Critics may have disliked gangster film Shootout At Wadala but cine-goers can't get enough of it, the numbers say. Opening weekend figures place the Balaji Telefilms' production at the top of the box office charts with an impressive Rs 30.7 crores. (Read review)
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets: #ShootoutAtWadala collected approx. Rs 30.7 cr nett in its opening weekend. Fri 10.10 cr, Sat 9.75 cr, Sun 10.85 cr.
He waxed lyrical: #ShootoutAtWadala is the highest non-holiday weekend of 2013. Despite Adults tag. Despite IPL. The biz is simply super!
Further praise from Taran Adarsh: Despite adult/violent content, which is *not* Overseas friendly genre, #ShootoutAtWadala has performed well in key markets.
In contrast, short film anthology Bombay Talkies limped far behind with Rs 5.05 crores.(Read review here)
Taran Adarsh tweeted: #BombayTalkies collected approx. Rs 5.05 cr nett in its opening weekend. Fri 1.05 cr, Sat 1.75 cr, Sun 2.25 cr.
Shootout At Wadala stars John Abraham as gangster Manya Surve with a supporting cast fo Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Sonu Sood. Bombay Talkies, which consists of four shorts directed by Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Zoya Akhtar, stars an ensemble cast of Rani Mukherji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Randeep Hooda with special appearances by Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.