Delhi 6 does well at box office
Delhi 6 has taken the best opening of 2009 so far. The film will put up strong first weekend numbers given the strong collections from the multiplexes and single screens in Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Baroda, Bangalore, Kanpur etc. Mumbai is relatively behind. On the other hand, overseas in America, the film has opened strongly across 92 screens as well. Its weekend coll
The Abhishek Bachchan starrer had difficulty finding a proper release Friday due to revenue share dispute between the multiplexes and UTV. As such the Saturday opening collections are higher than Friday’s. Though it remains to be seen how Sunday and of course the critical Monday will head, as that will determine whether Delhi 6 goes on to be a big hit at the box office. But the early word of mouth on the film appears to be positive.
Bachchan Jr.’s last big solo opener was couple years back. His next release is a big one, headed to be Mani Ratnam’s romantic thriller opposite Aishwarya Rai which will only release towards Diwali in India.
Director Rakesh Mehra’s previous film Rang De Basanti did over 50 crores business at the box office and Delhi 6 will look to do something comparable.
The next couple months don’t have many major releases coming up. Kal Kisne Dekha launching Jackie Bhagnani, is probably the next notable Bollywood release, in April.