With the earnings of Rs. 102.23 crore in 17 days ‘Housefull 2’ has become the second film in 2012 to cross the 100 crore mark after ‘Agneepath’. It’s also the first Akshay Kumar movie to enter the category of movies which have done business worth Rs 100 crore after its release.
Leading film trade analyst Taran Adarsh had been closely monitoring the business done by ‘Housefull 2’ and today he tweeted, ”It was a great weekend for Bollywood. #Housefull2 crossed 100 c. #Housefull2 continued its dream run, crossing 100 cr mark in Weekend 3. Collected Rs 8.75 cr, taking the 17-day total to Rs 100.50 cr nett.”
The success of ‘Housefull 2’ has given a new lease of life to Akshay Kumar who has been struggling to give a single hit for the past couple of years. Akshay Kumar on Housefull 2 crossing 100 cr mark.
Expressing satisfaction over the business registered by the movie Akshay tweeted, “For all those congratulating me for Housefull 2, honestly 100 crores is just a number but I’d be lying if I would say it doesn’t matter. Hearing/reading words like superhit, excellent business, great word of mouth, back in form, are music to any actor’s ears but again YOU guys are the only reason behind it. THANK YOU ALL for watching & enjoying Housefull 2. God bless you all always (SIC).”
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ is going to be the first sleeper hit of this year. The movie was released last Friday without much publicity. No big stars on board, no super duper music or any controversy that could generate some buzz before release, even then it managed to draw crowd towards the theatres. Director Tigmanshu believed that his movie had something more to offer to the audience than a routine commercial flick.
Marketing strategy of the movie was also quite low key as the film was not publicized like other releases of this year. Nothing could stop the movie from tingling cash registers at the boxoffice last weekend. Expressing surprise over its collections Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted,” Paan Singh Tomar collected Rs 4.25 cr nett in its opening weekend [on limited screens/shows]. Fri 85 lacs, Sat 1.4 cr, Sun 2 cr. Superb!(Sic)”
Certainly the movie has picked up through the word of mouth and Adarsh has highlighted this trend in his tweet,” PaanSinghTomar witnessed a spectacular increase in its opening weekend. Sat and Sun witnessed unimaginable growth in business.””
‘PST’ has received rave reviews from the film fraternity with biggies like Amitabh Bachchan, Shekhar Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap have showered lavish on the director for making a wonderful movie. Big B went to the extent of calling it first genuine biopic made by any Bollywood director. We hope Tigmanshu continues to delight cinegoers with his inimitable realistic style of film making.