Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer Badla managed to have a good start at the box office despite facing strong competition from Captain Marvel.
Badla received positive reviews from most of the critics as it has been hailed as one of the best Bollywood crime thrillers. The movie witnessed poor occupancy in the morning shows, but it picked up during the evening shows owing to strong word of mouth.
Being released alongside big Hollywood movie Captain Marvel, Badla's opening day business did get affected but it still managed to earn decent money on first day. Also the fact that the movie got released on a limited screen count of around 1,000 screens across India restricted the business of the crime thriller.
Although early predictions had suggested that Badla will not be able to earn more than Rs 3 crore on Friday, positive response towards the film changed the scenario.
While Captain Marvel clearly won the first day battle as it collected around Rs 13 crore at the Indian box office on first day, Badla made a collection of Rs 5.94 crore on day 1. It is likely to witness good growth over the weekend.
"#Badla goes from strength to strength on Day 1... Picked up speed late afternoon onwards at metros, with appreciable growth in evening... Strong word of mouth has come into play... Should witness substantial growth on Day 2 and 3... Fri ₹ 5.04 cr. India biz. Gross: ₹ 5.94 cr," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Considering the positive reviews from the critics, Badla may witness hike in its business over the weekend if it gets blessed by good word of mouth. In the case of Pink that also featured Amitabh and Taapsee, the movie had an average start at the commercial circuits, but through word of mouth, the film had performed good at the box office eventually.