Sarbjit Failed to Impress Audience
It was another week when the initial honors went to a Hollywood release as X Men – Apocalypse opened better than the Hindi release Sarabjit. The opening of the Hollywood release is not great as it opened to just about decent collections but still that is enough to beat Sarabjit. The opening of Sarabjit is low at around 15%. The content of the film seems to be for North India but though the opening there was better than other places, it was still not upto the mark. The opening in both Punjab and Delhi was not uto the mark but if the film is too pick up these areas can go up fast as is dominated by high end multiplexes.
Sarabjit will have an open field if it can score on word of mouth as holdovers are coming to the end of their runs and though the competition of X Men – Apocalypse has opened better the gap can be made up easily over weekend if Sarabjit has the reports. Delhi and Punjab will have to pick up fast if the film is to have chance at the boxoffice. The film has further problems in Punjab that it is facing competition from a Punjabi film Kaptaan and although Kaptaan has also just opened to average numbers it dominates the screen sapce in Punjab.
Though the B Town has no other movie to release this day, the Hollywood embarked with X-Men: Apocalypse that managed to get occupancy of 45 percent across the nation. Sarabjit was supposed to pick up in the evening and night shows, but thanks to the low buzz found for the film, it can only secure small amount of moolah at the box office. As per reports, the first day box office collection for Sarabjit tolled to around 3.69 crores only, which is certainly not the figure the makers were expecting from the film. The trade pundits have hopes to witness some amount of surge in the coming first weekend of the film. Let’s see what the destiny of this biopic is.