This week it was Ayushmann Khurrana v/s Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra with Badhaai Ho & Namaste England releasing together. Here’s the box-office update of the first day collections of the films.
As per the trade, Badhaai Ho had a good first day collection of approximately 7.25-7.50 crore nett. The Dussehra holiday factor seems to have worked to it’s advantage. The film has managed to collect more than other sleeeper HITS of the year like Raazi and Stree on the first day.
On the other hand, Namaste England disappointed with the opening day collections in the 1.50-1.75 crore net range which is quite a shocker considering the star cast,music and the overall package. The film seems to have run into some release issues. The distributors of the film tried to releaes the film in MP single screens. This did not go down with the multiplex chains who threatened not to play the film in their properties if it released in MP single screens. There is a strike on at the moment in MP.
Whatever may be the case, it appears from the first day collections, that Badhaai Ho is the clear winner amongst the two films.