|Novelty is good, but it doesn’t always spell success. Go Goa Gone, the Saif Ali Khan production touted as India’s first zombie comedy, has opened to a dull start at the box office.
The film starring, Saif, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari and Puja Gupta, opened to a 25 percent response at multiplexes on Friday, which is less-than-expected occupancy. The first-day collection of the film stands approximately at Rs. 3.75 crore net, which, again, is nothing to rave about. It’s strictly average.
The response to Go Goa Gone is good in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and dull at pretty much all non-metro centres. The critical reports have been mixed and the word of mouth not very promising. The film will have to pick up substantially during the weekend to make any impact at the box office.
The other release of the week, Gippi, has fared poorly, but it is a small budget venture anyway. The film’s first-day collection is said to be Rs. 75 lakh net.
Meanwhile, Shootout At Wadala has emerged a blockbuster with the first week collection of Rs. 45.82 crore net. Likewise, Aashiqui 2 is shining bright at Rs. 54. 5 crore net after two weeks.
The coming week will see the release of Aurangzeb, starring Arjun Kapoor and Sasheh Aagha.