Lootera has done wonderful collection at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend, beating another new release Policegiri, which struggled to grew up at the ticket counters across the country. The Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha starrer has topped the weekend business, while the Sanjay Dutt and Prachi Desai starrer graced the second place.
Lootera opened to an average response with its occupancy ranging between 30% and 35% in multiplexes across all metro cities on Friday, but it had poor amount of footfalls in single screens. The movie showed an escalation in its business over the weekend. It witnessed growth of 25% to 30% on Saturday and increased again by 30% on Sunday. It has collected approximately Rs 18.5 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in the first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 5.15 cr on Fri, Rs 6 cr on Sat and Rs 7.35 cr on Sun.
Whereas Policegiri, which was rejected by the movie buffs due to predictable plot, debuted with an average occupancy 30% in single screens and 10% in multiplexes across the country. Due to its masala quotient, the movie witnessed a little growth in the single screens of mass-dominated circuits on Saturday and Sunday. It has collected Rs 10 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 2.50 cr on Fri, Rs 3.15 cr on Sat and Rs 4.35 cr on Sun.
But trade experts feel that the performance of Policegiri, which has been made with a whopping budget, has been much below the expected mark. If it has to recover its production cost, the Sanjay Dutt and Prachi Desai must hold well at the ticket counters on the weekdays. Let us see whether it will succeed in rocking at the Box Office or not.