Punit Malhotra’s second outing as director, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! opened to mixed reports from the critics and fewer footfalls. The occupancy ranged from 30 percent to 40 percent (at best) which is way below the mark for a film starring a top actress like Kareena Kapoor. But it looks like Imran Khan’s lean patch at the box office isn’t going to end soon.
Though the trade figures are trickling in, early estimates peg the first-day business of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! in the range of Rs. 3 crore to 4 crore net, which is shockingly low.
The other release Singh Saab The Great starring Sunny Deol also opened dull but fared better than GTPM. The response to the film is particularly good in North India, mainly in Punjab and Delhi. The single screens have been performing well, except in the East and the South. The film is expected to have collected around Rs. 5 crore net on Friday. Final figures are yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, the last week’s release ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ continues its triumphant run at the box office. Though hit by controversy, the film maintained its momentum in the first week to collect Rs. 81.90 crore during the seven days. Expect it to enter the 100 crore club during this weekend.
The coming week would see the release of Bullett Raja, starring Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.