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Home / Bollywood / Malang box office day 1: Disha-Aditya film records 3rd best opening of 2020 at Rs 6.71 cr, Shikara collects Rs 1.20 cr

Malang box office day 1: Disha-Aditya film records 3rd best opening of 2020 at Rs 6.71 cr, Shikara collects Rs 1.20 cr

Malang, starring Disha Patani, Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu, recorded the third highest opening of the year 2020.

bollywood Updated: Feb 08, 2020, 12:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Malang box office: Disha Patani and Aditya Roy Kapur opened at around Rs 6.71 crore.
Malang box office: Disha Patani and Aditya Roy Kapur opened at around Rs 6.71 crore.

Malang, starring Disha Patani and Aditya Roy Kapur in lead roles, opened as per expectations at the box office on Friday. The film also stars Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu in pivotal roles.

The film earned Rs 6.71 crore on day one. This is the third-best opening of the year for a Bollywood film after Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior which had opened at Rs 15.10 crore and Street Dancer 3D which had collected Rs 10.26 crore on the day of its release. It is also the highest opening solo film for Aditya. The film is expected to show growth during the weekend but may have restricted growth on Saturday in Delhi as the capital goes to elections.

Sharing the day-one collections of the film, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “Malang is decent on Day 1... Should’ve grossed higher given its genre... National multiplexes contribute 50%+ of Day 1 biz... Mass circuits low... Needs to show more than normal jump on Day 2, though biz in Delhi will be limited... Fri Rs 6.71 cr. India biz.”

 

He also compared the film’s opening to Aditya’s earlier films and wrote, “AdityaRoyKapur versus #AdityaRoyKapur... *Day 1* biz...2013: Aashiqui2 Rs 6.25 cr. 2014: Daawat-E-Ishq Rs 3.72 cr. 2016: Fitoor Rs 3.61 cr. 2017: Ok Jaanu Rs 4.08 cr. 2020: Malang Rs 6.71 cr. Note: Solo hero films only. Hence, YJHD and Kalank not included.India biz.”

Earlier, trade analyst Girish Johar had told Hindustan Times that the film has a restricted appeal to the audience. “It will mainly be attracting tier 1 and tier 2 cities. The trailer is very intriguing and has a restricted appeal to the audience, unlike other Mohit Suri films in the past. It will appeal to certain kind of audiences in the metro cities only. It is not an all out masala entertainer or commercial film.”

However, the film couldn’t impress the critics. The HT review of the film read, “Thirty minutes into the film and you can easily predict what is going to happen next. The non-linear narrative doesn’t do any good either because the time span being covered is only five years so you can’t really make out if the characters are in the present day or not.”

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The Mohit Suri film released alongside Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara and Hollywood film Birds of Prey. The report states Shikara collected Rs 1.20 crore on day one. Birds of Prey, meanwhile, got positive reviews with the HT review of the film calling it a “vibrantly violent DCEU gem”.

 

Sharing the opening day collections of Shikara, Taran wrote on Twitter, “Shikara surprises on Day 1... Released at multiplexes mainly, the biz gathered momentum post noon shows [a norm nowadays]... Needs to double its Day 1 number on Day 2 and maintain the trend on Day 3 for a respectable weekend total... Fri Rs 1.20 cr. India biz.”

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