|It can’t get better than this! Ready has become the second biggest Bollywood opener after Dabangg. The movie got off to a flying start on Friday with a nett collection of Rs 13.15 crore and rounded off the weekend with a business of approx Rs 40.65 crore.
Though the critics have slammed the movie, the masses are loving it. The break down for the first three days is as follows: on Friday the collection was Rs 13.15 crore, on Saturday it was approx Rs 12.25 crore, and on Sunday the collections triggered up to Rs 15.25 crore. Whoa! Do we see the distributors laughing their way to the bank? Not yet!
Coming to another winner at BO, it’s the small-budget film Pyaar Ka Punchnama. The movie has gained tremendous popularity, thanks to the word-of-mouth publicity. Now, the movie is running at limited multiplexes with less number of shows but its collections are steady. In its second week, Pyaar Ka Punchnama collected approx Rs 3.50 crore. The two-week total is around Rs 9 crore which is good for a film like Pyaar Ka Punchnaama.
As for Ready, a lot depends on how it performs in the coming days because the distributors have paid huge amount for Ready, banking on Salman, and to cover it, requires a superhit business from the film. On Monday, Ready was steady, save for a drop in the collections in comparison to its first three days.
The Top Five openers at BO are:
Dabangg - Rs 48.5 crore
Ready - Rs 40.65 crore
3 Idiots - Rs 40 crore
Tees Maar Khan - Rs 38 crore
Golmaal 3 - Rs 36 crore