Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda-starrer "Sarbjit" had a low opening day at the domestic box office, while the Hollywood film "X-Men: Apocalypse" had a better day one. As expected, the Hollywood movie dominated over the Bollywood film at the box office in India.
"Sarbjit" had a low occupancy in the morning shows. The occupancy picked in the evening and night shows, but it did not have a good impact at the box office. The opening day box office collection of "Sarbjit" stands at Rs. 3.69 crore.
"#Sarbjit Fri ₹ 3.69 cr. India biz... Had better occupancy in evening/night shows," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film, directed by Omung Kumar, need to show a good jump at the box office on its second and third day, but considering the mixed reviews and not-so-strong word of mouth it is unlikely that the film will have a good growth.
Directed by Omung, the film features Randeep, Aishwarya and Richa Chadha in the lead roles. "Sarbjit" is based on the life of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted of terrorism by a court in Pakistan. The film features Randeep as Sarabjit, Aishwarya as his sister Dalbir Kaur and Richa as his wife.
On the other hand, the superhero film "X-Men: Apocalypse" minted Rs. 4.51 crore from the Indian box office. The film had opened with 50 percent occupancy in the morning shows, which increased later in the evening shows.
"#XMenApocalypse Fri ₹ 4.51 cr. India biz... Biz should grow over the weekend," trade analyst Adarsh tweeted.
Directed by Bryan Singer, the film features an ensemble cast starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Alexandra Shipp,Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]