Gunday has turned out to be yet another good success for Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. After Ramleela, Ranveer has shown that he has managed to develop a good following in quick time. On the other hand Priyanka Chopra has scored another box office runner after Krrish 3. As for Arjun Kapoor, he can now leave behind the disappointment of Aurangzeb as Gunday would have a much bigger haul than his debut film (and a hit) Ishaqzaade. For filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, the lifetime total of his debut flick Mere Brother Ki Dulhan has been surpassed in one week flat by Gunday.
With over 61.80 crores coming in as per early estimates, the film is already treading towards the hit zone. Earning in the range of 4 crore plus, the film elevated its income from 57.80 crores to 61.80 crores. The actual numbers are still being compiled and will be updated soon.
However it must be mentioned that after a terrific opening weekend, the film had all going in its favor to surpass the 100 crore mark. As it turned out though, the weekdays were good but not excellent as collections did slide down. The good part though is that the fall wasn’t steep enough, which means the film was way past the safety mark.
As was mentioned in the column last week as well, 80-85 crore is a given total for Gunday. However for it to cross the 100 crore mark (which is quite a stretch), it would all boil down to the second weekend which has to be in the vicinity of 20 crore.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder