Mumbai: Bollywood movie 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
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.