Mumbai: Director Abhishek Kapoor's third directorial
venture Kai Po Che has struck the gold at the
Indian Box Office in the first weekend. The Sushant Singh Rajput and Raj Kumar
Yadav starrer has topped the collection chart, beating another
new release of this week, Zila Ghaziabad. Trade experts
say that it is an excellent opening for a film that does not boast
of star names.
Having fantastic pre-release promotion, Kai Po Che,
which released in 1,000 screens in India on February 22, registered
very good occupancy at the multiplexes in major cities like
Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Delhi-NCR,
Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Indore, Bhopal, Jaipur
and Bangalore, when compared to the single screens, where
it had an average amount of footfalls. Youth are the one, who
seemed to be the most impressed by the film.
As expected, Kai Po Che showed a big jump on Saturday.
Its business was almost doubled in Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai,
Pune, Delhi and it had a huge growth in other places. The movie
showed a massive growth on Sunday too. It has collected
approximately Rs 18.10 crores nett in the first weekend. Its
breakup is Rs 4.50 cr on Fri, Rs 6.25 cr on Sat and Rs 7.35 cr on
However, many had thought that Kai Po Che would stoop
down before Zila Ghaziabad, which stars leading actors
like Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi and Vivek Oberoi, but the latter got
eclipsed by the Kai Po Che wave across major
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