Tiger Shroff’s ‘Baaghi 2’ holds its own against Varun’s new age love story ‘October’
Tiger Shroff has been hailed as the new action star of Bollywood, ever since his film ‘Baaghi 2’ hit the theaters. The collections of the Ahmed Khan directorial has not been affected by Varun Dhawan‘s recent release ‘October’. The film has managed to collect Rs. 150 crores and counting. The ‘Heropanti‘ star even tweeted his thanks to his fans for their love.
— Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) April 2, 2018
A Sajid Nadiadwala production ‘Baaghi 2’ has turned to be 2018’s biggest hit after ‘Padmaavat’. (Also Check: ‘October’ Box Office Collection Day 1: Varun Dhawan starrer has a slow start on Day 1
On the other hand Shoojit Sircar directorial ‘October’ that had a slow start at the box office is slowly picking up. The Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu starrer unusual love story managed to collect Rs. 4.5 on its first day. On the second day the collections have picked up at Rs. 7 crores and now the total collections stands at Rs.11.50 crores.
The positive word of mouth publicity is bringing good results.
'October' Box Office Collection Day 1: Varun Dhawan starrer has a slow start on Day 1
Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu starrer ‘October’ has hit the theaters to a mixed response. The Shoojit Sircar directorial that has got rave reviews from critics has managed to earn Rs. 4.50-4.75 on its first day.
Compared to Varun’s other films it has garnered a luke warm response from viewers. Judwaa 2 had managed to earn Rs. 15 crores on its first day and within 5 days it had entered the 100 crore club. (Also Read: Varun Dhawan opens up on his character Dan in ‘October’
Hopes are high that due to Baisakhi and Vishu holidays there will be an increase in the footfalls and positive word of mouth will take the Shoojit Sircar directorial to a new high.
Let us wait and watch if October manages to break the 100 crore barrier within the next few days.
Irrfan's 'Blackmail' has a poor first weekend, gets affected due to IPL and 'Baaghi 2'
Irrfan Khan‘s ‘Blackmail’ started off on a poor note at the box office and didn’t show a great jump over the weekend too. The movie did a business of Rs 3.35 crore nett on Saturday and Rs 4 crore nett on Sunday taking its three day business to Rs 9.85 crore nett.
The collections are in the same range as his earlier movies like ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ and ‘Madaari’, but they are less than that of ‘Hindi Medium’ which had collected around Rs 12 crore nett. The movie’s dark comedy theme didn’t work for the audience much.
Also, the IPL Matches over the weekend affected the business to some extent. And to add to it, Tiger Shroff‘s ‘Baaghi 2’ also affected the business of ‘Blackmail’. ‘Baaghi 2’ did a business of Rs 20.25 crore nett in its second weekend, which is double the first weekend business of Irrfan Khan-starrer. (Also Read: Blackmail movie review: A mad, zany tale!)
‘Blackmail’ has a low budget of around Rs 18-19 crore which includes PA. The digital will cover almost 50% of the film’s cost and it’s going to be a plus point for the producers, but we don’t know if the satellite will work for the makers as the theatrical medium hasn’t given the desired numbers yet.