Two much-hyped and highly-awaited multi-starrer Hindi movies like Shootout At Wadala (SAW) and Bombay Talkies have hit the large number of screens this Friday. It is described as a clash between titans at the Indian Box Office. Among the two, the former is leading the race at the ticket counters, while the latter landed in the second place. Trade analysts describe that it is a record breaking opening for Shootout At Wadala.
Usually, the Mumbai-centric gangster films will have a better start in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, when compared to other circuits. Shootout At Wadala, which revolves around the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, is an exception to this rule. It has got a terrific start outside Maharashtra.
In its morning shows, Shootout At Wadala has registered 60% to 70% occupancy in many areas like UP, Ahmadabad, Pune, Indore, Jaipur and other places in the morning and matinee shows. Trade experts call it one of the best starts of the year and its business is expected to go upwards further in the evening shows. The film, which has an extensive release, is expected to pack a solid punch at the Indian Box Office on the first day.
Bombay Talkies, which stars Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rani Mukherjee in leads, hit a limited screens across the country. The film has a lukewarm start at the domestic Box Office in the morning and matinee shows. But the movie has received positive talks from film critics and a good word of mouth is going viral on the social blogging sites. The business is expected to grow considerably in evening/night shows.