Abbas-Mustan’s action-thriller Players opened to poor houses across India. The film, which released on January 6, 2012, saw an average occupancy of 25 per cent at most cinemas in the opening shows. At a few other places, the opening was as low as 10-15 per cent.
Players Box-Office Opening: East Punjab
In Chandigarh, the first show of Players in PVR Centra witnessed a collection of Rs. 10,822. At Fun cinema, Chandigarh, the first two shows collected Rs. 1,369 and Rs. 5,790 respectively.
At Big Jalandhar, the first two shows of Players collected Rs. 6610 and Rs. 5810.
In Ambala, the collection at Minerva cinema (first show) was Rs. 2,369 and that at Fun cinema (first show) was Rs. 1,353.
Players Box-Office Opening: Ahmedabad
In Ahmedabad, the 9 a.m. show of Players saw 56 persons in attendance. At City Gold Ashram Road, the 9 a.m. show saw 132 persons, while the 8.30 a.m. show at Wide Angle saw 173 persons in attendance. The 9.15 a.m. show of Players at Wide Angle saw 220 persons, while at City Gold Motera the 9.30 a.m. show saw only 89 persons. At Big cinema, Ahmedabad, the 9.15 a.m. show of Players saw 45 persons. At Shiv Cinemax, the 9 a.m. show saw 175 persons.
Players Box-Office Opening: Indore
In Indore, the first show of Players at Velocity cinema saw 140 persons in attendance as opposed to a housefull capacity of 568 persons. At Inox Central Mall, Indore, 70 people attended the first show of Players out of a maximum capacity of 325 persons.
Players Box-Office Opening: Jaipur
In Jaipur, the first show’s collection at EP cinema was Rs. 21,000; at Inox Crystal Palm it was Rs. 17,000; at Inox Pink Square it was Rs. 9,000; and at Inox Space it was Rs. 5,000. The collection of the first show of Players at Era First Cinema in Jaipur was Rs. 4,000.
Players Box-Office Opening: Kanpur
In Kanpur, the first shows of Players collected Rs. 9,729 at Manjushree; Rs. 5,555 at Shyam; and Rs. 8,930 at Gurdev cinema.