the entire collection of the biggest money spinner of Rohit Shetty, GOLMAAL (30 crores net), by the end of 1st week itself.
Says Rohit Shetty, who is of course elated with the film's response, "This is a huge beginning for the film and frankly even I was not expecting such a tremendous response. But well, it is great to see audience loving the film so much, especially children. I had always believed that the film was catering to the children as well as elderly alike and though some intelligent critics didn't feel so, the collections prove otherwise."
Talking about the way the film has sustained on a very good note across all the five days (WednesdaySunday), Rohit says, "For us Saturday was a litmus test because if one looks at a conventional 3day weekend period, Saturday was pretty much a Monday for us. Since the collections have only rocked further on with every passing day that has made GOLMAAL RETURNS pretty much a bona fide success. Now work has to begin on GOLMAAL 3."