Akshay Kumar's action comedy film "Boss" has started with a bang in around 3,000 screens across India.
The film has registered a good occupancy in theatres in the morning shows on Wednesday. The occupancy is expected to rise during the evening and night shows.
Multiplexes registered average occupancy, while single screens in some circuits were running housefull.
"Boss" opened well on single screens, compared to Ranbir Kapoor's "Besharam" in some circuits. According to boxofficeIndia.com, "Boss" debut on single screens is perhaps the second best this year after Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express".
The film, which was released on Eid, is expected to open well in Pakistan and other overseas market also. It has received mixed reviews from critics, but has been well appreciated by audiences with a liking towards masala entertainers.
Since the release of "Boss" falls on a semi-holiday, the film may earn somewhere in the range of ₹15 crore. In comparison, "Besharam" had raked in more than ₹21 crore, since it was released on 2 October which a national holiday.
Now, It will be interesting to see whether "Boss" will break the record of Akshay's blockbuster hit film "Rowdy Rathore" at the box office.
After playing a gangster and fake CBI officer in his last two films, Akshay is back with a masala entertainer role in "Boss". The film also features veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Johnny Lever, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit.
Actor Ronit Roy has garnered critical acclaim for his negative role as the inspector in the film. [Read the critics review here]
Check out the film's trailer here: