Raabta and Behen Hogi Teri are off to a dismal start at the domestic box office on their opening day. But Sushant Singh Rajput's film has got better response than Rajkummar Rao's movie.
Raabta and Behen Hogi Teri are among the much-hyped and highly promoted Bollywood movies of 2017. But the Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer received more spotlight because of better promotion, more screen count and star power. However, the advance booking for both the films, Raabta and Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan starrer Behen Hogi Teri, was poor and the trade analysts were sceptic about their opening.
Raabta has released in over 1,800 screens across the domestic market this Friday and opened to poor response in the morning shows with its average occupancy ranging between 15 and 20 percent. On the other hand, Behen Hogi Teri was released in over 1,100 screens across the country and it registered an average of 5 to 10 percent occupancy in the theatres across the domestic market in the morning shows.
Both the films have observed some increase in the footfalls for the afternoon shows, but it is not upto the expected mark. Girish Johar, an observer of Bollywood, tweeted: "Poor start..in early shows at the BO.. #Raabta #BehenHogiTeri... hope they pick up... #TheMummy is below par too !!! Evening onwards is key."
As per early trends, Raabta is expected to collect over Rs 8 crore at the domestic box office on the first day. The movie is expected to become the second biggest opener for Sushanth Singh Rajput after his last outing MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Here are the opening day collections of his films.
|1||MS Dhoni: The Untold Story||30 September 2016||Rs 21.30 crore|
|2||Shuddh Desi Romance||6 September 2013||Rs 6.45 crore|
|3||Kai Po Che||22 February 2013||Rs 4.5 crore|
|4||Detective Byomkesh Bakshy||3 April 2015||Rs 4.20 crore|
Meanwhile, Behen Hogi Teri is expected to collect over Rs 2 crore net at the Indian box office on the first day of its release. None of Rajkummar Rao's solo movies collected more than Rs 1 crore net in the domestic market on the opening day. This film is set to be the biggest opener for this young B-town actor.