Komal Nahta – Desi Boyz Opens To Mixed Response At Box-Office
The Akshay Kumar and John Abraham starrer, Desi Boyz, which released in India on Friday, November 25, has taken a mixed opening at the box-office. The opening of the comedy, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh, ranges from 50 per cent to 90 per cent across India.
Desi Boyz Box-Office Opening: Indore & Pune
At Indore, the 9 a.m. show of Desi Boyz at Velocity cinema saw 161 persons in attendance as against a maximum capacity of 240 persons. The 10 a.m. show of the film at another screen of the same cinema saw 300 persons in attendance as against a capacity of 580 people.
Very few cinemas remained open in Pune due to disturbance caused by the Sharad Pawar controversy that erupted on Thursday. However, E-Square multiplex was open, and Desi Boyz opened to housefull shows there.
Desi Boyz Box-Office Opening: Kanpur
In Kanpur, the first show of Desi Boyz at Heer talkies saw collections of Rs. 14,535 as against maximum (housefull) collections of Rs. 37,572. Manjushree cinema, Kanpur, collected Rs. 7,276 as against maximum collections of Rs. 26,941. In the first show, Shyam cinema collected Rs. 8,604 as against a housefull collection of Rs. 18,848. However, Gurudev cinema, also in Kanpur, saw a housefull for the first show of Desi Boyz, raking in Rs. 19,240.
Desi Boyz Box-Office Opening: PVR Properties In Maharashtra & Gujarat
At PVR Goregoan, Bombay, the occupancies for the first four shows of Desi Boyz (as against a maximum capacity of 322) were as follows: 140, 160, 185 and 64 persons. At PVR Juhu, in Bombay, 126, 194 and 96 persons attended the first three shows, as against maximum capacity of 377 persons. At PVR Lower Parel, there were fewer footfalls for the initial shows of Desi Boyz as only 84, 96, 62, 94, 26 and 24 persons turned up as against the maximum capacity of 392 persons. At PVR Mulund, Bombay, the first show saw 66 persons in attendance, whereas the second show had 158 persons, as against the capacity of 272 persons for both the shows.
At PVR Ahmedabad, the first show of Desi Boyz was housefull. The later three shows saw at the multiplex saw 176, 186 and 114 persons in attendance as against a maximum capacity of 322 people. At PVR Baroda, the first four shows saw 197, 206, 211 and 53 persons in attendance as against a capacity of 572 people. At PVR Surat 89, 116, 213, 26, 77, 225, 216 and 149 persons attended various shows of Desi Boyz against a capacity of 288 persons.
Taran Adarsh – Extremely mixed opening response to ‘Desi Boyz’
Six years ago, GARAM MASALA opened to a thunderous response in the Diwali week and the next release of Akshay Kumar and John Abraham together, DESI BOYZ, was expected to start with a bang. But the opening numbers were extremely mixed. Released in approx 2,200 screens in India, one of the biggest releases in recent times, the occupancy ranged from 30% to 40% at places, while several centres reported 75% to 90% occupancy as well. In fact, given the extensive and aggressive promotions, solid face-value and no major film to contend with, one expected DESI BOYZ to have a uniform start everywhere [80%+], but the plexes were not as strong, at places. The single screens, expectedly, were impressive.
The film will have to deliver big numbers on Saturday and Sunday, so that the weekend total is striking.
Prakash Jaju – Desi Boyz has taken decent opening
Boxofficeindia – Desi Boyz Has Decent Single Screen Opening, Desi Boyz Has Decent Opening In North Multiplexes Only
Desi Boyz had a decent opening at single screens of 40-50%. Although Desi boyz is more of a multiplex film it managed to get footfalls in single screens as Akshay Kumar has huge star pull with the mass audience. Below are the first show figures for Kanpur.
Heer – 14,535/37,572
Manjushree – 7,276/26,941
TOTAL – 49,663/1,02,609 (48.40%)
Desi Boyz had a decent opening in the multiplexes of North India of around 50% but elsewhere early show collections at multiplexes were well below the mark at around 30-40%. Punjab took the best opening as multiplexes in Ludhiana and Jalandhar opened to 55% plus while Delhi was around 45%. Collections in UP and Rajasthan multiplexes were lower.
In the rest of the country, only Ahmedabad can be called decent but on an all India level the opening is below the mark. Collections in West Bengal multiplexes were very bad. On an all India average the opening is around 35-40%.
Desi Boyz has a huge release so can put up decent collections on day one especially if there is a pick up in the evening which should happen as collections in the morning are at low levels.