November 12, 2011 10:38:48 AM IST Abid, Glamsham Editorial
The latest superstar on the block, Ranbir Kapoor, has done it again. Yes, despite an unconventional theme and extreme views (both on the positive and negative side), Ranbir's latest venture has embarked on a good start at the multiplexes. The opening varied from 60-70 percent and in some cases even 100 percent. The film is doing best in metros, 'A' centers and affiliated satellite towns. The single screens are dull at 40-50 percent, but that comes as no surprise.
Moving on to the 'Diwali' release, after a huge 100 crore opening week, the collections of RA.ONE crashed in the second week and the film has netted around 14-15 crore (to be validated once the collections are out), taking the two week total to 114-115 crore. Yet again, that comes as no surprise because all the 100 crore plus netters (final total) of 2011 have also crashed the same way after a huge first week!
While still on ROCKSTAR, the film is expected to be plus fare inspite of the mixed WOM and based on the worldwide returns. As far as RA.ONE is concerned, it is a semi-hit for its' worldwide distributors, EROS International, obviously after accounting for its handsome pre-release non-theatrical returns and sundry earnings.