Five Bollywood movies were released in the first week of 2013, but only Rajeev Khandelwal starrer suspense thriller "Table No.21" had a decent start at the Indian box office.
The suspense thriller was released along with four other films - "Dehraadun Diary", "Dekha Jo Pehli Baar", "Meri Shadi Karao" and "Rajdhani Express" on Jan 4.
The movie starring Paresh Rawal, Rajeev and Tena Desae in the lead roles is made on small budget. It had a decent opening at the box office, raking in ₹1.55 crore on Friday.
The movie picked up in the evening shows on the first day. The business of the film went up on the second day, especially in Mumbai and Mysore, but was affected up north due to the cold wave.
On Saturday, the movie raked in ₹2.04 crore, taking the two-day domestic total to ₹3.59 crore. With positive reviews from critics the film is likely to fetch some good figures during the first weekend.
While at domestic market it had a decent opening, the film opened to a dull start overseas. "Table No.21" was released in reported screens internationally.
"'Table No 21' - Fri: UK £ 6,145 from 13 locations... Australia A$ 3,446 from 5 locations... USA $ 2,728 from 9 locations [reported screens]," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
In India the film facing tough competition from previous release "Dabangg 2" which is still dominating the box office.