John Abraham-Kangna starrer "Shootout At Wadala" has been performing extremely well at the domestic box office.
The film, which was released on 3 May, has crossed the ₹50 crore mark. It fetched a total of ₹6.92 in the second weekend. Its breakup is ₹2.02 crore on Friday, ₹2.33 crore on Saturday and ₹2.57 crore on Sunday.
The film was rock-steady during the weekdays, but the collections dipped on weekends. However, it managed to cross the ₹45 crore mark in the first week. Combining the first week as well as the second weekend collections, the John Abraham-starrer has grossed ₹52.74 crore.
"#ShootoutAtWadala crosses 50 cr mark! 1st Week: 45.82 cr. 2nd Weekend looks like between 6 and 6.5 cr. Total: approx 51.82 to 52.32 cr," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh earlier tweeted.
"#ShootoutAtWadala [2nd Weekend] actuals - Fri 2.02 cr, Sat 2.33 cr, Sun 2.57 cr. Weekend total: 6.92 cr. Grand total: 52.74 cr," he said.
The action-crime drama is already in the profit zone. It has recovered some amount of its investment through India distribution rights, overseas sales, satellite rights and music. The satellite rights of "Shootout At Wadala" have been sold for ₹22 crore as a package deal along with "Ek Thi Daayan" and "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again". All these films have been produced by Balaji Telefilms.
"Shootout At Wadala" was released alongside "Bombay Talkies", an Indian anthology film that has four short stories directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibaker Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. "Shootout At Wadala" topped the collection chart in India beating "Bombay Talkies" in the first week. The film has done well even at the overseas box office, despite having adult/violent content that generally does not go down well in foreign markets.
A sequel to the 2007 hit "Shootout at Lokhandwala", this new film is directed by Sanjay Gupta. "Shootout at Wadala" was a litmus test to John Abraham as well as Sanjay Gupta. The film's success has taken both the actor and the director to the next level.
"Shootout At Wadala" also boasts of a brilliant star cast - Tushar Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Vajpayee, Ronit Roy and Sonu Sood - who were in supporting roles.