Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola has opened to a poor response at the box office on Friday. The All India opening was around 30% – slightly better at multiplexes, but poor at single screens. The matinee (noon) shows had slightly better occupancy.
While the Imran Khan – Anushka Sharma starrer benefitted from Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam being postponed to a later date, the release of Punajbi film ‘Saadi Love Story’ affected collections in Punjab.
The India – England cricket match and the cold wave in North India, are likely to have an impact on the evening / night shows.
The word-of-mouth is mixed, and Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola will rely almost entirely on big-city multiplexes to recover it’s costs. Saturday and Sunday will be decide the film’s fate.
At single screens, Dabangg 2 remains the first choice in Week 4. Table No 21 is doing reasonably well too.