Akshay Kumar’s Special 26 has taken a slow start the box office on Friday. The film was always expected to open lower than commercial masala films like Rowdy Rathore and Khiladi 786. But news of a much smaller film, ABCD – Any Body Can Dance, opening to a much better response, has come as a shocker.
Although a film like Special 26 holds limited appeal for the single screen (mass) audience, the occupancy at multiplexes too was ‘below average’.
Coming from the makers of ‘A Wednesday’ and starring a top star like Akshay Kumar, the trade was expecting a better response at least at multiplexes.
Unless the film picks up for the evening/night shows, the first day collections of Special 26 is likely to be lower than Prabhu Deva’s ABCD.
The initial reviews from critics are positive and if the audience respond well to the film, it should be able to put up good numbers on Saturday and Sunday.
Stay tuned for all the updates on Special 26 box office collections and more!