The pre-release curiosity was good and the film was all over the internet – it was trending on twitter, almost everyone seemed to have LOVED the film, the reviews were exceptionally good – but all this matters for very little or nothing – atleast that’s what the box office opening of Amitabh Bachchan’s Buddha Hoga Tera Baap has just proved.
The film has opened to dismal numbers, the opening was low (occupancy was less then 20% for the morning and afternoon show) and the film never really picked up. People from the trade were expecting this weekend to be the second best weekend of the year (after Ready) and unfortunately both Delhi Belly and Buddha Hoga Tera Baap combined are unlikely to beat the opening of Double Dhamaal!
We predicted (at worst) a 9 crore weekend for Buddha Hoga Tera Baap and sadly that figure might not be achieved during its entire first week at the box office as the film collected just Rs 1.1 crore on Friday! These numbers are sure to be heart-breaking for the Bachchan’s.
They will be hopeful though as the last film produced by AB Corp, Paa also opened similarly with Day 1 collections of around 2 crores. But the film picked up on Saturday and Sunday to end the weekend at approx 10.5 crores.
The word of mouth is good and we do hope that Buddha Hoga Tera Baap picks up like Paa did over the weekend. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter and we will keep you updated.