Himmatwala Looking To Get The Year Going
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Three months into the year and there has been no major hit and Himmatwala will be expected to put that right. Race 2 is the only film that got an opening but could not sustain, a few other films managed to sustain pretty well but as they did not open the damage was done.
Himmatwala will be the start to an interesting ten weeks where aside from Himmatwala there are other films like Ek Thi Daayan, Shootout At Wadala, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 which will all be expected to be hits.
Himmatwala is likely to put up good weekend numbers and the key will be if how well it can sustain. Circuits like UP, Bihar, Gujarat, CPCI and Rajasthan are sure to do well while Delhi and Punjab have under performed for the masala ventures with rural settings over the last 18 months. Friday is Good Friday but this holiday has not given a huge boost to collections over the last two years or so.
Basically the test will be Delhi/UP and East Punjab for the film and if it can do 10 crore and 4.5 crore lifetime share respectively in Delhi/UP and East Punjab then there will be no stopping the film as Mumbai and Central markets are sure to out perform.