Yet another week, yet another Hollywood biggie making a mark at the Indian box office. A couple of weeks back it was The Lion King and this week it’s the turn of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The Hollywood franchise has been quite popular in India and though the last one had missed hitting the Rs. 100 crores mark, it was still a good success nevertheless. Now the makers of the latest instalment, albeit as a spin off with just two major characters from the series, would be hoping that it is back to finding a spot in the Rs. 100 Crore Club with this one.
It could well reach there too, what with Friday numbers turning out to be Rs. 13.15 crores. The collections are on the expected lines as unlike an Avengers film, this one has a relatively restricted market in India and is primarily been endorsed by the youth. Since you don’t really expect a huge deal of family audiences to step in from Day One itself, what mattered was whether a double digit score came calling or not.
Now that it has happened and the verdict is out too that this one is a popcorn entertainer, the film is set to grow hugely over the weekend. There is no competition whatsoever that it is facing from any other new release which means it would lead the show all the way today as well as tomorrow, hence turning out to be a very good money spinner.