The prominent new release of the week, Ayushmann Khurrana’s Amar 'STREE' Kaushik directed BALA, embarked on a fairly good 30 percent start during the dreaded morning shows, on a working day! The start is all the more creditable as just a week back Kumar Mangat’s UJDA CHAMAN, based on a similar storyline, had hit the cinemas.
The film picked up further during the latter shows, based on positive word-of-mouth and by and largely good reviews. As things stand, BALA is set for a good weekend haul and continue Ayushmann’s consecutive success story.
The other releases of the week, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Adah Sharma starrer BYPASS ROAD (still uncertain), the comedy film MR. BLACK MR. WHITE and Sooraj Pancholi’s SATTELITE SHANKAR, were no match for BALA.
Meanwhile, after a great opening week (136 crore) Fox Star Studios & Sajid Nadiadwala’s Akshay, Bobby, Riteish, Kriti and Rana starrer, HOUSEFULL 4, continued it’s winning run adding another 50 crores thus netting 176 crores in two weeks from India, and is a super hit, on way to a double century mark. HOUSEFULL 4 is also a good overseas hit and has grossed $1,900,000, just from the US.