‘Singh Is Bliing’ has done well in its first week. After a good opening that saw Rs. 54.44 crore (Rs. 544.4 million) coming in over the weekend, the film added more than Rs. 20 crore (Rs. 200 million) in the weekdays as well, hence resulting in the first week collections of Rs. 78 crore (Rs. 780 million). These are now the biggest numbers ever for an Akshay Kumar starrer. This isn’t all as these are also the second highest numbers of the year after ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, while surpassing ‘Welcome Back’ (Rs. 74.02 crore – Rs. 740.2 million) and Akshay’s own ‘Brothers’ (Rs. 72 crore – Rs. 720 million).
In terms of the trending, the film did take a hit on Monday but has been reasonably stable ever since. The film, considering its theme and genre, would find good patronage on the satellite circuit as well which would further ensure that the costs are covered with some profits as well.
‘Talvar’ has done well at the box office. On a controlled release, the film saw good escalation over the weekend (Rs. 9.25 crore – Rs. 925 million) and was quite stable right through the weekdays with hardly any fall in collections. With fair numbers (in upwards of Rs. 1.5 crore – Rs. 15 million) on every passing day, the film’s first week collections stand at Rs. 15.5 crore (Rs. 155 million). The Irrfan starrer has entered the second week with a good number of shows and that would help it stay stable at the box office.
‘Puli’ (Hindi version) has just not clicked at all. It has been discontinued from theatres in second week with collections estimated at just around Rs. 2 crore (Rs. 20 million).
Note: All collections as per production and distributor sources