With the kind of all around terrific reviews that Baby garnered for itself, it was pretty much expected that the film would gather huge numbers at the box office. In fact there was good growth over the extended weekend as well. The weekdays saw the regular fall of 50% though, as a result of which the collections of the Akshay Kumar starrer stood over 63 crores nett at the Domestic Box Office. While the film would certainly cross the lifetime total of Akshay’s last release Entertainment as well as other film with Neeraj Pandey, Special 26, it has to be seen how far does it go from this point on.
Dolly Ki Doli had a similar graph as well, as a result of which the first week collections stood at a little over 19 crores. The Arbaaz Khan production too showed good growth over the extended weekend. Moreover, the first week collections are exactly similar to that of Sonam Kapoor’s last release Khoobsurat.
Both films could have covered a much greater distance had it been an open week ahead. However, there are as many as three films arriving together – Khamoshiyan, Hawaizaada and Rahasya, which would eat up a good chunk of screens and show timings. It would be interesting to see what’s the kind of choice audiences make this week with as many as five films in the offering.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder