Salman Khan after a lean patch, which included several disasters Post-Partner (2006), has finally hit the bullseye at the Indian box-office.
Wanted has broken the 1st Monday record set by Ghajini in December last year, which is an achievement in itself although Monday was a nation-wide holiday. With weekend business of around 18 crores and EID business of 7 crores, Wanted takes its 4 day total to a spectacular 25 crores. With business expected to remain steady over the working weekdays, the Salman Khan starrer could end up with a net gross of 38 crores for Week 1. We predicted 45 crores for the week, but due to the movie not performing upto expectation in multiplexes especially on Day 1 and 2, the collections would be slightly short of extra-ordinary / record breaking.
The word of mouth is fantastic and the movie is dominating the single screens in smaller cities and towns.
Salman Khan has finally scored at the box office and returns with a bang into the Top 5. Ayesha Takia Azmi’s couldn’t have hoped for a better start post-marriage. And finally Prabhu Deva is a director to look forward tom he’ll be in demand much like Ghajini director AR Murugadoss.
Update : The latest updates trickling in indicate out-of-the-world business on Tuesday, close to 6 crores nett gross. Business on Wednesday has been very steady. 40 crores in Week 1 is possible!!
Dil Bole Hadippa update : For those wondering about Dil Bole Hadippa’s fate, here’s bad news. The movie has crashed on Tuesday almost everywhere, Wednesday witnessed a further drop in collections. HIT is highly unlikely, a flop could be signs of a remarkable career coming to an end. Time for Rani to get married, you think?
Anyway, Wanted is a HIT and Salman is BACK! Salman fans and others, drop in your comments below!!