The two major releases this Eid, KIDNAP and DRONA, were released in U.K. on Wednesday itself, which means it was a 5-day weekend for the two biggies. KIDNAP started with a bang on Wednesday, grossing approx. Â£ 65,000, but slided downwards on Thursday [approx. Â£ 44,000]. The Friday to Sunday total is Â£ 1,29,824 and the 5-day total is Â£ 2,43,309 on 51 screens.
On face-value, the figure [Â£ 2,43,309] may seem impressive, but the fact remains that given the festival period and a 5-day weekend, everyone was expecting the film to touch approx. Â£ 3,50,000 in its 5-day weekend, but the negative reports have hit the film hard.
On the other hand, DRONA is a debacle of epic proportions. It started with approx. Â£ 33,000 on Wednesday and approx. Â£ 19,000 on Thursday, but the Friday to Sunday total was a mere Â£ 64,528. The 5-day total is Â£ 1,17,854 on 56 screens. Washout!
Let's check out the biggest openers of 2008 in U.K. - a 'Bollywood Hungama' exclusive!
|FILM||OPENING WEEKEND [Â£]||SCREENS||AVERAGE [Â£]|
|Jodhaa Akbar||3,63,726 [incl. Thursday previews]||46||7,907|
|Race||4,57,303 [4 dy.; till Monday]||46||9,941|
|U Me Aur Hum||1,71,875||46||3,736|
|Tashan||1,81,838 [incl. Thursday previews]||46||3,953|
|Sarkar Raj||2,06,724 [incl. Thursday previews]||49||4,219|
|Mere Baap Pehle Aap||1,01,849 [incl. Thursday previews]||31||3,285|
|Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic||1,30,256||49||2,658|
|Kismat Konnection||1,21,054 [incl. Thursday previews]||37||3,272|
|Singh Is Kinng||4,93,281 [incl. Thursday previews]||50||9,866|
|Kidnap||2,43,309 [5-day weekend]||51||4,771|
|Drona||1,17,854 [5-day weekend]||56||2,105|
Note:- Above Â£ 1,00,000 in the opening weekend.