Indications were there over the weekend itself and as the week progressed, the situation was quite crystal clear. Race 2 turned out to be the first choice of moviegoers in the second week as well and as a result, 23 crores more came in. With this, the film has now touched the 100 crores mark, hence turning out to be Saif Ali Khan’s entry into the century club. The film sustained really well over the weekdays and limited choice available for the audience further did the trick.
The film is now a biggie for Abbas-Mustan after the debacle of Players. John Abraham and Deepika Padukone have further consolidated their position at the box office, Jacqueline continues to be a part of hit films while Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel have benefited from being associated with a commercial success as well.
On the other hand Kamal Haasan too has now seen his biggest box office earner since Chachi 420. Though it was a much more universal film and continues to find good eyeballs on satellite re-runs, Vishwaroop is a bigger grosser (at least on an absolute scale) with approx 11 crores coming in. This is marginally better than Rajinikanth’s Robot that had earned 11 crores after its first week. The film stayed on to do decent business over the weekdays though it would now face challenge from a slew of biggies arriving one after another.
David, after taking a poor opening and not really being helped by the word of mouth, saw a decline over the weekdays with hardly any collections coming in. The film netted 3.5 crores after its first week and would end it’s lifetime run around the 4 crore mark. It is a major flop at the box office.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder