Mumbai: Bollywood movie Fukrey starring budding actors in lead, has concluded the first week with a decent collection at the Indian Box Office. Debuted with a poor response, the movie, which has been made with a shoe-string budget, has gradually improved well in the domestic market. But the romantic comedy-drama has landed in the second spot, while Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani topped the collection chart.
Fukrey had a poor occupancy in the morning and matinee shows on Friday, but it picked up marginally in evening and night shows. The romantic comedy film had a good growth on Saturday and Sunday. It performed the best in North circuits. It collected Rs 9.82 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in its opening weekend. Its breakup is Rs 2.62 cr on Fri, Rs 3.10 cr on Sat and Rs 4.10 cr on Sun.
Usually, the business of films drops by 50% on first Monday and it continue to sink on the following days. Fukrey was not an exception to this trend and it did show 50% dip on Monday. But interestingly, the word of mouth did a magic with the film maintaining the momentum on weekdays. Instead of sinking, the movie was rock-steady and its business graph showed upward trends on the following days.
Fukrey has collected Rs 8.75 crores at the Indian Box Office on the weekdays, taking its first week total to Rs 18.57 crores nett. Rs 2.15 cr on Mon, Rs 2.25 cr on Tue, Rs 2.20 cr on Wed and Rs 2.15 cr on Thu. However, two much-hyped movies like Raanjhanaa and Shortcut Romeo have hit the screens today. It should be seen how Fukrey would perform in the second week.
Directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Fukrey stars Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, Richa Chadda, Vishakha Singh, Priya Anand and Pankaj Tripathi in the leads. The movie was appreciated for its interesting story, well-crafted screenplay, natural performances and melodious music.