Collections of Ra.One have dropped today (Friday, October 28) which is the third day. The drop wasn’t unexpected as many Hindu families stayed away from cinemas in the morning and noon shows due to Bhai Dooj festivities. Also, the mixed reports have begun to tell on the collections. However, collections picked up again after the noon shows.
Of course, there is still no reason for anyone to press the panic button in spite of the fall in collections today as collections on Saturday and Sunday are expected to be good. What’s more, the next weekend may also favour the film since there is not a single major or big release scheduled for next Friday.
Besides, the film is getting good reviews in its 3D version and that may run for the next five to six weeks. The kids and the youngsters especially are talking positively about the film which is about a video game. What is standing the film in good stead at the script level is the family values it talks about. Like a cinema manager of Bombay summed it up, “There are bound to be mixed reports of Ra.One but a lot of people are liking the angle of good triumphing over evil and the lesson imparted to Shah Rukh Khan’s kid in the film – that it is the hero who is to be emulated, never the villain.”