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Gangs of Wasseypur scores Rs 3 crs + at Box Office on day 1

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's latest release Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW) opened to a very low response at the Box Office in India, but the movie picked up dramatically in the evening and night shows on Friday. As per the early trends, trade analysts calculations show that the film will rake in more than Rs 3 crores nett at the collection centres on the first day.

Gangs of Wasseypur registered a very poor occupancy, which was ranging between 10% and 15% in the morning and afternoon shows. The movie showed a remarkable growth in its business in the later shows. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "After a slow start, #GOW picked up dramatically in evening and nite shows. The jump in biz at several screens was phenomenal." He added, "#GOW *early trends* Fri figure should be 3 cr + nett."

Gangs of Wasseypur, which is produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap, is one of the most awaited movies. Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Piyush Mishra, Shabana Azmi and Reema Sen are in the lead roles. The movie, which was earlier premiered at Cannes international film festival, has received rave reviews from the film critics.

However, many critics were a bit late in publishing their review for Gangs of Wasseypur, which might have been one reason for the low response in the first two shows on Friday. Soon after a few movies hit the net, the business of the film seemed to be improving in many theatres in the later shows. Now, the word of mouth is expected to play magic at the ticket windows on Saturday and Sunday.

Now, it should be seen whether Gangs of Wasseypur will be able to beat this week's another new release Teri Meri Kahaani, which has registered 30% to 35% occupancy in both multiplexes and single screens across India on Friday.

Topics: box office reports, gangs of wasseypur, anurag kashyap, Manoj Bajpai
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