Last Friday saw release of two new Hindi films, psychological crime thriller film ‘Chup: Revenge of the Artist’ and a crime thriller film ‘Dhokha: Round D Corner’. Both had taken a good start at box office due to National Cinema Day. Both the films received mixed reviews from critics as well as audience.
On the opening day, R Madhavan, Aparshakti Khurana, Khushalii Kumar and Darshan Kumar’s Dhokha took a good start with 15-20% occupancy in the morning. Post noon shows, it showed improvement and done the business of 1.25 cr nett. As expected film dropped on Saturday but the problem was that it dropped big. Film collected only 50 lacs nett and Sunday will be around similar numbers.
1.25 cr nett
50 lacs nett
1.75 cr nett
On Friday, Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Pooja Bhatt and Shreya Dhanwanthary starrer Chup was opened at a solid note with 65% occupancy across India in the morning. Over the evening and night shows, it took massive jump in footfalls and minted the amount of 2.85 cr nett.
Film dropped by 30% only which was good hold and collected 1.85 cr nett. Film should do around 2 cr nett today and do weekend biz of 6.75 cr nett. This is due to reduced ticket prices otherwise this could had been lifetime biz.
2.85 cr nett
1.85 cr nett
4.79 cr nett
23rd September was celebrated as the National Cinema Day on the call of the Multiplex Association of India (MAI), in which more than 4000 screens across the country participated, including cinema chains like PVR, INOX, Cinepolis, Carnival, Miraj, City Pride, Mukta A2, Movie Time, Wave, M2K, Movie Max and many others.
Due to state regulations with respect to cinema ticket pricing, South Indian states Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala weren’t able to participate in the celebrations.
Now from Monday to Thursday again films will run on reduced ticket prices which should benefit the film.