Thappad had a fair start at the box office as Rs. 3.07 crores came in. The opening was lesser than expectations as it was predicted in this column that around Rs. 4 crores would come in. However, the footfalls didn’t really see the kind of momentum that was expected out of it. The start was on the expected lines but then evening and night shows could have picked up better.
Nonetheless, the film has positive reviews going in its favour and that should help the urban multiplex audience come up in good numbers at least today. That would set the stage for word of mouth to take over and if that indeed turns out to be as good as the reviews; stage would be set for Sunday to grow further.
As for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, the film managed to hang in there with Rs. 2.08 crores coming in. With the kind of fall that was evidenced right from Monday to Wednesday, it had seemed that the drop would be higher on the second Friday. However, with no other major entertainer per se as competition, there was space available for the Ayushmann Khurranna starrer to perform reasonably well.
So far, the film has collected Rs. 46.92 crores and with some push it could well manage to achieve the 50 crores milestone today.