Akshay Kumar’s Special 26 has collected Rs 23-24 crores at the domestic box office in it’s first weekend. For a movie that opened to a lukewarm response on Friday, the film managed to put up good numbers on Saturday and Sunday.
Business was best at big city multiplexes, while single screens (were the film released on limited screens) were poor. From here on, the Neeraj Pandey directed heist drama will rely entirely on it’s multiplex business. The film needs to collect 70 crore+ for ‘Hit’ status, which means it has to triple it’s first weekend business to be a clean success. Weekdays will be crucial.
Special Chabbis would have probably managed to put up better numbers over the weekend, possibly a 28-30 crore weekend, if the clash with Prabhu Deva’s ABCD was avoided. Especially in Mumbai, Mysore and Nizam/Andhra circuits, where ABCD was running to near capacity at multiplexes on Sunday.
Special 26 Weekend Box Office Collections
- Friday – 5.7 crores
- Saturday – 7.5 crores
- Sunday – 9.75 crores
- Total Weekend Collections – 22.95 crores