When Friday collections [Rs. 9.77 crore] came close to the numbers that were registered on the opening day Wednesday [Rs. 10.53 crore], it was quite apparent that Kaabil was fighting it out well in the ring, and hard. This was evidenced on Saturday as well when the momentum continued, what with Rs. 13.54 crore more coming in. This pretty much demonstrated yet again that the film has been accepted by the audience and all that it needs now is good hold to be maintained in days to come as well as better showcasing that would allow its prospects to better.
The film has now gone past the Rs. 50 crore milestone with the overall numbers reading Rs. 52.41 crore. The highest grossing film of director Sanjay Gupta is Shootout at Wadala [60 crore] and that number would be surpassed by this evening itself.
In last couple of major clashes, one film was relatively much weaker that helped the other film immensely. Be it Dilwale v/s Bajirao Mastani clash or Mohenjo Daro v/s Rustom, it was the latter film that emerged as a much bigger success. On the other hand the last big clash between Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay had both films with almost similar credentials (from word of mouth perspective) due to which even though former scored more, the distance with latter was just a little over Rs. 10 crore.
All eyes are on the numbers that Kaabil manages to bring in as that would be a deciding factor on how much would this clash eventually have a say in the film’s eventual outcome.