Lootera has collected Rs 4.5 crore on its opening day at the box office, which is exactly what Ranveer Singh’s last release Ladies vs Ricky Bahl managed on its first day.
On Saturday morning, the occupancy at a few multiplexes was around 10-15% higher than Friday which is a good sign.
Critics have praised the film, but what might work against Lootera is the fact that the film has limited appeal. Also, the second half has been criticised for its slow pace.
The first day business was slightly lower than Raanjhanaa (5.1 cr) – a film that started slow, showed good growth in business over the weekend and then managed to put up excellent numbers in Week 1 and 2. It remains to be seen if Lootera can pick up and trend as well as Raanjhanaa did.