100 percent collections for ‘Ghajini’ on opening dayDecember 25th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan’s latest film “Ghajini” rocked the box office, taking in 100 percent collections across the country on its opening day Thursday, an executive of the movie’s India distributor said. Aamir Khan, who was present at the trial run of the movie at a preview theatre in Mumbai Wednesday, reportedly said that “Ghajini” has created a record by becoming the first Bollywood movie in recent times for which the tickets had been sold in advance for all five days of the opening week across the country.
According to trade reports, in view of the unprecedented audience expectation for the film, the multiplexes are asking the distributors to increase the number of prints.
The decision in this regard has not yet to be taken.
The movie has been released within the country with 1400 prints. Reliance BIG Pictures has released 213 prints overseas.
Meanwhile, “Ghajini” raked in Rs.70 million during 650 paid previews at multiplexes in India Wednesday.
“Although the movie has not received uniform favourable reviews, the hype created around it has worked wonders and there is little doubt that the movie will turn out to be a superhit,” said trade analyst V. Verma.