Right on expected and predictable lines, this week’s major Hindi release, Mohit Suri’s HAMARI ADHURI KAHANI, embarked on a dull start of about 25 percent, with some of the massy areas of Central and North India being better. With the mixed reviews tending towards negative, the Emraan, Vidya and Rajkummar starrer has an uphill task during the remaining two days of the weekend.
In fact, as we had said in our weekly box-office report, brand JURASSIC ensured a good to decent start for the latest edition, JURASSIC WORLD, and managed a 40-50 percent start. But thanks to a higher number of prints and the mass belt decent performance, it’ll be HAMARI ADHURI KAHANI which will manage a better first day, though just about.
Concluding with Excel Entertainment’s Anil, Shefali, Priyanka, Farhan, Ranveer and Anushka starrer DIL DHADAKNE DO, after a good 37 crore opening weekend, the film maintained beautifully during the weekdays as well, netting in excess of 57 crore, during the opening week from India. Given the good (the best of 2015) overseas run, plus the lack of competition from the new releases of this Friday, the Zoya Akhtar directed venture is likely to emerge as another success of the first half of 2015.