Yash Raj Films' latest production Gunday starring Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in leads, has got fantastic response and has done superb collection at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend. But director Ali Abbas Zafar's action thriller, which released in 2,000 screens across the country on February 14, has missed to surpass Rs 50 crore mark in the domestic market in three days.
Made on a whopping budget of Rs 50 crores, Gunday opened to a fantabulous start in the domestic market on Friday, but the business of the movie showed downward trends on Saturday and Sunday. It has collected Rs 43.93 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 16.12 cr on Fri, Rs 12.63 cr on Sat and Rs 15.18 cr on Sun.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Gunday landing cost: Rs 50 cr [inclusive of P & A]. Chunk of the investment due from Satellite rights [Rs 20 cr to 25 cr]... #Gunday balance investment to be recovered from India and Overseas theatrical, music and Home Video, which is a cakewalk for YRF."
Gautam Dutta, chief operating officer, PVR Cinemas, said, "It is one of the much-awaited films. The response is very good. The occupancy (over three days) was about 80 percent. The songs, genre and two young actors with Priyanka... everything is well taken up." Dutta said, "We are positive about next weekend too."
He also said that some people liked the first half of the film more than the second half. Irrespective of it, the response has been welcoming. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who watched Gunday at its Mumbai premiere, called it "an adrenaline-packed movie".