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ABCD surprises, earns Rs. 19.5 crore over weekend

Agencies   February 11, 2013
First Published: 14:55 IST(11/2/2013) | Last Updated: 16:57 IST(11/2/2013)

ABCD- Any Body Can Dance, that released on Friday, was a film with not one single super-star name to lure the audience. The movie had big names like Prabhu Deva and Remo D'Souza, but they are not exactly crowd-pullers to set cash registers ringing.

Surprisingly, the movie has fared well over the first weekend of its release. It has around Rs. 19.5 crore box office collections from the first weekend alone. The movie still managed to earn around Rs. 5.5 crore on day one. 

The daily collections only rose on Saturday and Sunday to Rs. 6.5 crore and Rs. 7.5 crore, respectively.

Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday, "#ABCD collected approx Rs. 19.5 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 5.5 cr, Sat 6.5 cr, Sun 7.5 cr." 

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(With additional inputs)

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