JANNAT - Fifth biggest opener of 2008
Ok, so Mukesh Bhatt expected but didn't quite get 20 crores from the first week of JANNAT.
However, over 15 crores coming in is still a very good number for this medium budget film which is now a HIT. The film has performed very well across all the centers and has managed to get overflow at A, B as well as C centers.
The film has seen one of the best opening weeks of 2008; to be precise the fifth best when it comes to sheer collections.
While RACE is the biggest of all with 35.5 crores, JODHA AKBAR (25 crores), TASHAN (18.5 crores) and KRAZZY 4 (16.5 crores) have followed. The points to be noted are a) while all these films were mounted at a much bigger budget, b) they were also released at greater number of prints.
All of this does make JANNAT a much sweeter success and in the process makes it the biggest film ever for Emraan Hashmi where he played the central protagonist. While MURDER continues to be his biggest grosser, it had Mallika Sherawat holding center stage. In any case, the way this Kunal Deshmukh film is going at the moment, 20 crores total of MURDER too should be history in a matter of one more week.