Bollywood movie "Wazir", starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, has shown decent growth at the Indian box office on its second day. The film has collected Rs 12.73 crore in two days.
Ever since it was announced, "Wazir" has been creating ripples in the media for all the good reasons. Its promos have fuelled the audiences' expectations. In addition, its makers adopted several new promotional strategies and shelled out a hefty sum on its publicity. It was expected to start with a bang and beat the opening-day records of Amitabh and Farhan's previous releases.
"Wazir" released in over 1500 screens in the domestic market on Friday, with average advance booking for its opening day. The movie opened to an average response, its occupancy ranging between 35% and 45% in the morning shows. It got positive feedback from critics and audiences, and the word of mouth took its business upwards in the subsequent shows.
The Bejoy Nambiar-directed action thriller collected Rs 5.57 crore at the Indian box office on the first day. But "Wazir" failed to shatter the opening day collection records of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar's recent hits. Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#Wazir Fri ₹ 5.57 cr. India biz. Picked up at premium plexes. Sat and Sun biz crucial... Overseas: ₹ 4.07 cr. (sic)"
The word of mouth boosted its collection further on Saturday and the Amitabh-Farhan-starrer witnessed 28.55% growth. On its second day, "Wazir" collected Rs 7.16 crore at the Indian box office and its two-day domestic total now stands at Rs 12.73 crore nett. Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#Wazir biz jumps on Sat. 28.55% growth from Fri to Sat. Fri 5.57 cr, Sat 7.16 cr. Total: ₹ 12.73 cr. ndia biz. (sic)"
#Wazir biz jumps on Sat. 28.55% growth from Fri to Sat. Fri 5.57 cr, Sat 7.16 cr. Total: ₹ 12.73 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 10, 2016
As per early trends, its business has gone up on Sunday and "Wazir" is expected to surpass the Rs 20-crore nett mark at the Indian box office in the first weekend. Made on budget of over Rs 40 crore, the movie is likely to recover 50% of its production cost in three days.