After the previous weeks releases turning out to be slow performers all eyes have been awaiting the release of the Akshay Kumar starrer Baby and its box office collections. With two films releases over 2015’s first extended weekend, expectation are at an all-time high.
As per latest report, ‘Baby’ box office collections on Day 1 stand at Rs 9.3 crore as business picked up during evening/night shows.
‘Baby’ heralds the return of ace story teller Neeraj Pandey, best known for his previous film ‘A Wednesday’ with Akshay Kumar, who has previously worked with him in ‘Special 26’. While the film has opened to a good response, the other release ‘Dolly Ki Doli’, featuring Sonam Kapoor has got off to a rather sluggish start.The movie has collected just Rs 2.55 crore on Day 1.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ box office collections:
#DollyKiDoli Fri ₹ 2.55 cr. Biz should escalate on Sat, Sun, Mon [Republic Day].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 24, 2015
However, being a four-day weekend, both films have ample amount of time to entice the audience and turn in good box office collections.
On the whole, while ‘Baby’ that has received glowing reviews from the audience and critics alike will dominate the weekend, Dolly Ki Doli that also has been appreciated by the critics will have to rely on good word of mouth to compete with Baby. Apart from these two films, though last week’s Bollywood releases have long since faded, the Hollywood release Taken 3 and Theory Of Everything continue to run in selected screens.