Despite the critics lashing his film out, filmmaker Priyadarshan must be pulling a smile to himself. After all, his De Dana Dan has grossed Rs.23 crore nett approximately over its first weekend. The film did fantastic business in CP Berar CI (Historic) and Rajasthan while North was also very good. The other circuits saw good business.
The daily breakdowns were 6.25 crore nett on Friday, 8.50 crore nett on Saturday and 8.25 crore nett on Sunday. The business was fantastic on Saturday and Sunday but the film was let down slightly by its Friday business which was good but a bit lower than expectations.
De Dana Dan will have to sustain on Monday to become a hit as the film has a high cost. The first week business can come in anywhere in the range of 34-37 crore nett depending on what happens on the weekdays. The film has managed to rake in big moolah in the overseas market as well.
De Dana Dan had a huge first day in United Kingdom as it grossed £100,000 approx on Friday. This is the second biggest first day of the year after Love Aaj Kal. The film may have a £350,000 plus weekend in United Kingdom. Approx Friday business for some other major releases this year are - Love Aaj Kal - £120,000, Kambakkht Ishq - £83,000, Blue - £58,000, Kurbaan £45,000, London Dreams - £45,000.