Hate Story 2 springs a big surprise at the box office by opening well compared to other releases. Among the three films that opened on Friday – Hate Story 2, Amit Sahni Ki List and Pizza 3D – Hate Story 2 embarked on the best start with box office collections of Rs 5.46 crore on opening day and with certain circuits opening to 40%-50%-60% occupancy. However, Amit Sahni Ki List has opened on a below average note, while Pizza 3D has garnered a better start at places, but the overall biz is pretty low.
Meanwhile, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Lai Bhaari are certainly proving to be tough competition for the new releases. Both films continue to attract audiences and are expected to dominate with good box office collections. Hate Story 2. Amit Sahni Ki List and Pizza 3D will have to rely heavily on good word of mouth to post decent box office collections over the weekend.
The box office performance of Riteish Deshmukh starrer Marathi film Lal Bhaari was an eye-opener for most in the industry as it reinforced the fact that even non-Hindi films can affect the overall collections of a Hindi entertainer - Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. While Lal Bhaari collected Rs 17.10 crore till Thursday, Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan-starrer Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania collected Rs 53.31 crore.
#LaiBhaari Fri 3.10 cr, Sat 3.60 cr, Sun 3.85 cr, Mon 2.15 cr, Tue 1.50 cr, Wed 1.45 cr, Thu 1.45 cr. Total: ₹17.10 cr. FAB!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 18, 2014