Race 2 collects Rs 509.8 mn in opening weekend

MUMBAI: Race 2 makes the most of its brand equity and an extended weekend of three holidays to take an impressive three-day box office. The mixed appreciation notwithstanding, the film has gone on to collect Rs 509.8 million for its opening weekend.

The film showed its best performance on Saturday, the 26 January national holiday, with a jump of over 35 per cent over its opening day collections.

Inkaar, a modern day work place love versus politics drama, fails to make a mark. The film opened with poor collections and failed to earn any footfalls thereafter to end its first week with a figure of Rs 77.5 million.

Mumbai Mirror collected about Rs 15 million in its first week.

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola remained on the lower side even in its second week despite weak oppositions and collected Rs 71.5 million taking its tally to Rs 385 million.

Table No 21 added Rs 8 million in its third week to take its total to Rs 120.7 million.

Dabangg2 added Rs 5.5 million in its fifth week, taking its total to Rs 1.45 billion.

An assorted lot of films is due for release on February 1. These include Mai, David, Listen Amaya, Pyar Ka Jalwa and, probably, Vishwaroopam. The trade, especially the exhibitors, however, are looking forward to 8 February for the release of Special 26 coming from A Wednesday! director Neeraj Pandey and; ABCD- Any Body Can Dance, India‘s first 3-D dance film, directed by choreographer Remo D‘Souza and starring ace dancer Prabhudheva.

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