As expected, Guzzarish started on a slow note in most
parts of the country. Like this writer pointed out a few days ago,
the opening numbers were expected to be dull since the promos
hadn't created a buzz prior to its release and even the songs
hadn't caught on with listeners.
Generally, mass appealing films starring A-list stars
[Raajneeti, Dabangg, Golmaal 3] embark on a terrific note,
while films aimed at the big city multiplexes [Guzzarish]
usually start slow, but pick up if the reports are strong. The
glowing reviews and the terrific word of mouth seem to have helped
Guzzarish and the evening shows behaved much better than
noon shows. The film should have show an upward trend on Saturday
and Sunday, given its merits. Business at 'A' class centres is
expected to be the best.
Harry Potter embarked on a much better start than
Guzzarish at the domestic box-office. The film has been
liked by the kids, although the general feedback/reviews are mixed.
However, the film is likely to score in its opening weekend due to
its powerful brand.