The BO performance of Riteish Deshmukh starrer Marathi film LAI BHAARI was an eye-opener for most in the industry as it reinforced the fact that even non-Hindi films can affect the overall collections of a Hindi entertainer -- HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA. However, the films have fared very well at the ticket window.
Amongst the three films that opened today -- HATE STORY-2, AMIT SAHNI KI LIST and PIZZA 3D -- HATE STORY-2 embarked on the best start, with certain circuits opening to 40%-50%-60% occupancy. However, AMIT SAHNI KI LIST has opened on a below average note, while PIZZA 3D has garnered a better start at places, but the overall biz is pretty low.
Meanwhile, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA and LAI BHAARI are certainly proving to be tough competition for the new releases. Both films continue to attract audiences and are expected to dominate the box-office, with HATE STORY-2. AMIT SAHNI KI LIST and PIZZA 3D will have to rely heavily on good word of mouth to post decent collections over the weekend.