The Salman Khan magic is working again at the box office. His latest film Ready, despite being panned by majority of critics, is drawing footfalls to theatres.
Sun, Jun 05, 2011 18:33:05 GMT
The Salman Khan magic has worked again at the box office. His latest film Ready, may have not got the best reviews from critics, but with cinemas packed the move is on its way to becoming a hit.
There were bound to be comparisons with Dabangg, and though it does not look like Ready will be as big a movie as Dabangg, it has managed to get the biggest opening of the year, with a projected total of 22 crores net in the first two days of collections.
The Ready box office figures already have the distributors heaving a sigh of relief and eyeing a fat profit as well. Directed by Anees Bazmee, the comedy film starring Asin and Salman Khan opened to a rip-roaring start on Friday. It saw the occupancy of 60 to 80 percent at both multiplexes and single screen theatres. Some shows in the evening registered a house-full.
The takings on Saturday were lower than the first day, and that is a cause of concern. The coming week will tell how big a hit Ready actually is.
Overall Ready has been labeled as the Salman Khan show by the critics. The business in the coming days will decide whether Ready is a superhit or a hit or an average performer.