Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara has opened to packed houses all over the country, but unfortunately for the film and its makers, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.
Looking at the response that the film has got all over the country (morning shows were running at 90-100% occupancy in most cities), OUATIMD would have done business in excess of Rs 15 crore on its first day, if not for the limited screening. For a film that was initially slated for worldwide release during the Eid weekend and later postponed to 15th, OUATIMD couldn’t even take advantage of the Independence Day holiday.
Released on approximately 1300 screens today, OUATIMD is likely to collect around 7-7.5 crore on its opening day, which is slightly higher than what Chennai Express collected from its paid previews.
The film will have a wider release tomorrow, but will continue to face tough competition from Chennai Express which will benefit from both higher number of shows at multiplexes and more single screens.