Just as expected, it was Tom Cruise’s MISSION IMPOSSIBLE–ROGUE NATION, which dominated the proceedings at the box-office this Friday. MI 5 which started at around 40 percent during the morning was running at 75 percent occupancy during the latter shows, at metro and ‘A’ city multiplexes.
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As far as the home bred releases are concerned, the best competition came via the Riteish-Pulkit starrer, BANGISTAN, but the occupancy was a mere 20-25 percent for the first day.
Concluding with Nishikant Kamat’s Ajay, Tabu and Shriya starrer, DRISHYAM, which thanks to a stable weekdays performance added a couple of crores more than expected, netting 39crore (to be validated) during the opening week from India, which is a decent but not a satisfactory total for a venture of this scale and budget (60-65 crore all inclusive release cost). DRISHYAM has to cross the 60 crore mark from India to be considered a safe bet for all concerned. Here is hoping it does, fingers crossed!