David 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, the Ali 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.