It's Bollywood versus Hollywood again at the Indian box office. Three films - two Bollywood and one Hollywood, were released this Friday with much anticipation.
The much awaited superhero installment "Man Of Steel" starring British actor Henry Cavill has started with good occupancy compared to Bollywood films like "Fukrey" and "Ankur Arora Murder Case" which registered low opening in India.
"Man of Steel" directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan has registered around 60 to 70 percent occupancy in theatres across the country. The superhero film had received average reviews from critics but it dominated box office on the opening day.
Hindi release "Fukrey", starring Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh and Ali Fazal, had opened on a slow and dull note, but managed to pick up in the evening shows.
Due to its Punjabi flavour, "Fukrey" managed to do pretty well in north circuits especially Punjab. The film picked up mainly due to positive reviews.
On the opening day, the comedy film directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba raked in more than ₹2.50 crore. "#Fukrey picked up marginally in the evening/night shows. Friday *early trends* indicate 2.50 cr +" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
In the overseas market, the film failed to make a good impression and raked in minimal amount.
"UK: #Fukrey Fri £ 4,617 [₹4.17 lacs] from 21 screens. AUSTRALIA: #Fukrey Fri A$ 876 [₹48,226/-] from 3 screens."
Meanwhile, medical thriller "Ankur Arora Murder Case" started on the low note and the collections were below the mark. The film is expected to pick up during the weekend to earn well at the box office.
The film features Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Vishakha Singh and Arjun Mathur in important roles.