|Agneepath is clearly emerging as the first blockbuster of the year 2012. After a slight dip in the collections on Friday, the film picked up well on Saturday and Sunday. Here’ the lowdown.
The film, starring Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, opened to a thunderous start on the Republic Day, January 26, when it broke off all box office records for the first-day earning, by raking in a whopping Rs. 23 crore.
However, there was an alarming fall in the collections on Friday with the day bringing in just Rs. 12 crore into the film’s kitty. The response picked up on Saturday as the collections role to Rs. 14.5 crore. Sunday was still better with Rs. 17.5 crore.
Totting up the figures leaves us with an aggregate first weekend collection of Rs. 67.5 crore for Agneepath, which is quite good and justifies all the partying by the film’s actors to celebrate its success.
The good news further is that the film faces no major competition at box office till February 10 when Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor will hit the theatres.
Since both Agneepath and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is produced by Karan Johar, it’s a win-win situation for him. That explains the broad smile on his face nowadays.