Bollywood movie Cocktail has received a superb response at the Box Office in India in the first weekend. Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer movie has raked in Rs 36 crores nett at the collection centres in three days. The romantic comedy has set a new record at the Box Office by breaking the first weekend records of Kareen Kapoor's Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Shahid Kapoor's Teri Meri Kahaani, which were released earlier this year.
Cocktail was released in maximum number of multiplexes, while it hit limited number of single screens. The movie registered an earth shattering opening with its occupancy ranging between 90% and 100% at multiplexes. It also received good response at single screens. It collected Rs 11 crores plus nett at the domestic Box Office on Friday. Major portion of its collection has come from multiplexes as it had limited release in single screens.
Homi Adajania directed movie received positive reviews from the film critics. The audience also gave it a thumbs up. So trade analyst felt that these aspects would give the movie a big jump at the Box Office on Saturday. But the business of Cocktail was improved by just 10%. The film grossed Rs 12 crores plus on the second day.
Cocktail did not have big growth on Sunday. According to trade experts, its business has grown by 15% to 20% on the third day. As per the early trends, the movie has added Rs 13 crores nett to its first weekend total Rs 39 crores nett. With this, the film has failed to beat the opening weekend record of last week's release Bol Bachchan, which had raked in Rs 43.10 crore in three days.