This Friday, we saw a box office clash between two films - Disha Patani- Aditya Roy Kapu starrer Malang, and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s directorial Shikara. Malang also stars Anil Kapoor, Kunal Kemmu and on the first day, opened as per expectations, earning Rs 6.71 crore on Friday. As of now, this remains the third-best opening of the year after Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Street Dancer 3D. This film is also the highest opening solo film for Aditya Roy Kapur.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the numbers for Day 1 collection of Malang and wrote, “#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 ₹ 6.71 cr. #India biz.” He also compared Aditya Roy Kapur’s solo films and their opening collections. “#AdityaRoyKapur versus #AdityaRoyKapur... *Day 1* biz... 2013: #Aashiqui2 ₹ 6.25 cr 2014: #DaawatEIshq ₹ 3.72 cr 2016: #Fitoor ₹ 3.61 cr 2017: #OkJaanu ₹ 4.08 cr 2020: #Malang ₹ 6.71 cr Note: Solo hero films only. Hence, #YJHD and #Kalank not included. #India biz,” he tweeted.
On the other hand, Shikara, which features debutants Aadil Khan and Sadia, and is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, collected Rs 1.2 crore. Sharing the numbers, Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#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 ₹ 1.20 cr. #India biz.”
Disha Patani- Aditya Roy Kapur starrer Malang and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara were both films of two completely different genres. While Malang dominated the box office, Shikara’s first day collections were surprisingly well, given that the film had no big stars.
Image Source: Twitter/taran_adarsh, IMDb, Instagram/vidhuvinodchoprafilms/adityaroykapur
They say the best things in life
are free! India’s favourite
music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X
Jhakaas & 9X Tashan are
Make a request for these
channels from your Cable, DTH or