The prominent release of the week, Raj Kumar Gupta’s Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla and Ileana D’Cruz starrer, RAID, was never expected to open like a SINGHAM or GOLMAAL, but still the 20 percent (all India average) start was a tad disappointing.
Having said that, based on the positive reviews and audience feedback, the film did pick up during the latter shows and though the first day will come just under 10 crore, the film is expected to end the opening weekend in the 28-30 crore range, fingers crossed!
Meanwhile, despite the fact that T-Series’ Urvashi Rautela starrer HATE STORY 4 could not quite match up to it’s predecessor(s), the film managed to hold on netting 19 crore (to be validated) during the opening week from India and should be a safe bet for the investors.
Checking out Anushka Sharma’s horror flick PARI, the film added another 5 crore plus thus netting 25-26 crore in two weeks from India and will end up as a creditable break even project, after accounting for all the rights.
Concluding with SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY, the film added another 16 crore thus netting 89 crore (to be validated) in three weeks from India, and the way it is holding, it may well end up as a super duper hit!