Soorma showed growth on expected lines as Rs. 5.05 crore more came on Saturday. Compared to Friday numbers of Rs. 3.20 crore, this is a decent jump though one expected more since there was capacity available to bring in added footfalls. The need of the hour for the film is to keep the momentum on and bring in further jump on Sunday as well. That would be the deciding factor for the film to have stable Mondays, so that it is in for a chance to bag a good overall total.
Currently, the film stands at Rs.8.25 crore and is chasing weekend total of films like 102 Not Out [Rs.16.65 crore] and Hichki [Rs.15.35 crore] which had opened to similar numbers on Friday. Both these films had actually trended quite well and managed to reach a lifetime of Rs. 52 crore and Rs.45 crore respectively. Though that number won’t really be coming in for Soorma, it could well be happy if a lifetime of Rs. 30 crore is crossed.
Meanwhile, Hollywood release Ant Man And The Wasp has thrown a pleasant surprise. The superhero film came out of nowhere and even with minimum publicity is actually bringing in some of the best numbers over the weekend, while comfortably surpassing Soorma. After clocking in Rs. 5.50 crore on Friday, it grew further on Saturday to bring in Rs. 7 crore. That has brought its overall total to Rs. 12.50 crore, hence ensuring that yet another Hollywood flick has managed to make its mark in India.
2018 is turning out to be a good year not just for Bollywood but also Hollywood films and now the success of Ant Man And The Wasp is a testimony of the same.