Box office collections: 'Krrish 3' leaves 'Mickey Virus' in the dust

Nov 09 2013, 08:27 IST
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'Krrish 3' box office collections also got a boost as single screens had given 100 per cent of their space to the superhero film. 'Krrish 3' box office collections also got a boost as single screens had given 100 per cent of their space to the superhero film.
SummaryPresence of superstars in 'Krrish 3' made battle with 'Mickey Virus' a no contest in terms of box office collections.

the film will release on Monday (Nov 4) because, most of the theatre owners during pre-Diwali phase keep their theatres shut for doing puja etc. Thus, if the film in C.I. (Central India) has had a release in 47 screens (on Friday), on Monday it will be released across 63 screens.”

Krrish 3 ranks third amongst films that have been the top openers, with Chennai Express leading with Rs.33.12 crore and Ek Tha Tiger following with Rs.32.93 crore. Otherwise, the film has done maximum business on its opening day, as compared to the other Bollywood releases during Diwali like Jab Tak Hai Jaan which opened with approximately Rs.15 crore, or Ra.One that garnered Rs.14.7 crore on their first day. (Figures are approximate, referred from boxofficeindia.com and koimoi.com)

Still running at the BO

With Krrish 3 taking up most of the screen space, there was hardly any scope for previous releases. Mickey Virus however was holding its ground at several multiplexes. “The Manish Paul-Elli Avram starrer received an average occupancy of 25 per cent across Cinepolis India on Friday, the day Krrish 3 released,” says Shroff. The Saurabh Varma directorial, as per Bollywood Hungama report collected an amount of Rs.7.1 crore, in its first week.

Also playing at the multiplexes were international films Gravity and Captain Phillips. The Sandra Bullock starrer Gravity received 25-30 per cent occupancy on Friday, while Captain Phillips also saw significant amount of footfalls.

*Considering the Diwali holiday, trade story in this issue highlights just the opening day performance of Krrish 3

SCREEN Forecast

Our Verdict

In the issue dated November 1-7, 2013, Screen had predicted that the Diwali weekend release would prove successful for Krrish 3. Though affected by the pre-Diwali phase, the Hrithik Roshan starrer managed to have a grand opening, thanks to the family audience and the kids who thronged to the theatres. With an impressive opening day collection, it remains to be seen whether the film will make a profit, over and above its estimated production cost that is 120 crore, and does a record breaking business ahead.

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