The official numbers from Eros are out and Akshay Kumar’s Housefull has managed to nett a staggering 52 crores in Week 1. The film has grossed 75 crores in India and 20 crores overseas taking its Week 1 worldwide total to 95 crores.
A 52 crore nett for a 75 crore gross in India seems to be slightly on the higher side, as the entertainment taxes (all India average) is somewhere around 35%. Still, these are very healthy numbers and the film should easily recover its investment and end its run as a clean-hit.
Again, these are official numbers by Eros. Komal Nahta (editor and publisher of Film Information) and Box office India are yet to publish their numbers, expect them to be somewhere in the range of 46 – 48 crores nett.