This year, the box office started with a dull period with only two movies earning decent amount. After "Baby" its Varun Dhawan's "Badlapur" that has raked in decent amount at the box office.
The crime drama completed its first week theatrical run with ₹36.31 crore box office income. It is the third highest opening week grosser of this year after "Baby" and "Roy".
"#Badlapur Fri 7 cr, Sat 8.50 cr, Sun 8 cr, Mon 4.05 cr, Tue 3.35 cr, Wed 3.01 cr, Thu 2.40 cr. Total: ₹ 36.31 cr. India biz," trade analyst tweeted the opening week box office collection.
The film is expected to take the lead at the box office in its second week as new releases "Ab Tak Chappan 2" and "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" has opened to low response.
"Ab Tak Chappan 2", which is a crime drama, wasn't promoted that heavily and the reviews are also negative. The opening day occupancy of Nana Patekar starrer is low and is not expected to show much growth at the box office.
The second release of the week is Ayushmann Khurrana's "Dum Laga Ke Haisha". The romantic comedy film, which is set in the 90s era, has opened to positive reviews, but the occupancy is very dull.
However, the occupancy will increase as the word of mouth increases. The film, which marks the debut of Bhumi Pednekar, has been released in very limited screens in India.
"#DumLagaKeHaisha India screen count: 769. Not releasing day & date in international markets... contd," Adarsh added.
"We will wait for word of mouth before we venture into single screens [India] and intl markets": Yash Raj on #DumLagaKeHaisha release, according to Adarsh.