Akhsay Kumar-starrer Special 26 opened slow on Friday but
as the word of mouth spread, the film started picking up from Friday
evening itself and went on to consolidate over the weekend. The
film's performance is at its best at premium multiplexes.
film's cost for Indian theatrical rights is about Rs 320 to 340
million and should face no problems making it. The film has been
appreciated for all round performances by the artistes as well as
for its climax. The film collected Rs 265 million for its first
weekend. Some extra benefit is expected on Valentine's Day.
D'souza's ABCD: Any Body Can Dance with no stars on the billboards
had an excellent opening, in fact better opening response than the
star cast film Special 26. ABCD has greatly drawn
the youth and its choreography has been much liked by the youth.
The film had a wonderful weekend and collected Rs 184 million for
its first three days. The film should get a major boost on the Valentine's
with Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead continued to do poor collecting
a mere Rs 35 million for its first week with as much as Rs 15.8
million coming from the Bombay Circuit.
Nair's much talked about Midnight's Children has been rejected
by moviegoers. No amount of controversies and staying in the news
has helped the film which collected just Rs 12.5 million to show
for its first seven days.
Bharadwaj's Matru Ki BIjlee Ka has added Rs 1.2 million
to its collections in its fourth week taking its tally to Rs 393.7