Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda-starrer Sarbjit has not performed well on its first day at the domestic box-office. Given the serious nature of its subject and overall somber mood of the film, it was never expected to take a rocking start, but the trade was hoping for a collection in the range of Rs. 4-5 crore, which would have set the film up nicely for a healthy weekend. However, by collecting just Rs. 3.69 crore net on its opening day, Sarbjit will now have to show massive jumps, if it holds any hope of emerging a success at the ticket window.
In comparison, Aishwarya’s comeback film, Jazbaa, took a better opening on its First Friday even though it didn’t hold up that well over the subsequent days. Here’s how the opening of Aishwarya’s last two films compare:
|Film||Opening-Day Collection in Nett|
|Jazbaa||Rs. 4.25 crore|
|Sarbjit||Rs. 3.69 crore|
The problem began from the morning shows itself, which showed such low occupancies that it made it almost impossible for the film to post a decent figure in spite of picking up at multiplexes toward the late evening and night shows. The Omung Kumar-directed film now has to show at least a 35-40% growth today, and as much as a 50% growth tomorrow, if it has any chance of recovering its production and marketing costs.
Data Courtesy: Indicine
Image Courtesy: Pooja Entertainment