Varun Dhawan and John Abraham’s Dishoom landed at box office on Friday (July 29) and it seems to have delighted the viewers on Day One. An out-and-out masala entertainer, Dishoom, which opened to about 40 percent occupancy on the first day of its release, has minted Rs. 11.05 cr. at the box office. With these box office collections, the movie has now become the sixth highest grossing movie on opening day by beating Udta Punjab which collected Rs. 10.5 cr at the box office.
While Dishoom box office collections on day 1, as expected, didn’t soar to the level of Salman Khan’s Sultan or Rajinikanth’s Kabali, but has been getting a good response from audiences. The reviews remained mixed with the film’s plot and a weak villain — played by Akshaye Khanna — turning into a stumbling block. However, Akshay Kumar’s cameo in the film is grabbing the eyeballs as is the bromance between its leads — Varun and John.
The film has opened on about 3,000 screens and with the kind of opening it has got, Dishoom’s box office collection will go up on Saturday and Sunday. The film is being touted as a masala entertainer, a genre that audience’s favour.
The film’s other Bollywood competition — Salman Khan’s Sultan and Irrfan Khan’s Madaari — has also run out of steam. While Madaari got a lukewarm reception, Sultan has run its course after releasing on July 6. Down south, Rajinikanth’s Kabali is still going strong.
Trade experts opined that both John and Varun have fan following, which will attract the audience to multiplex. Dishoom’s action content is likely to appeal to mass centres and single screens. If all goes right, Dishoom is looking at Rs 25-30 crore in first-weekend box office collections. The film has been made at the cost of around Rs 55 crore with a promotional budget of Rs 15 crore. The coming five days will decide if Dishoom can collect enough at BO and end in profit.
#Dishoom Fri ₹ 11.05 cr. India biz… Biz should grow on Sat + Sun to post a healthy weekend total.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 30, 2016