|The year 2013 has surely started on a good note for Bollywood. Following the entry of Race 2 in the 100 crore club, we now have two new releases Special 26 and ABCD - Any Body Can Dance raking in the moolah at the Indian box office.
Special 26, starring Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal and Manoj Bajpayee, showed an exceptional growth over its first three days at ticket windows. The film opened to a rather sedate start of just Rs. 7 crore on Friday (below par for an Akshay Kumar starrer), but it showed a rise in collections to Rs. 9 crore on Saturday and rounded off the weekend with Rs. 10.5 crore on Sunday. The film’s total business for the first weekend stands at Rs. 26.5 crore, which is a decent enough figure.
Likewise, ABCD - Any Body Can Dance, starring a host of newcomers besides Prabhu Deva and Kay Kay Menon, seems to have clicked with young audiences.
Despite competition from Special 26, the film did a good business over the first weekend. Its Friday collection was Rs. 5.5 crore and the rise in footfalls took the collection to Rs. 6.5 and Rs. 7.5 crore on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
In fact, the film’s cast and crew (including director Remo D'Souza) are already celebrating its success. Watch the video below:
The coming Friday would see the release of two films: Murder 3 and Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story.