Dolly Ki Doli V/S Baby First Day Box Office Collection:
After the Tevar and Alone movie today’s two big releases are the Akshay Kumar starrer Baby and the Sonam Kapoor starrer Dolly Ki Doli. Dolly Ki Doli is a fun and peppy con film starring Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pulkit Samrat and Varun Sharma in lead roles. The film has been allotted around 1600-1700 screens and has opened to an average occupancy. Targeted thoroughly for the urban and multiplex audience, Dolly Ki Doli might mint around INR 2 crore on its first day. Despite being promoted thoroughly across the country, the film is receiving a lukewarm response and is getting mixed reviews. The slow start might just be a bump since today is a working day. So the awaiting weekend will be the real litmus test.
On the other hand, Baby is a multi starrer featuring Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, Rasheed Naz and is helmed by Special 26 director Neeraj Pandey, hence the expectations are high. The film has been allotted 2000-2500 screens and has opened to a good occupancy today. Its target audience is the single screen as well as the multiplex audience but from the looks of the first day occupancy, the film is doing better in the latter circuit. This multi-starrer might make a collection of INR 9.3 crore on its first day. And given, the rave reviews it’s receiving, a positive flwo of word of mouth will work wonders for the film over the long weekend to come. Both these films have an advantage of the long weekend that includes a public holiday on Monday. While Dolly Ki Doli will have to rely on a good flow of word of mouth, the 3-day weekend will benefit Baby to a great extent, as it’s a patriotic film releasing 2 days prior to Republic Day i.e. 26th January. Given its star value combined with the rich content, Baby is likely to be 2015’s first entry into the 100 crore club.
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