Rajneeti has been rock steady through the weekdays. The figures are mind-boggling, which just goes to show that the three other biggies this year – Kites, MNIK and Housefull – underperformed at the box office.
With weekend collections touching close to
34 crores, the film directed by Prakash Jha has netted around 17.5 crores on Monday (6.5 crores approx), Tuesday (6 crores approx) and Wednesday (5 crores) taking its 6 day total to more than 50 crores! For a film like Rajneeti, an average of Rs 8 crores per day in Week 1 is simply mind blowing.
Now, with the per day All-India capacity touching close to 18 crores (nett), anything less than 50 crores (nett) for any big release in Week 1 would be considered disappointing.
Can Rajneeti touch or even cross the 100 crore mark? Quite possible, although there is a biggie Raavan (Abhishek – Aishwarya) lined up for release next weekend (18th June). Week 1 collections are expected to be around 55 crores and Week 2 even with a 50% drop could be in the range of 25 – 28 crores.
Verdict: Superhit – Blockbuster