Zilla Ghaziabad has done a decent collection at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend. But the Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi and Arsad Warsi starrer has failed to beat another new release Kai Po Che starring new comers like Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajkumar Yadav in leads. It has landed in the second place, while the latter topped the collection chart.
Zilla Ghaziabad, which released in a large number of theatres on February 22, registered very good occupancy in single screens across the country on Friday, while it had very low response in multiplexes. Overall, the movie has performed very well in mass circuits like Bihar, CP, CI, UP and Rajasthan.
The Anand Kumar directed flick was expected to show a big jump on Saturday. Instead of going upwards, Zilla Ghaziabad witnessed decline in its business on the second day. And on Sunday, the business of the movie went up, but it was below the expected mark. It has collected Rs 10.75 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in the first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 3.50 cr on Fri, Rs 3.25 cr on Sat and Rs 4 cr on Sun.
However, Zilla Ghaziabad was a most-awaited action entertainer of the year 2012. The movie boasts of popular star cast and its makers had massive promotions for it. But the film got negative reviews from the film critics. Besides this, it got eclipsed by the new flick Kai Po Che wave across major circuits. Trade experts feel that these two reasons cost its producers a lot.