Mumbai: Director Sanjay Gupta's latest movie Shootout At Wadala (SAW) has topped the collection chart in India, beating another new release Bombay Talkies. The John Abraham, Anil and Tusshar Kapoor starrer has done superb business at the domestic Box Office in the first week, but it has failed to cross Rs 50 crore mark in 7 days as predicted by the Bollywood trade analysts.
Shootout At Wadala is an action crime thriller and one of the most-hyped Hindi movies of 2013. Trade analyst had predicted that it might not do well in areas other than Mumbai and Maharashtra. For their surprise, the film opened to wonderful response at single screens in North Indian areas like Jaipur, Ahmadabad, Pune, Indore, parts of Delhi, and UP.
On its opening day, Shootout At Wadala registered an average of 60% to 70% occupancy at single screens across the country, while it had an average occupancy in multiplexes. The movie was expected to have a big jump on Saturday, but it dropped down and did not witness a big jump on Sunday also. The film collected Rs 30.70 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in the first weekend.
Shootout At Wadala maintained rock-steady on the weekdays. The movie witnessed a drop of 60% on Monday and its business continued to dip on the following days. The action-crime drama has collected Rs 45.86 crores nett at the desi Box Office in the first week. Its breakup is Rs 10.10 cr on Fri, Rs 9.75 cr on Sat, Rs 10.58 on Sun, Rs 4.45 cr on Mon, Rs 3.90 cr on Tue, Rs 3.56 cr Wed and Rs 3.25 on Thu.