As we had predicted in our box-office column, the two new releases of the week, Vashu Bhagnani’s WELCOME TO KARACHI and the Mahaakshay-Evelyn starrer ISHQEDARRIYAAN, failed to match up to the still hot, TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS.
Both the mentioned new releases opened approximately at around 10 percent and failed to show much growth during the latter shows. As far as the audience feedback is concerned, it is more positive (comparatively) for ISHQEDARRIYAAN as opposed to the Arshad-Jackie starrer, WELCOME TO KARACHI.
Having said that, both the films still have the next two days of the weekend to pull up their socks.
Meanwhile, after a superb (given the reasonable involved costs), opening weekend of around 38 crore, the Madhavan, Kangana and Deepak starrer, TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS, saw rock steady weekdays, which almost matched the weekend total, ending the first week netting in excess of 70 crore from India.
Given that TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS is replicating its Indian run in the overseas market, the Aanand L Rai venture is a sure shot blockbuster, how big or small time will tell.