It was Hollywood that ruled the Box Office on Friday as Captain America: Civil War collected more than double the numbers of the new releases. With 8.53 crore coming on the opening day, the film is now a clean Hit in the making. Also, it is set to score right through the week as well as the word of mouth is spreading in a big way.
Amongst the new Hindi releases, it was 1920 London which had a better start. The film collected 2.47 crore on its opening day, which is a fair number. Considering the fact that it is a film that is seeing a delayed release after 2 years and has seen just about decent promotion, the Tinu Suresh Desai directed affair has seen some sort of a start. That said, the film’s opening is much lower than that of 1920 Evil Returns which had brought in 4 crore on its opening day. It in fact went on to collect 12.3 crore over the weekend. The franchise factor has helped this Sharman Joshi–Meera Chopra starrer to some extent at least.
One Night Stand was the other release of the week and though it is a decent affair, the promotion was way too patchy to warrant a good opening. The film’s release date continued to get changed, hence further confusing the audience around its eventual arrival. The film went on to collect just round 1 crore* and its collections are marginally better than Sunny Leone‘s Kuch Kuch Locha Hai [0.75 lakhs].
Manoj Bajpayee and Jimmy Sheirgill starrer Traffic is in fact the best bet of the week. However, this film too saw a delayed release and mainly expected word of mouth to pull it through. However, it has arrived amidst a crowd and hence the collections are way below the mark. Manoj Bajpayee’s Aligarh had collected 50 lakhs on its opening day and as per early reports, the film has collected lesser than that.
From the earlier releases, Baaghi has held on well as expected. With 2.31 crore more coming in, the film currently stands at 62.03 crore. The film is expected to score a weekend of over 9 crore.
On the other hand, The Jungle Book collected less than 1 crore on a single day for the first time ever since its arrival a month back. With 75 lakhs coming in, the film now stands at 171.70 crore. It may just manage to hit the 175 crore mark by the end of the weekend though.
*Final collections awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distributor sources