Wow weekend!

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Oct 2017 10:21:16


 

The Indian box office witnessed a “tremendous” response during the special Diwali weekend with the release of Bollywood films Golmaal Again and Secret Superstar, and Tamil film Mersal. All the three movies started on a positive note, say trade gurus.


Made on a budget of Rs 15 crore including the cost of production and prints and publicity, Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim-starrer Secret Superstar, which released on Diwali on October 19, has minted Rs 31.31 crore in four days, said its makers.


For Advait Chandan, who made his directorial debut with Secret Superstar, it’s a “dream response”.
Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again -- the fourth film in the Golmaal franchise starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra and Arshad Warsi among others -- collected Rs 156 crore at the worldwide box office in the first four days of its release, the makers said.


“Wow! What an incredible weekend it has been… The combined business of Golmaal Again and Secret Superstar is approximately Rs 181 crore,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
According to Adarsh, Secret Superstar released in 1,750 screens across India and in 1,090 screens overseas while Golmaal Again released in over 3500 screens in India and 732 screens abroad.


“Both the films have received good response. Golmaal Again has done well all over whereas Secret Superstar did good business in multiplexes mainly. But Aamir’s film will certainly rise with time considering its word of mouth,” Delhi-based distributor Joginder Mahajan told IANS.


Film and trade business expert Girish Johar told IANS: “As per early trends, ‘Golmaal Again’ might cross Rs 100 crore mark on Monday, which is very good.”He pointed out thatcoming days could contribute well to Secret Superstar, which features Dangal girl Zaira Wasim in the lead role, with a cameo by Aamir.