Despite getting unfavourable reviews from film critics, Pankaj Kapoor's first directorial movie Mausam has got a grand welcome at the Box Office. According to reports, Shahid-Sonam Kapoor starrer has scored approximately Rs 9 crores on the first day of its release. This is the biggest opening for a Shahid Kapoor"s film.
Mausam, which has been made with a budget of Rs 35 crore, was released in around 1,900 theatres and it has got an average of 50 to 60% occupancy. The movie was estimated to gross Rs 24 crores in the first three days, but opening day collection, which is Rs 9 crores, shows that it will go beyond its estimated figures.
Mausam has done the best collection when compared to Shahid Kapoor"s previous movies. Yash Raj Films' Badmaash Company had done a net business of approximately Rs 13 crore in its opening weekend, while UTV Motion Pictures' Kaminey earned approximately Rs Rs 17 crore in the first week.
However, Mausam has beaten this week"s other releases like Speedy Singhs and U R My Jaan. Other two films have got decent reviews from film critics, but they have got a poor response at the collection centres.