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Rangoon 1st Day Collection, Takes an Average Start across India

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First Day Collection of Rangoon

Bollywood movie Rangoon, starring Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut, has got poor response at the box office on the first day and its opening day collection is likely to be average. Rangoon is one of the most-hyped and highly awaited Bollywood movies of 2017. The story, which is based on life of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia, had created lot of curiosity about this romantic war drama. Adding to this, the superstars’ presence had multiplied the viewers’ expectations. The promos further added to the hype of the movie.

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The Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut was a solo release and none of last week releases were there to pose competition. The movie was expected to start with a bang at the box office. But the hype and promotion could not translate into huge advance booking for Rangoon, which actually registered very poor numbers in advance booking. Rangoon has opened to lukewarm response at the ticket counters across the domestic market in the morning shows. The film registered an average of 10-15 percent occupancy in the cinema halls around the country.

With the late night shows just starting, trade sources mention that Rangoon might see a growth in occupancy to about 25 to 35 per cent. But still this is not the ideal start for a film of this magnitude. However, there is a ray of light for Rangoon as the audience has started to speak about the film and the performances of all the actors. Obviously, the film has got mixed reviews from the critics, but a good word-of-mouth publicity can help its box office prospects

The movie has garnered mixed response from the critics and audience, which is expected to boost its collection in the afternoon and evening shows. It will have to improve dramatically to leave some impact. As per early trends, Rangoon is likely to collect around Rs 6.07 crore at the domestic box office on the first day. The Vishal Bhardwaj-directed movie is set to become the fourth biggest Bollywood opener of 2017, after Raees (Rs 20.42 crore), Jolly LLB 2 (Rs 13.20 crore), and Kaabil (Rs 10.43 crore).

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