Thanks to champu at SB
After facing many problems with its release and sections of the media wanting to see it fall flat on its face, Jodhaa Akbar is having the last laugh as it emerges a Superhit film.
Even after many steady weeks many of the film’s detractors were calling is a success but grudgingly by claiming the reason was that it had no competition and many open weeks. But it seems that Jodhaa Akbar has also answered these detractors with the competition of box office record breaker Race as it has all other detractors over the last five weeks.
The sixth weekend saw Jodhaa Akbar notching up business of 1.80 crore nett with 1.60 crore nett coming from the hindi version and this was with the competition of Race which can be called the biggest opener ever in terms of volume of business over the first three days. Jodhaa Akbar has shown less than 50% drop despite the mega competition from Race. The film was showing at just 2/3 shows at multiplexes and some single screens and the occupancy was excellent at 70-80%.
It is now heading for final business of 62-64 crore nett(hindi version only) without Rajasthan. If the film had managed a clean release with no multiplex issues and no bans we may have had another 70 crore grosser.