A movie produced by one of India’s top most production house, Dharma Productions and starring three very popular actors (Priyanka – John – Abhishek) from the Bollywood Industry, add to it the hype around the gay theme and hot bikinis, one would have expected Dostana to go off to a blazing start at the Indian Box office.
Sadly though, the opening wasn’t great. Friday morning and afternoon shows were at about 65%. The collections did pick up during the later part of the day. At most multiplexes the evening shows were House full. The single screen remained poor.
Collections are best at the Mumbai and Mysore territory. The word-of-mouth is mixed some have loved it for the entertainment, while some have rejected it as utterly disappointing.
The verdict should be clear in about 2 -3 days. We will keep you updated. More shortly.
Update : On Saturday, Dostana has performed slightly better than it did on Friday, which was very much expected. Sunday will probably be good but once again, Monday is very crucial for the movie’s box office fate. Lets wait and watch.
2nd Update: The figures for the first weekend for Dostana both in India and Overseas is out. (First 3 days i.e Friday, Saturday, Sunday figures)
India – 16 crores nett gross
United Kingdom – Almost 3 crores
North America – 3 crores+
Overall the business for the weekend around the world is about 27 crores.