Mumbai, Feb 9 (): Bollywood movies Akshay Kumar starrer Special 26 (Special Chabbis) and Prabhu Deva starrer ABCD – Any Body Can Dance opened with decent numbers at the Box Office on Friday. Special 26 has collected about 7 crores and ABCD has collected about 5.5 crores on its opening day at the domestic box office.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “INDIA: #Special26 Fri *early estimates* 7 cr [1750 screens]. Picked up in the evening shows”.
Special 26 was released on February 8, Friday worldwide across 1750 screens. The movie received a dull response in the morning shows, but the movie picked up later in the evening at multiplexes in the key market. The business was slightly low in single screens.
Saturday and Sunday business remain to be crucial, as the budget of Special 26 is quite high due to the presence of Akshay. So far, the box office reports are satisfactory and the reviews have largely been positive.
The weekend collection is very important for the film to have a long, steady run at the box office and also to cover the cost of the film. If Special 26 manages to do good business over the weekend and continues to do well during the weekdays, the film would surely rule the chart.
ABCD was too released on the same day, February 8 in around 400 3D screens and 350 2D screens, with the total count around 750 screens (2D and 3D combined) all over India. ABCD started with a bang in the morning shows.
Youth crowd was high at the theatres because of the curiosity level for the film. Film continued well at the noon shows too. But in the evening and night shows the collections dipped down as the occupancy dropped drastically.
Critics say ABCD being ‘A No Star Cast’ film, the dance flick has made a commendable business on its first day at the Box Office.
Remo D’Souza’s directorial venture is expected to show a good jump on Saturday and Sunday which might take it to a good box office fate.