John Abraham’s Force has opened to a good response all over India, proving once again that remakes of South Indian masala films are here to stay! If 2005 – 2009 was the era of comedies, the rise to superstardom of stars like Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan and now John Abraham is mainly due to the unexpected craze for action movies.
Few John Abraham solo-films have done well, but with Force opening to 60 – 65% collections all over India, it could well be his first much-needed commercial hit.
The film should hold up well for the weekend as the word-of-mouth is positive all over. Many who have seen it – even at multiplexes in bigger cities – have liked it. Collections are expected to pick up on Saturday and Sunday all-India collections could well be in the 7 crores range.
Competition from 4 other releases has affected Force to a certain extent (no of screens at plexes), but the John-Genelia starrer is leading by a distance at every center.
Collections in excess of 50 crores (nett) is very much possible!