Director Reema Kagti's third directorial venture
Talaash starring Aamir Khan,
Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee in
leads, has done a fantastic collection at the Box Office in India
in the first week. The most-hyped psychological suspense thriller
has raked in Rs 69.56 crore at the domestic collection centres in
seven days. But it has failed to break the opening week collection
of Aamir's previous blockbuster film 3 idiots.
Besides getting positive reviews from film critics,
Talaash, which was released in 2,500 screens on November
30, opened to a wonderful response on Friday. A good word of mouth
took its business upwards in the following days. The movie
collected Rs 47.1 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in the
first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 13.5 cr on Fri, Rs 15.5 cr on Sat
and Rs 18.1 cr on Sun.
The business of Talaash dropped by 55% on Monday and it
continued to fall on the following weekdays too. Usually every film
shows some amount of dip in its collection on weekdays, but this
movie had a big fall when compared to other biggies. The
Aamir-Kareena-Rani starrer added Rs 22.46 crores on weekdays to its
first week total Rs 69.56 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 6.74 cr on
Mon, Rs 5.72 cr on Tue, Rs 5.15 cr on Wed and Rs 4.85 cr on
Aamir Khan's last release 3 Idiots had raked in Rs 42
crores nett from 1,600 screens at the domestic Box Office in its
four-day-extended first weekend. Whereas Talaash shattered
this record in just three days, but it has failed to smash the
first week collection record of 3 Idiots, which had raked
in Rs 80 crores nett in its opening week.
However, Talaash is expected to cross Rs 100 crore mark
at the Indian Box Office in the second weekend. But the movie is
facing a big threat from Akshay Kumar and Asin starrer film
Khiladi 786, which has released in 2,786 screens in India
today. It should be seen whether it will cross the mark or not.