Box Office Day 1: Aditya Roy Kapur-Disha Patani starrer 'Malang' opens to decent numbers; Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Shikara' and Hina Khan's 'Hacked' do poor business


Mohit Suri's multistarrer Malang enjoyed a much bigger opening day at the domestic box-office than Shikara, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's account of Kashmiri Pandit exodus from the Kashmir Valley in 1990. While Malang raked in Rs 6.71 crore on day one, Shikara managed Rs 1.20 crore.

"#Malang is decent on Day 1... Should've grossed higher given its genre... National multiplexes contribute 50%+ of Day 1 biz... Mass circuits low... Needs to show more than normal jump on Day 2, though biz in #Delhi will be limited... Fri 6.71 cr. #India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

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Malang stars Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani and Kunal Kemmu. Shikara introduces Aadil Khan and Sadia in central roles, and also features real-life survivors of the exodus in the supporting cast.

Adarsh added about Shikara: "#Shikara surprises on Day 1... Released at multiplexes mainly, the biz gathered momentum post noon shows (a norm nowadays)... Needs to double its Day 1 number on Day 2 and maintain the trend on Day 3 for a respectable weekend total... Fri 1.20 cr. #India biz."

Last but not the least, Hina Khan's Hacked, helmed by Vikram Bhatt also managed to disappoint the audience. It collected less than Rs 1 crore on its first day.

These film will face some competition from the Hollywood biggie, Birds Of Prey this week. The superhero action thriller, based on characters of DC comics, is one of the biggest releases of Hollywood this season.

(Source: IANS)