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Box office collection : Boss collects 14 crore on its opening (first) day

Mumbai, Oct 17 (): One of 2013’s most anticipated films, Akshay Kumar’s Boss is certainly living up to the expectations of the audiences. The film has done remarkably well in India and overseas markets. The domestic box office early approximates are 14 crores.

Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Boss Wed Rs 14 cr to Rs 14.5 cr”.

In overseas territories like UAE & UK, Boss is Akshay’s biggest opening ever. Taran tweeted, “#Boss is phenomenal in UAE-GCC. Tue AED 900,000, Wed AED 700,000. Total: AED 1,600,000 [Rs 2.67 cr]. #Boss – UK: Tue £ 40,000, Wed £ 70,000. Total: £ 110,000 [Rs 1.09 cr]. Very good, in view of the fact that it’s a midweek release”.

Directed by Anthony D’Souza, “Boss” was released across 3,000 screens in the country on the auspicious occasion of Eid. As the release was on a national holiday, the film’s occupancy was seen to be great and registered a good occupancy, especially in the morning shows. Multiplexes registered average occupancy, while single screens in some circuits ran to full houses. The film recorded close to 90% occupancy across single screens.

BoxofficeIndia.com said, “Boss” debut on single screens is perhaps the second best this year after Shah Rukh Khan’s “Chennai Express”.

The action seems to have worked for the masses and Boss will surely show huge figures over the weekend. The film is gathering better numbers in mass centres like CI, CP, UP and North, whereas the South and East territories are relatively average at box office.

Boss can be expected to remain steady at the single screens for its masala formula. Word-of-mouth is also positive and it should ensure good numbers in the coming days.

Before the start of its 1st weekend, the film should reach the 35 crore mark at least at the box office. If Boss remains stable on Monday and Tuesday, the film will easily surpass the 100 crore mark, say trade experts.