Hollywood movie The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), the most-anticipated movie of The Dark Knight series, has embarked on a fabulous start at the Indian Box Office. The film is giving tough competition to Hindi movies like Cocktail, Gattu, Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai (MDPABH) and Challo Driver. Its business is a way ahead of collection of new releases in the country.
The Dark Knight Rises has been released in maximum number of multiplexes in all big cities across the country today (Friday, July 20). It has a limited release in single screens. The movie has stolen the march with a fabulous start at multiplexes in all major centres. It was running packed houses in the morning and afternoon shows.
Whereas, Hindi films like Gattu, Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai and Challo Driver have opened to lukewarm response at the collection centres across the country. According to trade experts, The Dark Knight Rises has made a big dent in their business at major centres.
However, the business of Cocktail, which was released weekend, was expected to show a good performance at the Box Office in the second weekend too. But this movie also seemed to have been affected by The Dark Knight Rises as it has had a very low occupancy in the morning and afternoon shows. It should be seen whether it shows an upward trend in the evening and night shows.