Bollywood movie Filmistaan, which released on June 6, opened to a poor start, but has shown superb growth in the following days. Despite clashing with Superstar Akshay Kumar's Holiday A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, the movie featuring less popular actors in the lead roles, has done fantastic collection at the Indian Box Office in the first week and landed in the second place in the domestic business chart.
Earlier this year, Filmistaan was premiered at the International Film Festivals and California Norway Sweden, Busan, Jaipur and Kerala and had garnered rave reviews from critics there. Released in a limited number of cinema halls in the domestic mark, the movie received lukewarm response with its occupancy ranging between 15% and 20% on its opening day. Its business was affected by Holiday.
But a strong word of mouth took its business upwards with Filmistan showing more than 100% growth on Saturday and Sunday. The movie did well on weekdays and its weekdays collection was much better than its opening day numbers. The film has collected Rs 4.42 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the first week. Its breakup is Rs 51 lakhs on Fri, Rs 1.04 cr on Sat, Rs 1.26 cr on Sun, Rs 54 lakhs on Mon, Rs 56 lakhs on Tue, Rs 51 lakhs on Wed and Rs 46 lakhs on Thu.