The evening and night shows of Dhobi Ghat are expected to be very good at urban centres [the advance booking has been very good] and a healthy weekend is on the cards.
What goes in its favour is its low cost. The cost of production is Rs. 5 cr [the figure has been confirmed by Aamir Khan to this writer] and an additional Rs. 2.5 cr to Rs. 3 cr has been spent on P & A, which takes the total cost to approx. Rs. 7.5 cr to Rs. 8 cr. While Aamir is in talks for the Satellite Rights of the film, he should be able to recover the entire figure [Rs. 8 cr] from Satellite itself, while the theatrical business in India, Overseas and also the revenue generated from Home Video should come as bonus.
Internationally, Dhobi Ghat, which opened on Thursday in U.A.E., has embarked on an excellent start, garnering better opening figures than Taare Zameen Par, according to UTV.