Zoya Akhtar's direction Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which created a lot of hype before the release opened with a flying start at almost all multiplexes across the country. Though Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara got mixed reviews from the film critics, it did not affect the occupancy at the plexes. Infact, the occupancy at plexes ranged from 70%, 80%, even 100% at several properties. However, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is expected to accumulate a hefty amount at the end of the weekend thanks to the gigantic contribution from plexes.
Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows Part 2 also had an electrifying start in its 3D version. The non-3D version, however reported lesser occupancy. The successful franchise is expected to garner healthy figures in its opening weekend.
The best part was that both the films Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows Part 2 did not eat into each others business. The Mumbai Blast has also quiet not affected lats Fridays releases.