Mumbai, Feb 4 (): Of all the new releases on February 1, Kamal Haasan’s controversial movie Vishwaroop is leading the race at the domestic box office. According to reports of boxoffice capsule ‘Vishwaroop’ has collected 7.70 cr. in the first weekend.
“Vishwaroopam” was released in 1050 screens and the response to the movie is average. The film collected 1.90 cr on its opening day, 2.55 cr on its second day and the collection on Sunday was 3.25 cr net. Thus the film’s 1st weekend collections reached 7.70 cr nett.
The Kamal Haasan starrer movie opened to an average response on opening day and it showed good improvement in its collection on Saturday and Sunday.
Initially, the controversy behind the film did not help Vishwaroop. But, still the movie managed a decent opening of around 30-40%. The occupancy increased gradually over the weekend, when the controversy around the movie was unfolding slowly.
Punit Sahay, senior manager, programming and operations, Spice told weekend had 50% occupancy on an average. More young crowds were coming, but it was less than what they expected.
Produced, directed, written by Kamal Haasan, Vishwaroop also stars Rahul Bose, Jaideep Ahlawat, Shekhar Kapur, Nasser, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah in essential roles, whereas Kamal himself has done the lead role.
The huge pluses of the movie are interesting premise, Kamal Haasan’s brilliant act and superb fighting scenes, whereas the minus of the movie is a stretched second hour, far from dramatic finale.
Trade Analyst Amod Mehra says the other reason for poor box office collection of Vishwaroop is the time of release as this is the exam time for most of the schools and colleges.
David is another movie that was released on Friday. The movie stars Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Vinay Virmani in leads. It opened to below average response on the first day and it showed little growth in its business on Saturday and Sunday.
David collected 1.50 cr nett in two days in Hindi version and with 1.10 cr on Sunday, the film has finished its first weekend with 2.60 cr nett.