Abhishek Kapoor's directorial movie "Kai Po Che!" has held a strong grip at domestic box office in its second day of release.
The business of the youth-oriented film witnessed a jump on Saturday and the collections almost doubled. On the opening day, the film raked in ₹4.5 crore, while on Saturday it minted ₹6.25 crore.
Taking a note of Saturday's earnings, the film is expected to see a massive jump on Sunday. The film, made on a budget of ₹12 crore, has raked in ₹10.75 crore in just two days.
"#KaiPoChe Fri 4.5 cr, Sat 6.25 cr. Biz doubles in Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi. Huge growth at other places. Expect a massive Sun," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Produced by UTV Motion, the film was released in 1,000 screens across the country. The movie features three newcomers - Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh - and the story is based on their friendship.
"It's a fantastic start for 'Kai Po Che!' and it will only keep on growing over the weekend. We are looking at a big weekend. Also, the film will also have a sound week one and will have a long run at the theatre because of the appreciation that it is getting to sustain this super box office run," Gaurav Verma, director - India theatrical distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement, according to IANS.
"Kai Po Che!" is also getting positive response in the international market, where it was released across 250 screens.
The film collected ₹75.85 lakh from US on its opening day and ₹52.06 lakh from UK in two days. Its three-day collection in the UAE stood at ₹1.35 crore.
"#KaiPoChe - UK: Fri £ 24,530, Sat £ 38,824. Total: £ 63,354 [Rs 52.06 lacs] ... USA: Fri $ 140,000 [Rs 75.85 lacs]." Adarsh tweeted, adding "#KaiPoChe collects $ 250,000+ [Rs 1.35 cr] from Thu to Sat in UAE. Superb!" said Adarsh.