It seems to be an unusually happy weekend at the box office preparing for good news from both northern and southern India starring Alia Bhatt Gangubai KathiawadiAjith Tamil movie Βαλιμαί and an action movie in Telugu Bheemla Nayak, which was released last Friday, noting impressive numbers. While the film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali marked two-day collections ₹22.50 crore and is considering its opening weekend ₹37 crore- ₹38 crore, were brought by the two southern films ₹30 crore and ₹37 crore, respectively, only in their first days.
Box Office India shopping website said Gangubai performed better than the latest Bollywood release with a big ticket ’83 in many mass markets and while cities like Mumbai have always expected to bring good numbers, central and eastern India and Andhra Pradesh have also done well, especially despite the release of a major Telugu film for the latter. Despite the 50% capacity limit in several states, at ₹10 crore, opened higher than Bhatt’s other solo success Raazi that he had done ₹7.33 crore when released in 2018 and is also the third highest launch day after coronavirus for Hindi movie, after Akshay Kumar’s movie Sooryavanshi ( ₹26.29 crore) and ₹( ₹12.64 crore). The latter two, however, had the advantage of being released on holiday weekends such as Diwali and Christmas.
“To all the deniers who rejected and wrote Bollywood – even said Bollywood lost its luster and glory – its a great start Gangubai Kathiawadi brings Bollywood back to the forefront. “Now wait for the upcoming movies,” wrote marketing analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter.
Telugu movie Bheemla Nayak is the highest opening in the Andhra Pradesh region after the pandemic and could surpass the numbers of Allu Arjun Pushpa in Telugu-speaking markets, said Box Office India. Comes to the back of protagonist Kalyan’s latest film Vakeel Saab who had succeeded and a ₹Opening day number 35 crore last year just before the second wave.
Of course, this weekend’s releases are expected to continue to contribute to the upward trajectory of cinema with the rate steadily increasing in the coming weeks, according to trade experts in addition to the announcement, the start of a very busy and productive season for 2022. Amitabh Bachchan-protagonist Jhund released next week, followed by Prabhas Radhe Shyam and SS Rajamouli RRR.
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