Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy has had a terrific start at the box office, and continued to keep the momentum up on Friday (day 2) as well. Though it witnessed a major drop on second day, it still managed to earn in double digits.
The movie had made a box office collection of Rs 19.40 crore on its opening day at the domestic market. Despite being a working day, Gully Boy turned out to be Ranveer Singh's second biggest opener after Simmba.
Despite suffering a major drop on Friday, the musical drama managed to earn good moolah on Friday. Although the occupancy in major cities was less during morning shows as compared to opening day, footfalls increased a bit during the evening shows.
Having been released on 3,350 screens across India, Gully Boy collected Rs 13.10 crore (approximately) at the Indian box office on Friday.
"#GullyBoy dips in metros [marginal] and mass circuits/Tier-2 cities [maximum] on Day 2... Day 3 [Sat] and Day 4 [Sun] should witness substantial growth at metros [target audience]... Strong *extended* weekend on cards... Thu 19.40 cr, Fri 13.10 cr. Total: ₹ 32.50 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted
This is an excellent start for Ranveer and Alia Bhatt starrer as the numbers are likely to witness sharp rise over the weekend. Strong word of mouth and positive reviews have been working wonderfully for the film.
With no other major release alongside Gully Boy, the film is completely dominating the box office, and is likely to go a long way. This is the first time that Ranveer and Alia collaborated for a film, and it looks like their chemistry is being much liked by the audience.
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy is based on two real-life slum rappers – Naezy and Divine. The film is being highly appreciated for the performances, music, and dialogues.