Aamir enjoys yet another success with Delhi Belly
By bbsbuzz - Wed Jul 06, 10:33 am
Imran Khan is going through a good phase professionally. After a hit in ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ and a fair success in ‘Break Ke Baad’, now Imran has a good money spinner in hand with ‘Delhi Belly’ taking a very good opening at the box office. As expected, the film took close to 70% opening over the weekend which resulted in an immediate ‘safe’ status for this Aamir Khan production. With a 22 crores opening weekend to boast, ‘Delhi Belly’ now stands fourth when it comes to the best reception for a Bollywood film this year after ‘Ready’, ‘Double Dhamaal’ and ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’.
As for ‘Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap’, it was clearly swept under the wave of ‘Delhi Belly’. It was expected as well, more so since ‘Transformers’ too had released on the same date. Many followers of Bachchan Sr. had expected that ‘Delhi Belly’ would come crashing down after Friday which would end up benefiting ‘Bbuddah….’ to show rapid progress. Well, that was not the case to be as ‘Bbuddah…’ stayed miles behind ‘Delhi Belly’ over the entire weekend and though it did show improvement with every passing day, the jump in collections was not major enough to be termed miraculous.
Resultantly ‘Bbuddah’ ended up collecting around 6.5 crores over the weekend once it sustained itself after a so-so 20%-30% opening. The film can take solace from the fact that it has seen mostly decent to very positive reviews as well as word of mouth which means it has in it to try and stay afloat for one more week at the least. So even though a mega earner is certainly ruled out, there are good chances for this out and out Bachchan show to turn into a coverage affair at the least. Mid- level budget should further help it’s cause. However the fact cannot be denied that if only ‘Bbuddah…’ would have arrived alongside lesser competition, it would have done far better than how it has performed now.