With all the positive reviews that Baby has garnered, it was expected that the film would have huge numbers at the box office. In fact there was great growth over the extended weekend also. However, weekdays saw a regular fall of 50%, as a result of which the collections of the Akshay Kumar starrer stood over 63 crores*. While the film would certainly cross the lifetime total of Akshay’s last release Entertainment as well as his previous film with Neeraj Pandey, Special 26 – it remains to be seen how far the box-office collections of Baby will go from this point onwards.
Dolly Ki Doli had a similar graph and as a result, the first week of collections stood at a little over 19 crores*. This Arbaaz Khan production showed good growth over the extended weekend. Moreover, the first week’s collections are similar to Sonam Kapoor‘s last release Khoobsurat.
Both films could have covered a much greater distance (as far as the collections go) had it been an open week ahead. However, there are as many as three films arriving together – Khamoshiyan, Hawaizaada and Rahasya – which will take up the majority of screens and show timings. It will be interesting to see what audiences choose with as many as five films in the offering!
*Final numbers awaited