Strong starcast, smart direction, good music, decent buzz and solo release ensured Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara a whopping opening.
First weekend collection from this film starring Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin came to around Rs 28 crores. Business continued to be steady even on Monday and despite heavy rains in several parts of the country, houseful boards were seen outside many theatres. The buzz about the film is positive which should ensure decent business.
On the Hollywood front, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 received an amazing response all across the world. Being the last part from the franchise, Potter fans didn't want to miss the film.
After an amazing start, business of Murder 2 dropped in second week with competition from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara . But the film still remained the second choice for most people. The collection so far ensures it is a hit. Chillar Party fizzled out in the second week however.
The coming week sees another solo release in the form of Ajay Devgn's Singham . A hardcore action film on the lines of Dabangg , Singham marks the return of Ajay Devgn in full-on action mode. Remake of Suriya's Tamil film by the same name, if the business of the South blockbuster is anything to go by, the Hindi version promises a punch at the box-office. Evidently it has strong potential for single screen audiences and should appeal to fans of masala movies.