The premier release of the week, Fox Star Studios and Maruti International’s Indra Kumar directed Anil, Madhuri, Ajay, Arshad, Ritesh and Javed starrer, TOTAL DHAMAAL, saw an impressive start (good at massy centres), opening at around 30 percent. Given that its a working day and a major section of the audience is having a ‘dhamaal’ watching the madcap comedy, the film is expected to grow over the weekend and establish a firm base for the success of the latest DHAMAAL franchise.
As per early estimates, the first day appears to be around the 17 crore mark, give or take a crore.
Meanwhile, after a good 4-day weekend (70 crore), Excel Entertainment’s Zoya Akhtar directed Ranveer-Alia starrer, GULLY BOY, maintained very well during the weekdays netting 100 crore during the extended opening week, and thereby ensuring another success tag for super star Ranveer Singh. The film is also very impressive in the overseas grossing $5.50m during the first week.