OUATIMD collects Rs. 11 crore from paid previews, defeats Chennai Express
New Delhi, August 17, 2013
First Published: 16:02 IST(17/8/2013)
Last Updated: 16:37 IST(17/8/2013)
Bollywood seems to be in a festive mood.
Sonakshi Sinha is seen romancing both Akshay Kumar and Imran Khan in the film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again.
Even as last week release Chennai Express continues to earn huge at the ticket windows, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan-starrer Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara has opened to approximately 85-90% occupancy.
Luthria's directorial venture was released at around 2500 screens registering a record collection from paid previews at Rs. 11 crore, Taran Adarsh and Komal Natha said. Balaji Motion Pictures, however, claims the paid previews collections stood at Rs. 14.2 crore.
Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Chennai Express earned Rs. 6.75 crore from paid previews beating the paid preview collections of 3 Idiots (Rs 2.75 crore). Interestingly, Chennai Express was screened in 3500 theatres while OUATIMD was released in around 2500 theatres.
Will the film sustain interest of the public? That remains to be seen.
(With inputs from Dibyajyoti Baksi)