In a surprise of sorts, Bollywood films Sanam Re and Fitoor, and Hollywood’s Deadpool box office collections have been engaged in an extremely competitive race with all three moving into double digit figures in the opening weekend after releasing on the same Friday – Sanam Re leads with collections in India of Rs 17.05 crore. But the foreign film has certainly bested Fitoor.
Deadpool collections are being viewed with the greatest incredulity as it has emerged as the No. 2 movie over the weekend behind Sanam Re while Fitoor, spectacularly, has been pushed to third. Clearly, Deadpool has cornered a lot of the collections that would have headed for both the Bollywood releases. It also shows that, given a choice, Indian audiences also like variety present at theatres.
Ryan Reynolds starrer ‘Deadpool’ was released last Friday along with Hindi films ‘Fitoor’, which stars Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur, and ‘Sanam Re, which features Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat.
Ryan Reynolds starrer ‘Deadpool’ box office collections are at Rs 14.25 crore in the opening weekend. ‘Deadpool’ with its action, blood and twisted sense of humour seems to be treading the right path in India with a take on Friday of Rs 4.1 crore, Saturday Rs 4.9 crore, and Sunday Rs 5.25 crore. And astonishingly, over the weekend, the film recorded an average occupancy rate of 70 percent, said a statement. Internationally also ‘Deadpool’ is on a roll. It has raked in almost $135 million in its first three days in theatres in the US, reports variety.com.
Fitoor collections have been the worse of the three as it managed to earn Rs 3.61 crore on day 1, Rs 4.45 cr on day 2 and to round off the opening weekend, collected another Rs 5.96 crore on day 3. Fitoor collections during the opening week were just Rs 14.11 crore.
Sanam Re box office collections have of course been the best of the lot. On day 1 Sanam Re collected Rs 5.04 crore, on day 2 it took Rs 5.54 crore and on day 3, which was Valentine’s Day, it earned a higher amount at Rs 6.45 crore. Sanam Re collections during the opening weekend are Rs 17.05 crore.