Dhawan's latest directorial venture Chashme
Baddoor has struck gold at the Indian Box Office. Despite
having tough battle with Jr NTR's Baadshah in South India,
Zafar, Siddharth, Taapsee and Divyendu starrer has
topped the domestic collection chart with its wonderful business in
the first weekend. This adult comedy has beaten the records of Ali
and Sid's previous Hindi movies.
Chashme Baddoor, which had created lot of curiosity
among the film goers prior its release, opened to a decent response
with its occupancy ranging between 35% and 45% on Friday. With
positive reviews and good word of mouth going viral on the
micro-blogging sites, the movie saw good improvement in its
business in every circuit on Saturday and Sunday.
While it did superb collection in North India, its business
seemed to be affected by Telugu movie Baadshah in the
South. Chashme Baddoor has collected Rs 19.20 crores nett
at the domestic Box Office in the first weekend. Trade analysts
feel that it is rocking business for a movie, which does not
feature any superstar in lead. Its breakup is Rs 5.18 cr on Fri, Rs
6.27 cr on Sat and Rs 7.75 cr on Sun.
Bollywood trade experts say that it is summer vacation for
schools and collages and Chashme Baddoor is likely to do
well on weekdays too. Its collection may come closer to Rs 40 crore
mark at the domestic Box Office in the first week. It should be
seen how it will perform at ticket counters on weekdays.