Releasing on more than 900 screens across the country, RAAZ - THE MYSTERY CONTINUES has taken good start all over. While the average occupancy of the film stands at close to 70% at the end of the first day, it is quite good considering the huge release that the film has got. The movie is running at 8-10 shows at number of multiplexes, hence ensuring that Friday collections should be quite bountiful.
Confirms Emraan Hashmi, "The movie has taken a start better than JANNAT, which by the way was a huge money spinner in itself. We have reports of number of shows going houseful at numerous theaters. Since the reports are positive, we should be having a good weekend ahead."
Bhatts are excited about the way RAAZ - THE MYSTERY CONTINUES has performed. Says a source close to the makers, "We knew we had a winner in hand because Mohit (Suri) had made the film with great conviction. Still, the way movie has taken a head start from the very first show has been simply fantabulous. We were clear about what we were offering to the audience and they know what to expect from us. It's this two-way confidence in each other that has worked for us in most of our movies."
JANNAT, which had released last year, had fetched 15 crores at the box office in its first week. In the manner RAAZ - THE MYSTERY CONTINUES has opened, a 20 crores week is pretty much in the offering and if it manages to sustain itself well over the week, there is also a possibility of a 25 crores total.
"We are keeping our fingers crossed", smiles Emraan, "More than anyone else, we all are happy for Mohit. He was disappointed that AWARAPAN didn't work at the box office. With audience lapping up RAAZ - THE MYSYTERY CONTINUES, I am sure he would leave the disappointment of AWARAPAN behind."