The smile is back on Salman Khan’s face. Not that it ever vanished. But now, the superstar’s detractors have been silenced.
His latest release Wanted may not have gotten the mega opening it was expected to, but the film drew in audiences in droves on Eid and created history by recording the highest collection ever by a Bollywood film on a Monday. ‘Wanted’ easily raked in Rs 7.25 crore on Monday.
Whereas Dil Bole Hadippa grossed just around Rs 2.75 crore on the same day. Now, the movie’s overall collection is approx Rs 14.75 crore, much less than what was expected from a Yashraj film. The movie is performing better at multiplexes than single screens and is expected to collect Rs 20 crore approx by the weekend.
‘Wanted’ not only emerged as the critics’ favourite but also received positive response from the audience. The four-day net business of ‘Wanted’ is now around Rs 25.25 crore in spite of the not-so-good first day collections. The movie is expected to mint around Rs 35 crore by the end of this week.
Rani Mukherjee’s bikini and Sherlyn Chopra skin show couldn’t save ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’. The movie has come under severe criticism from critics who are describing it as “boring” and filled with the usual Yashraj clichés.
For the time being, it’s Sallu bhai ruling the roost at box office.