Finally something to cheer after a dull 3 – 4 months for Bollywood! Sajid Khan’s Housefull starring Akshay Kumar as the main crowd-puller has opened to a fantastic response all over.
The collections were close to 70 – 80% at most multiplexes for the morning shows. Tickets for the afternoon, evening and night shows were hard to get; many left disappointed but not before purchasing tickets for the weekend. The advance booking for Saturday and Sunday, both holidays, is excellent. The numbers are expected to be big, but what remains to be seen is, if Housefull can beat the weekend collections of My Name Is Khan or Ghajini.
Business, like every other Akki film, is best up North. The single screens too, finally, pulled down the “Housefull” boards after a long time. Long queues were witnessed all over.
But the biggest challenge for the Sajid Khan film would be its first Monday. Every Akshay Kumar starrer last year has witnessed drastic drop in collections from its first weekday. Will Housefull suffer the same fate and end its run as an average box office grosser or survive beyond the weekend and gross big?