Bollywood's first zombie-comedy, "Go Goa Gone" starring Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari in lead roles opened to an average response at the domestic box office.
The 'zom-com' directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. collected ₹ 3.75 crore on the opening day.
"#GoGoaGone Friday 3.75 cr," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Go Goa Gone" witnessed average occupancy in metropolis including Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore. The single screens in remote areas opened to dull response.
Stating that the occupancy was lower outside metros, Taran wrote in Bollywood Hungama, "GO GOA GONE has had an ordinary start at multiplexes. The occupancy was 30% to 40% at several screens, but the occupancy was lower outside metros. However, the word of mouth is encouraging and the business should grow during the evening/night shows, especially at urban centres."
Despite garnering good reviews from critics, the movie could not pull the crowd to the theatres on Friday. However, the movie which tells the story of three friends who desperately try to escape from an island full of zombies, is expected to pick up in the weekend.
Although the makers of the movie revealed that the "Go Goa Gone" was made on a very low budget unlike other Saif Ali Khan movies, the exact cost of production is not known.
"I would say the budget of the film is very low. I am not allowed to reveal the budget of the film, but I can assure you that this film is made in much lesser budget than any Saif kind of films," one of directors- Krishna - told IANS.
"We have worked in a very controlled budget. Besides, each and every actor charged less than their market price," he added.
"Go Goa Gone", also starring Pooja Gupta, is jointly produced Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla.