FERRARI is fine & SHANGHAI safe, while ROWDY roars!
June 16, 2012 12:13:32 PM IST By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
This week's premier release, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Sharman-Boman starrer, FERRARI KI SAWAARI, was never going to emulate the opening of a DABANGG or a ROWDY RATHORE, but was expected to fare well at good multiplexes. And it has!
As per first day reports FERRARI KI SAWAARI saw a 20-30 percent start at the metro multiplexes, with the occupancies being better in the Mumbai-Maharashtra and Gujarat belt, thanks to the local flavours.
However, the cricket laced emotional drama failed to entice the single screen audience and even the multiplexes of other major and midsized towns. The film will have to depend on the business during the next two days, and a noticeable growth (especially on Sunday) will augur well for the Rajesh Mapuskar directed film!
As far as the other releases of the week are concerned, namely QASAM SE QASAM SE and CHAKRADHAAR, the two were never going to achieve anything in the first place, and so there are no prizes for guessing correctly that both have been rejected from the first show itself.
Meanwhile, Dibakar Banerjee's Emraan, Abhay, Pitobash and Kalki starrer, SHANGHAI, managed stable business at the mid-end during the weekdays, and ended up netting a satisfactory 17 crores (to be validated) during the first week. Given the reasonable costs and non-theatrical rights, SHANGHAI is already an average fare, and with some luck may improve further.
In the end, quite on the expected and predictable lines, Akshay Kumar's ROWDY RATHORE continues to dominate the box-office, with a rock steady second week haul of 35 crore plus! The film has netted 113 crores (to be validated) in two weeks from India and is already a super hit. The film is likely to dominate the proceedings once again in the current week, and is all set to be Akshay Kumar's first solo blockbuster!