We asked you earlier whether Deepika Padukone or Bipasha Basu would emerge the winner at the box office the past weekend, and it looks like the answer is in. It was always a given that Finding Fanny would find its audience at the multiplexes while Creature 3D would do better at the smaller centres. Still, one didn’t expect a huge gap between the two films over the weekend at least. However, at the box office it turned out to be Finding Fanny all the way, as it went on to do double the business of Creature 3D. Though the two films were not really competing with each other to begin with, eventually the collections spoke the loudest and in that perspective, it is Finding Fanny which is set for a much more stable week ahead.
As was expected, Finding Fanny saw good reviews coming from all quarters and considering the fact that it was parallel cinema despite stars like Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor, that was needed as well to boost the film’s fortunes. That happened too with decent collections on the opening day. However, post that it was word of mouth which did the talking, as a result of which the Homi Adajania directed film managed an opening weekend of over 20 crores. Now for a film of this genre, it is a good enough start and one waits to see the kind of distance that it eventually covers.
On the other hand, Creature 3D didn’t have much going for it right from reviews to opening. Though for this genre reviews don’t really make a difference, at the least some good footfalls are expected in the mass centres. When that was minimal too on the opening day despite Vikram Bhatt and Bipasha Basu, there were early alarm bells. Post that, when the weekend stayed low too with collections only around the 11 crore mark, the writing was clear on the wall. The film will now need to be super-strong during the weekdays… but that will be a big task, as the momentum should have been gained during the weekend itself.