Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films and Eros Internationals’ Ferrari Ki Sawaari (FKS) has started the weekend on a disappointing note. Though tradewallahs are still hoping the film might do better business over the weekend, it is Rowdy Rathore that is still rock solid at cinemas.
Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines says, “The pan-India collection of Ferrari… on the first day is Rs 2.75 crore, and within Mumbai, the film has earned Rs 1 crore. Collections of the film are expected to improve over the weekend. Amazingly, Rowdy Rathore, in its third week, is still enjoying a good run and has earned Rs 2.1 crore.”
The performance of FKS in Delhi has not changed since Friday. G D Mehta of Bobby Arts International says the film opened to 35-40 per cent collections and it has put up a poor performance insmall centers. “It’s a children’s film so it might pick up over the weekend. Its future performance can only be gauged from the evening shows. Rowdy Rathore is still doing well in our region..”
According to Jaspal Dhingra of Nanaksar Enterprises, “In Punjab, FKS earned Rs 28 lakh on its first day. The weekend is expected to be better and the film will do decent business through word-of-mouth publicity. Rowdy Rathore is doing well even in its third week and has earned Rs 16 lakh.”
In West Bengal, Debashish Dey of Aum Moviez remarks, “The first half of Ferrari… is slow but it picks up in the second half. Maybe that’s why collections have not been great till now. Hopefully, by evening, collections will pick up and word-of-mouth publicity will help. FKS has earned Rs 20 lakh in the eastern region (West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Assam).”
Dey adds that Rowdy Rathore, in its third week, is still putting up an impressive performance at the ticket window. “The film continues to do well in single-screens and is being screened at 112 centers, which is remarkable.”
Jeetu Khandelwal of Movie Pioneers in Orissa says a regional film festival has eclipsed FKS. “Due to the film festival, collections of FKS did not increase. The film took an opening collection of 50 per cent. Qasam Se Qasam Se had a very bad opening and Chakradhaar did not release here. FKS is doing a decent job at multiplexes but it is very dull at single-screens.”
In CI, Monto Aditya Choksey of Morya Arts concludes, “FKS is expected to improve from this evening. The first-day collections of the film average. But Rowdy Rathore is still doing well.”