The result of the healthy sibling rivalry between Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra is out, and the clear winner is the senior Chopra! We are obviously referring to Yash Raj Films’ GUNDAY and Dharma Productions’ HASEE TOH PHASEE.
|HASEE TOH PHASEE and GUNDAY|
Coming to the number crunching, just the opening weekend was enough for Priyanka Chopra’s GUNDAY to go well past the projected lifetime run of Parineeti Chopra’s HASEE TOH PHASEE. To elaborate, during the first weekend, GUNDAY netted in excess of 40 crore from India and is likely to end its run in the 80-85 crore range. On the other hand Parineeti Chopra’s HASEE TOH PHASEE which netted 17.50 crore during the opening weekend is likely to end up with a final total of just under 35 crore from India.
Coming to the overseas, during the opening weekend Priyanka’s GUNDAY grossed $2.2m which may well be the final tally of Parineeti’s HASEE TOH PHASEE abroad!
Not only that, the producers of GUNDAY, Yash Raj Films, are also the world wide distributors and so all the rights rest with them. They have already recovered more than 60 percent of their investment (in GUNDAY) through the non-theatrical rights, and the good theatrical run will add to their bounty.
In case of HASEE TOH PHASEE, it is a joint production of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Productions, and the film has been distributed not by the makers but by EROS International and so it will end up as an above average, at best and that too after accounting for the non-theatrical rights.