Drona, Abhishek Bachchan and Goldie Behl’s ambitious Fantasy film has opened to a disappointing response. While the overseas numbers have come as a shocker, in India the opening has been below expectations.
For a movie with an actual budget of 60 crores, the over amibitious film has suffered due to several reasons.
- Abhishek Bachchan’s last few films (with the exception of Sarkar Raj, which did quite well) have been box-office duds. Quite clearly Abhishek lacks box-office pull, a key for such High budget movies.
- The trailers failed to create hype and curiosity around the film. Infact most of our readers decided against watching, soon as the first teaser was aired.
- Kidnap being preponed went against Drona too. Solo release would have ensured a better opening.
Drona, released on 55 screens, managed to gross just £32,369 (Rs 27,00,000) from 51 reported sites. In comparison, Kidnap on 50 screens managed £64,161 (Rs 53,50,000) from 46 reported sites on Wednesday.
In India too the story is similar, the opening for Drona is around 45%! Almost half of Kidnap which has managed 85 to 90% collections on Day 1.
Overall, the Drona ship looks likely to sink sooner rather than later.
Early Prediction – FLOP!
More updates tomorrow.