Last week's two big releases - "Shuddh Desi Romance" and "Zanjeer", have finished their first week of theatrical run in India. While one turned out to be a hit film, the second film was a complete disaster.
Both films belong to different genre and there was a big difference between their screen counts.
"Zanjeer" was initially was released in more than 2,000 screens, but its screen count declined in the week due to poor response from audiences. "Shuddh Desi Romance" was released in just 1,000 screens.
"Shuddh Desi Romance" starring Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput and Vaani Kapoor has become a hit film, raking in ₹36.58 crore in its first week.
The film produced under Yash Raj banner dominated the box office in its first week.
"ShuddhDesiRomance Fri 6.45 cr, Sat 7.90 cr, Sun 8.92 cr, Mon 4.79 cr, Tue 3.21 cr, Wed 2.88 cr, Thu 2.43 cr. Total: ₹36.58 cr nett," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Shuddh Desi Romance" is Sushant Singh and Parineeti's second hit film as lead actors.
On the other hand, Priyanka Chopra-Ram Charan Teja starrer "Zanjeer" turned out to be a disaster at the box office. In its first week, the film made a total business of around ₹15.19 crore.
"Zanjeer Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 2.89 cr, Sun 3.69 cr, Mon 2.01 cr, Tue 1.18 cr, Wed 97 lacs, Thu 87 lacs. Total: ₹15.19 cr nett," Adarsh tweeted.
The action film, a remake of 1973's classic hit film, has already made an exit from most theaters. The release of three films this week will also spell disaster for the film.