Kangana Ranaut's much-awaited film Simran clashed with Farhan Akhtar's prison musical drama Lucknow Central last Friday. While the buzz around Simran was much bigger than Lucknow Central, there does not seem to be much disparity when it comes to the first day box-office collections of both films.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh's estimate, Hansal Mehta's slice-of-life film raked in Rs 2.44 crore, while Ranjit Tiwari's film with a social message stands at Rs 2.04 crore.
Here's what he had to say:
#LucknowCentral Fri ₹ 2.04 cr. India biz... Growth on Sat and Sun is crucial.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 16, 2017
From the numbers, it's evident that the dry spell at the Bollywood box-office continues, with a few films like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Baadshaho earning a large profit.
In a recent interview to Firstpost, Akhtar revealed he does not believe in excessively worrying about the commercial failure of a film. “I do get anxious to know what will happen when a film releases. It would be terrible to have absolutely no emotions. But then again, there is only so much you can do. At times, it also depends on the mood of the audience," he says.
Baadshaho, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Stephen King's It are running successfully in the theaters, which could have been one of the possible reasons for the dull start that both films have witnessed. Things, however, could start looking up on Saturday and Sunday.
Published Date: Sep 16, 2017 01:51 pm | Updated Date: Sep 16, 2017 01:59 pm