Mohit Suri's eighth directorial venture Aashiqui 2 has done fantastic business at the Indian Box Office in the first week (7 days). The Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor starrer has topped the domestic collection chart, beating the much-hyped English film Iron Man 3 (IM3), which was leading the race in the first weekend. The overall total is excellent, considering it stars relative newcomers.
Aashiqui 2, which was carrying huge pre-release buzz, received a bumper opening at the domestic Box Office. Although its business was slightly affected in metros due to Iron Man 3, the movie showed good growth on Saturday and Sunday. It did fantastic collection in mass-dominated circuits. It concluded the first weekend with its total Rs 20.50 crores nett at the domestic Box Office.
The Aditya Roy and Shraddha Kapoor starrer went super-strong on weekdays due to Summer holidays. Although it dropped by 20% to 30% on weekdays, its collection is much better than many recent releases. On weekdays, the movie has collected approximately Rs 18.5 crores nett, taking its seven days domestic total to Rs 39 crores nett. It is set to cross Rs 50 crore mark in the second weekend.
But two much-hyped multi-starrer movies like Shootout At Wadala and Bombay Talkies have hit a large number of screens across the country, snatching a few theatres from Aashiqui 2. Both have received good start at the domestic Box Office. Trade experts feel that they would slow the collection of Aashiqui 2 and may not allow it to surpass Rs 50 crore mark in the second weekend.