Saif Ali Khan has all the reasons to break into a wide grin. His Cocktail has managed to nett 55 crores in it’s first week, hence turning out to be his biggest week ever, either in a solo or multi starrer. After a 36 crores weekend, the film held on well in the weekdays as well and though there was a slight decline in collections from Tuesday onwards, it wasn’t scary enough to lead to any alarms. In fact the collections were pretty much as per industry norm of 50%-60% fall in collections over the weekdays, hence resulting in the kind of total that now marks Cocktail as a definite hit at the least.
It’s eventual fate depends upon the second weekend though. The Dark Knight Rises is the major release of the weekend and since that too is expected to create havoc at the box office on it’s first couple of days at the least, Cocktail should ideally come back on track from Sunday onwards. Hollywood euphoria is expected to settle down by then and family audience should be favouring the Daaru Desi of Saif-Deepika-Diana all over again.
All of this means that while 75 crores is most definitely achievable from here, it would be interesting to see if the film crosses the 80 crores mark. There is competition in store week after week (Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum and Jism 2) which means Cocktail would have to hold on ground quite firmly. However, given the fact that Saif didn’t quite have a happy outing with Agent Vinod just a few weeks back, one can be rest assured that he would happy with anything between 75-80 crores for Cocktail.