For the fourth time in a row, a Hollywood movie opened better than a Bollywood movie at the Indian box office. Horror movie "The Conjuring 2" dominated Amitabh Bachchan's "Te3n" and Randeep Hooda's "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani."
In a box office clash between "The Conjuring 2," "Te3n" and "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani," the Hollywood movie emerged as the clear winner. "The Conjuring 2" had a good opening at the Indian box office on Friday. The opening day box office collection of the horror drama stands at Rs. 5.25 crore, which is better than "Te3n" and "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani" earnings.
"#TheConjuring2 has an EXCELLENT start... Fri ₹ 5.25 cr nett [775 prints/900 screens]. India biz. Note: English+Hindi+Tamil+Telugu versions," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"The Conjuring 2" is a sequel to director James Wan's "The Conjuring." The first instalment of the horror movie also had a good run in India and now the second instalment is doing the same.
Amitabh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan starrer "Te3n" opened to average occupancy on Friday. The thriller drama, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, opened to low occupancy, which failed to pick up in the evening and night shows.
Though the Amitabh-starrer was released in a good number of screens compared to "The Conjuring 2," "Te3n" failed to register the same occupancy as the Hollywood movie did. In fact, the worldwide opening day collection of "Te3n" is lower than "The Conjuring" India's earnings.
"TE3N Fri ₹ 2.61 cr. India biz... Overseas ₹ 1.90 cr," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding: "#TE3N screen count... India: Multiplexes: 730 Single screens: 439 Total: 1169#TE3N Overseas: 373 screens USA 93, UAE-GCC 80, Pakistan 51, UK 30, Kenya 20, Aus 17, Tanzania 15, Canada 12, Malaysia 9 + other countries."
Randeep and Kajal Aggarwal-starrer "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani" had a poor opening. The romantic film, directed by Deepak Tijori, raked in approximately Rs. 1 crore on day one. The second-day numbers are not expected to be good, as the reviews are mostly negative and there is hardly any word of mouth publicity for the film.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]