By: Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Vivek Agnihotri's Goal has made a smashing start in
Dubai. This John Abraham-Bipasha Basu-Arshad Warsi-Boman Irani film
has taken an excellent opening in the city.
Informs a source from UTV, "First day of GOAL is even better
than that of Rang De Basanti. While Rang De
Basanti with Aamir Khan in the lead had made 1,60,000 Dirhams
on the first day, GOAL is 25% ahead. Its first day reads 2,00,000
The source further adds, "Goal is now second biggest
after Shahrukh Khan's Don. We are thrilled with the way
the film has opened. The word of mouth is quite good and we can
already see the film hitting bull's eye."
Closer home, the film has taken a flying start all over. As per
first show figures gathered for INOX multiplex chain across the
country, Goal has opened to a 100% response in
Baroda&Indore, 80% at Pune and Nagpur and 60% at Kolkata,
Raipur, Lucknow and Bangalore.
Taking into consideration the fact that UTV has already
recovered its 16 crore budget into the film before the release
itself, such heartening collections across globe are only going to
prolong the celebrations for the production house and director