Very much as expected and predicted, SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS, opened to a great response of 35-40 percent, and that despite being a docu-feature. The film is expected to end up with a good weekend haul.
The other major release, which came from Hollywood, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALZAR’S REVENGE, had to play second fiddle to Sachin’s star power, managing 25-30 percent start.
Meanwhile, last week’s major release, Irrfan Khan’s HINDI MEDIUM, which saw a reasonable weekend (12 crore) managed a rock steady weekday run and ended the first week netting around 24 crore, which given the moderate budget, makes the film a clean success, and may even be be hit, depending on the second week run.
The other release of the same week, Arjun-Shreya’s HALF GIRLFRIEND, faltered after a good opening weekend (32 crore), ending up netting 48 crore (to be validated) during the first week from India, and the best case scenario (given the high involved costs) is likely to be an average status for the Mohit Suri diected venture.
Concluding with the S.S. Rajamouli directed BAAHUBALI 2 : THE CONCLUSION, the film added another 30 crore and has thus netted 488 crore (to be validated) in four weeks from India. The biggest all time blockbuster is now looking at an astonishing and unbelievable 500 crore from India, and that just from the Hindi version.